Aug 092013

Saw my doctor this morning.  I’m down four more pounds over the last seven weeks.

That’s not nothing, but as much as I still weigh, I definitely could have done better.

However, on the way home I was considering that it represents an important shift in how I do things.  Before, when I would fall off the diet/exercise wagon, I would gain weight.  Now, when I don’t do as well as I should, I just stop losing weight.  Consequently it’s been several months since I weighed more one week than I did the previous week.  May that continue.

I just mapped out my plan for 60,000 steps a week (that’s 10,000 steps each of five days, and 5,000 each of two), and that should be rather helpful as well.

I finally quit smoking for good when I stopped overthinking it.  I think that’s happening to me now with my weight.

27 lbs. down.  90 to go.

Have a good weekend.

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  6 Responses to “Four more pounds, and learning to defend progress to date”

  1. Someone once said that trying to lose weight is a “Mind Game” that includes how our bodies work, how they heal, and all the various obstacles that represent the blockage we must overcome to get our lives back on the right track. The closer you are to your “Awareness”, the better equipped you are to deal with what life throws at you, the more tightly connected you remain to your “Awareness,” the more able you are to weather those storms of renunciation. It is not always about getting it right again. It is all in the mental game and can only be won with exercising that muscle that brings “Awareness” into authority over the mind, body, and emotions. In many respects, weight lose can be overcome with a concerted effort that applies the mind to the task of creating change. The problem for most is they feel overwhelmed by and completely identify with whatever condition has been applied to their particular problem.

  2. Great job, Bo. I know you can do it. And the benefit will be worth the effort.

  3. Fred, I’m fond of describing marriage in those terms—about it being all in the mental game. I would never suggest it’s always easy, because it isn’t. But you endure with someone because you’re both truly on the same page, with neither of you perceiving alternatives. Get that one synchronicity, and you almost can’t fail. Everything else is details.

    Not always easy in execution, but wholly uncomplicated in charter. Wow, it’s a lot like weight loss, isn’t it? 🙂

    Christy, thank you so much for your encouragement!

  4. Woot W00t!

  5. Positive direction, Bo, keep going!

  6. Thank you, kemtee and Miria!

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