“It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget about what really matters to you.” Candy Chang.
Join Ms. Chang as she describes her experiences turning neglected spaces into constructive ones. With this particular experiment, Candy says, “Thinking about death clarifies your life.”
As we bring November to a close and step into the time of year where people start planning their resolutions, think about Candy’s message.
How would you answer the question:
Before I die I want to…
Well, how did you do? Did you make it all the way without stumbling?
If you stumbled, did you shake it off and keep going, knowing it was but a mere bump and nothing to make you give up?
I’m proud to say that I stayed away from bread for the entire month. Not once did I have sandwich bread, bagels, croissants, waffles, english muffins, muffins of any kind or pizza.
How did I find a month without bread? Ok, not bad, sort of hard, sort of easy.
I never once craved it but it made it more difficult to think of what to eat. My go-to toast and jam or egg and cheese on an english muffin made me have to reach for something else or modify my standard fare – just eggs with no toast for instance.
I did, I admit, eat more pasta than I usually do which perhaps was the reason I didn’t crave bread. I also ate a few crackers. They weren’t on my list so I felt they were ‘safe’ but I did limit them to much less than I would have had normally.
I had hoped that this challenge would kick-start some weight loss for me but not even a pound was shed (likely thanks to the pasta).
What’s for dinner tomorrow? Likely pizza. I did miss pizza.
Share your experience with your 30-Day Challenge.
Are you planning a 30-Day Challenge for December? What will you do?
And don’t forget to answer ‘Before I die, I want to…’