Gosh darnit, I may be making progress this time! I've gone to the gym three times in the last week and I'd say that's 300% improvement, but if I go to the gym never, don't I have to multiply three times zero... which leaves me with zero? Well, I've either made 300% improvement or I've made 0% improvement.
But tonight's adventures in changing my lifestyle to finally be more healthy included a trip to Smith's where I bought about sixteen Healthy Choice meals. I chose them because they're healthy. And I chose them because I can just grab one and run to work and then I'm all set for lunch. Also, they were over 50% off. I also stocked up on Slim Fast shakes, just because I have a hard time getting breakfast in the morning, so on days when time is short, it's better to grab one of those than to grab nothing. I grabbed a bag of grapefruit and a bag of spinach. And for days when I really want to indulge myself, I got Chunky soup to eat with tortilla chips.
(I should also mention that I spent $50 on groceries and I saved $30. I heart sales!)
It turns out that limiting your eating to 1500 calories a day isn't that hard. I did it today without even trying. (Well, that's not couting the 3000 calories of cough drops I'm sure I consumed.) Last night I was talking to my massive German friend who is twenty pounds less massive. He limited himself to 1500 calories and lost twenty pounds in five weeks. Now, of course I don't expect to lose twenty pounds in five weeks. But I would like to lose thirty-five pounds in four months. I think that's reasonable, though some people won't call me "dear" because of it.
Also, a funny tangential note about the German. We were chatting on IM.
German: Weren't we supposed to go out this weekend?
Cicada: Oh yeah. We were! I guess things got busy. Well, let's still plan on going out, but not this next weekend because I'm already booked up. Let's shoot for two weekends away.
German: Too many dates.
Cicada: NOT too many dates! You're the last person I went on a date with! [in July]
German: Oh, that's mean. :(
German: Wait. I read that wrong. Now I see what you're saying.
So it made me laugh, because he thought that I was telling him that he's the last person I would go on a date with. Poor man. Well, at least I'll have another date in a couple weeks.
So that's it for tonight, I think. I know that all this post has to do with diet and exercise, so it's not really thrilling, but it's what I'm thinking about lately so it's what I'm posting. Wish me luck!