Thursday, 27 February 2014

Bucket list.

So, I was driving into Wick today and as is prone to happen on boring, lonesome journeys I started thinking about random things. Todays randomness was my bucket list. I actually do not have a bucket list but I got to thinking about what I would put on it if I did. Here's what I got

1) Visit New York, Atlanta and New Orleans.
2) .........................Erm.............

Yup, that's the extent of my bucket list, the extent of what I want to do before I die. What I can't work out is whether my lack of objectives is a good thing or a sad thing - is that I've done all I want to do or I just have no imagination!
Have you noticed anything yet?
As I continued to drive along, desperately trying to think of things to fill the list out and realising I had no inclination to throw myself out of a plane, swim with sharks nor write a novel something dawned on me "oh. wow. I didn't even think about weight loss".
I wonder what Freud would have to say about that?
To be honest although I want to lose weight I don't want to have to - does that make sense? I want to be happy with the way I look at the size I am and I want to never have to bother with losing weight ever again. But......there it is....... such a small word with so much meaning - but! The truth is I know how I look to other people and I know that it's generally accepted that I need to lose weight. I want to buy clothes and know that a size 12 will fit, I want to feel good wearing nice clothes and I want to be comfortable having my photo taken.
On the upside, today I realised something. I've been telling myself that I need to lose 5 stone to look half decent and be at an ideal weight however today I realised it's actually 3 stone I need to lose not 5 - how bloody cool is that :)

1 comment:

  1. One of the things I did when I was training (a long time ago!) was to wear wrist and ankle weights. They strap around your limbs and because they weigh a couple of pounds each, any day to day activity required more effort, therefore burnt up more calories. Losing weight was a walk in the park...

    Maybe you don't need to lose weight, some people are naturally heavier than others. Maybe all you need to do is tone a few muscles. Your weight may stay the same but muscle is denser than fat so takes up less space, ergo, you look thinner and feel healthier, unlike those who starve themselves and lose both muscle and fat.