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Saturday, March 02, 2013

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
― Thomas A. Edison

I am pleased to be part of the Cat's team and the team challenge. I feel encouraged by the positive energy I see and feel around me. I am not happy with my own performance and lack of success this week. Where was my positive energy???...... elsewhere. I clearly didn't take advantage of the wonderful force of nature on the on the Cats team that I could have drawn strength and encouragement from. In short I blew it.

Oh I have reasons, some version of justification, but the real deal is I didn't start with the necessary commitment, fire in the belly , etc. So, Cats and others, I will do what should have been done last week. Set daily and weekly goals. I am fessing up to messing up and I commit to to better.

Exercise 5 times this week including 2 RT sessions. (Did 3 shorter walks and 0 RT )
Track calories daily this week. (1 day last week)
Water- 8 glasses daily (did not count)
Sleep 7 hours (average 5-6 daily)
In my daily Lenten prayers, when I meditate each morning include being mindful in my self care.
And...whew....stay away from salty snacks and microbrew beer (I make my own) the night before a weigh in).

I gained .5 pound, which I would like to say was not a big deal. But that would only reinforce my self sabotage. It is a big deal, because that .5 pounds represents an entire set of mindful behaviors that needs to be in place, and were not. Today I know this. Last week I seemed to have forgotten the obvious.

My 5% challenge begins today. If I don't do better, you have my permission to strip me of my Cat's team membership and send me on my way.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GEORGIAGIRL26 3/8/2013 1:26PM

    Don't beat yourself up Mr. Bill. You recognized what you need to fix.
Just remember that the Lord and the rest of us are here for you.
I know that you will reach your goals. Blessings brother! Holly
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CAROL6X 3/7/2013 6:35PM

    Sounds like you are doing good. Keep it up.

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GETSALONG 3/3/2013 2:27PM

  emoticon luv that quote and implicit is don't quit, re-commit and go experiment to find what will work! Sounds like u r on it!

emoticon *yay* Go cats!

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OJ_2_OK 3/3/2013 8:34AM

    I loved this blog. It was very insightful!!!! Please remember to recognize the positives in every situation otherwise I worry you will get discouraged!

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DARLY55 3/2/2013 7:14PM

    OK Bill, looks like you are ready to get into gear and get down to business!
Drink your water, watch your portions and get moving! Good for you!

The rest of us will help you through. We are all in the same rocky boat.

Let's go, we can win this thing!!!
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SPARKCHANTAL 3/2/2013 1:02PM

    you fessed.
now lez

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FLORIDASUN 3/2/2013 10:04AM

    Oh sweetie pie...don't be quite so hard on yourself! We'll love you even if you don't lose every week. The importance of a team around you is to encourage and support you not to berate or sanction you! At least that's MY take on it...but I'm not a leader so consider the source.

You can do WILL do this. Do it for us...but mostly do it for yourself, and your family and all those who depend on you to make their world go round! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LOOKINGUP2012 3/2/2013 8:18AM

    Love your quote! Even with Spark and an incredible team there is still sorting out what won't work for us. Best wishes for a good week! emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 3/2/2013 8:11AM

  Onward and upward! emoticon

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PICKIE98 3/2/2013 7:51AM

    Wow!! You're really strict!! With yourself.. Sometimes the wake up call is what we need to re-kindle the flame.. Being honest, brutally honest takes guts,,

If I get lax, I picture the half pound as a cup of lard added to my big body,, That is a deterrent!!

Best of luck!!!

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