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Rat a Tat Tat - the Drummer's Beat - Tales from 100# Down

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I'm sure you have heard that old saying about someone marching to the beat of a different drummer. There are so many DIFFERENT drum beats in this busy world of ours. I like to think of our lives as a long march past stationary drummers. Sometimes as we are just stepping out of range of one we are already hearing another just ahead. To those walking a bit behind us they may see the change of pace and think we are totally missing the beat. It's a case of perspective! Soon they will be hearing the next drummer and adjusting their own step but at that fine line where the beat differs one looks absurd to the other and vice versa.

What's important is to march to the beat that one hears clearly whatever that might be. I've been on this journey for a long time (3 years and 4 months) and I'm hearing a new drumbeat - rat a tat tat. I have been stuck in a food rut and now I need to change it. What worked for the first 3 years isn't working so well now. I need to eliminate more processed foods, carbs, and SUGAR. You are probably thinking FINE time to talk about sugar with the holidays but actually it's the PERFECT time because that new drum beat is encouraging me to change my step!

I had 125 calories of sugar today. I didn't need it. I DID track it and figure it into my daily calorie total but I would like to get to that place where I can go days without it! That's going to take marching to that different drummer. I also need to change up my fitness. I've done the same thing for a long time. Either I need to do something new or change the intensity/length of what I'm doing.

Rat-a-tat-tat. I hear it. I might look odd to those behind me but I need to "get in step".

Here's hoping I can follow that drummer right through the holidays!

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