Sunday, September 04, 2011
When my computer gets sluggish, slow, starts doing things I don't want it to do, I hit click Start, Log Off Computer, Restart . Usually that works but sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't, I don't just shrug my shoulders, mutter "oh well, maybe I'll try again tomorrow" and walk away.
When the standard reboot doesn't work I hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete. Sometimes even that doesn't work. Do I give up? No, it's a machine and I am a tad impatient so I push the power button.
And when that doesn't work? (Did I mention I'm impatient?) I unplug the silly thing and plug it back in.
So when my own personal machine started getting sluggish, slow, and started doing things I didn't want it to, was I impatient and impudent? No, I gave myself a zillion excuses and pitiful passes.
No more! Now, I realize if I hit my computer with a baseball bat, that won't beat it into submission. And beating myself with guilt and unattainable goals isn't the best approach either.
So today is September 4, 2011. I weigh 10 pounds more now than I did right after Christmas 2010. I weigh 10 pounds more now than I did on January 1 of this year.
My gentle but unwavering goal for the remainder of the year is to lose those 10 pounds and consider 2011 a wash in the field of weight loss. My goal is to cheer in 2012 10 pounds lighter than I am today.