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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Many people have told me over the years not to wish my life away, but I still do it.

I want my weight to come off NOW. I want to get our mortgage paid off NOW. I want to quit my job and start the next phase of my life NOW.

Well, despite my impatience none of those things is happening NOW. I've got a plan in place for all three, but it is not within my power to make them happen NOW. I have to work the plans. Day be day, decision by decison, dollar by dollar. There are no shortcuts. All I can do is plod along.

I've always been very focused on career and financial goals, but not so much on my weight or health goals. In the last couple of weeks though, something has "clicked" and I've started to get back that focus.

If I am going lose this last 15 pounds, I've got to bear down, do the right things and make the right decisions. Not just this minute but EVERY minute of this day. Not just today but EVERY DAY until I reach my goal. I am the only one who can make it happen. My success is 100% within my ability and control.

So my weight goal is the one where I need to focus my efforts. It's the only one I can hurry up and achieve. It's the one I need to focus my attention on.

And so I am. And so I will.
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    We can plan for what we know but it is difficult to plan for what we do not know. As the old saying goes; "life is what happens to you as you are busy making other plans".

    It is my guess that you love routine and planning but when routine is disrupted and plans go askew, you may be thrown off balance. That is true for most of us.

    But to survive well when the bumps come along, we learn to be flexible. To "punt" so to speak. If TC goes to Michigan, you will need to punt because it is outside of your routine and your comfort zone; Plan B has to kick in.

    I visualize I have on an innertube and I float on the waves as hazards come my way. Maybe that is why I have trouble planning. I don't trust I will make it from beginning to end without adjusting the plan.

    And, I think that is why I have trouble with a "diet". I have an aversion to planning. I am working on it. I guess there are different rules to apply to different situations.
    3523 days ago
    I not the most patient woman around either! I get so angry at myself now because I keep loosing the same pounds over and over again! emoticon That is why my goal is to learn to eat a healthy lifestyle. It is great that you are so focused now emoticon I wish you all the best.........Debbie
    3523 days ago
    Love your clarity. You've got your thinking in gear! Now you're ready to go. You can do this!
    3523 days ago
    I can sure relate to those three wishes: weight, job and mortgage... in that order for me! Yes, a plan is the only solution but sometimes we have to take the plan slowly in order to stay steady in our quest for our goal. I am slowly returning to my plan"S" after these 6 weeks of convalescence. I will be satisfied with small improvements for the meantime. But I will be there to support you!
    3523 days ago
    I am also not the most patient person, so I can really relate. You have a plan in place for all those things which is great, and each day you'll take one step closer to achieving them. Wishing you a successful week, and weeks ahead.
    3524 days ago
    I can only imagine how you feel, with only a few left and wanting them to hurry and be off! I've got about 119lbs left to go (18 lost so far), and I wish they would hurry and drop off! I get discouraged when I only lose a few a week, week after week. But I know that's the best way to do it. Usually I'm a patient person, but not when it comes to my weight loss. I hear of it taking people 2-3 years to lose the 100lbs, and I so hope that will not be me!

    But you seem to soon come into what you want. Good luck!
    3524 days ago
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