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Making Decisions

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I read somewhere that the human brain makes about 1 billion decisions on any typical day. Most of these decisions are on a subconscious, or automatic level - like whether to breath in or breath out at any given time.....those are the very easy decisions. Some of these decisions are more difficult - like which college to attend, what career to pursue, whether to buy or rent, etc. Somewhere in between are the decisions to choose what we eat. For most of us this is a decision of luxury. Only about 25% of the earth's population has a multitude of options available to then as to what to put in their mouth. That leaves the rest of the world to make easy decisions because most of the time there is no decision involved - a hungry, starving person will eat whatever is put before him, or whatever he can harvest, kill or steal. I want easy food decisions, but I do not want to be cast into this lot.
So I have all these tough food decisions to deal with - because I am part of the fortunate lot. Over most of my life I have made very bad decisions. Decisions based upon immediate pleasure, not long term affect. So here I am, trying to train my mind to make smart decisions that are easy, almost subconscious - like breathing. For in that path there is true success. How to train my mind to operate this way has been the toughest decision of my life - when I decide on an answer, I'll let you know. In the mean time, my mind is working overtime on its 1,000,000,001st decision of each day!


Back on track - confirmed

Monday, February 16, 2009

This morning's 233 lb weigh-in confirmed that I am back on the right track to success with substantial improvement from that 237 lb reading I saw only 5 days ago. True, the 237 was a false high due to my vacation regimen and a build up of bulk, but the retest was 235 the next day, - I like 233 better! Now for a killer week to help me break the 230 mark before the month is out! Then on from there!


Winter weekends

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Michigan winter weekends can be challenging to one's SP plan. Typically these weekends are spent indoors and at home. It is tough staying busy to help keep one's mind off all that food in the pantry and refrigerator. But I have a vision of a goal, and that provides the determination to succeed!


A quite Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Just me and Sharon, home, staying on track and enjoying each other's company. Just the way I like it!


Pre-weekend prep talk

Friday, February 13, 2009

OK, the weekend is just about here and to top it all off, it is a Valentine's Weekend! So, be prepared. I have some nice Atlantic Salmon defrosting in the frige for tonight's meal with some fresh veggies and a large sweet potato. I will stop by the fish market on my way home tonight and pick up some fresh Chilean Sea Bass for tomorrow's dinner and Sunday will be a nice sea food Ceasar salad with the left-overs! That, and my determination to stay away from anything sweet, creamy or salty should keep me on track and thru the weekend.


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