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Are you interested, or committed?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's been a crazy (in a good way) month with a number of social obligations, and while I haven't been as diligent as I would like, I have managed to keep my weight stable.

However, I have reached the danger point: after two months, this is the time where boredom sets in. And in the past, I have cut corners, smiling at the scale when it behaves (in spite of my efforts) and raging when it doesn't (even though deep down, I know it was a result of MY behavior).

Some time ago, I read a great weight loss book (and I apologize for the lack of attribution) that asked a vital question:

ARE YOU INTERESTED, OR COMMITTED?

I put that in caps because it's pretty important if you stop and think about it.

INTERESTED means that I read other people's SP stories.
COMMITTED means that I plan on what I can do to ensure that I write my own.

INTERESTED means that I eat whatever is in the house.
COMMITTED means that I plan and shop accordingly.

INTERESTED means that I believe that I can surround myself with any food I want. COMMITTED means that I know certain foods are triggers; and I don't give myself the option of eating it by keeping it away from me.

INTERESTED means I go to the gym when I feel like it.
COMMITTED means that I go to the gym, even when I don't wanna, and at the risk of having a short and/or lousy workout anyway.

INTERESTED means that I put my comfort first.
COMMITTED means that I put my goals first, and acknowledge that in some instances, I will go without foods I like.

INTERESTED means that I hope for success.
COMMITTED means that I take small steps each day to make my own success happen.

Tomorrow, I'm off for a work trip, which is traditionally a difficult time for me. However, I'm bringing my iPad and am COMMITTED to writing down what I eat. Oh, and I'll be at the hotel fitness center, too!

Have a COMMITTED week, y'all!
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