Contract for Success

Saturday, August 09, 2008

I, Grampat, hereby agree and commit to take the following steps to improve my accountability to myself and increase my chances for weight loss success.
1. I will not let one small slip-up convince me that I'm stupid, worthless or a lost cause. I will respect myself by refusing to engage in verbal self-abuse, and I will find positive ways to comfort and support myself when I'm having a hard time. Specifically, I will
--remind myself of my short term goals by repeating them when I am tempted to skip my cardio exercise. My short-term goals are at the end of this blog posting.
--remind myself that the weather is no excuse for getting on the bike or walking (as warm-up).
--be sure to break my total minutes on the bike into manageable segments.

2. I will not sacrifice my own needs to make other people happy, or do for them what they can and should be doing for themselves. When there is a conflict between my exercise and eating plans and what other people want me to do, I will negotiate to find a reasonable solution that allows me to do what I need to do for myself.

3 I choose to be in charge of my own decisions and behavior. I will not talk, think, or act as if my husband, child, neighbor, cravings, or subconscience made me do it. If I don't like the consequences, I will try something different the next time.

Signed, Grampat43

Short-term goals for August:
1. Weigh 195 or less by the end of the month.
2. Finish 1 lapghan (if radiation therapy starts, it will probably be 2!)
3. Find out what I CAN do for exercise, per Doc. and execute it. --Do cardio on stationary bike to be done on cardio days in segments.
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    It is August 17, 2009 and I was just reminded of what I wrote a year ago! It still holds true.

    Now, I need to apply this to my life today.

    I read the following quotes in a book I am currently reading:

    "All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible."
    --Orison Swett Marden

    "The secret of life is to have a task, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for your whole life. And the most important thing is: It must be something you cannot possibly do." --Henry Moore

    In this book the author advises that I exchange problems for opportunities. This is one of the underlying tenets of Spark, in my experience. Just the fact that I am willing to subject my undisciplined life to accountability makes me part of the solution. So I need to stop being my own worst enemy.
    3739 days ago
  • SHARON-2020
    Well said. This commitment is obviously derived from years of wise living! I have added you as my friend. Lee.
    3740 days ago
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