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Do or Die!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

I never in a million years thought that I'd let my weight get so out of hand. Yet, somehow, I am larger than life and looking at major health complications. I am smarter than this, aren't I? Of course I am! If smarts and know-how were enough, I'd have never gained so much weight in the first place. I have to WANT to lose the weight, adapt healthier habits and put forth the effort. I am doing a RE-BOOT. I am re-booting my "system" and turning all programs to positive, healthy objectives. I CAN re-program my thinking and I CAN develop new habits that lead to a long and healthy life. The big question is, but will I? Therefore, I commit to myself this promise. I will throw every effort that I have into my weight and health issues for one month and see what I come up with. If I exercise, follow the eating plan and journal for one full month, I am sure to see positive changes in how I feel and view this journey. If I can not make the changes, well then, I guess I chose misery and an early death. Stark facts, but true. So, do I chose LIFE or DEATH? Let's find out!
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    I love your analogy of rebooting your system!

    I recently got a tiny tattoo of the command key symbol and the letter Z, which are the keys you press to "undo" actions on a Mac. I use this as my anchor, to remind myself that I have to undo many, many years of unhealthy habits by forming new, healthy ones.

    One of the best pieces of advice anyone has ever given me was something one of my college professors told me when I was struggling with my senior film project. Things weren't working out the way I had planned, and I was frustrated. He said, simply, "Rewrite your script." I put up resistance, but then I realized: I was in charge. I could do anything I wanted, including rewrite my script.

    I've carried that notion throughout my life, and when things weren't working out the way I planned or wanted, I simply "rewrote" my script—revising my goals and the plans I had to follow to achieve them. I've found it's easier to accomplish things when you feel like you're in control; when your list of achievements, however small, is a catalyst for change.

    Good luck with your re-boot!
    1492 days ago
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