Sunday, March 25, 2012
Steve Siebold on fatloser.com says to clarify your weight loss goals to the point where someone could wake you up at 4 in the morning and say "What are your goals?!" and you could spit them out even in a half dazed state of sleep. Siebold says this level of mental clarity is crucial when the going gets tough, "which it will."
For me the way I learn something to this level of automatic, intuitive ownership is to sing it. Over and over. (For example, in this process there came to mind a French song I learned as a child; it is stuck there forever!) So I looked at my lists and tried to cut things down to an irreduceable minimum that I could sing.
*Be thin for God's miracles in my life.
*Feel good when I look in the mirror.
*Wear cute clothes and walk tall and proud.
*Honor my awesome Creator.
*Do fun stuff. Live better and longer.
*Inspire and encourage others.
I'm singing it to a simple nursery tune. Past experience has proven it will be popping into my head at unpredictable times. Now maybe it will tra-la-la into my thoughts when the going gets tough, which it will.
But I'd still rather not be waked up and questioned at 4 a.m.!