Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Secrets to Success
Today's weigh in shows a small uptick of .6 pounds. It's the result of traveling and having absolutely no control over the food put in front of me - except for one meal at a restaurant - and not being able to exercise as normal. As I said yesterday, I did the best I could in the situation I was in. I'm calling that maintenance because it really is fake weight.
While I was thrilled with my weigh in, after all I STAYED UNDER 180, I also knew how it was going to turn out. I can usually tell whether I'm losing, gaining, or maintaining. Even when I express shock at a weigh in where I feel the numbers don't match my effort, deep down inside, I know. Don't you?
I looked at our calendar last night and realized that, as of right now, we only have 1 weekend between now and Labor Day when we do not have an event! This is why I know it is of utmost importance for me to keep on keeping on. Because life (and death) continue to march on and there will always be "something" that is there ready, willing, and able to sabotage or sidetrack my efforts at making my goals. That's why I think an adjustment in thinking is necessary. Splurge days can get out of control with so many social events. The gist for me is that I have to continue to look at all my options and ask: Is this what is best for me right now? Will this choice get me closer to my goals. In other words, I need to be kind and gentle with myself and make the best choices possible, continuing to string together good "one days" into that ultimate necklace I so sincerely desire.
Robert Collier said, "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out."
AKA - Lather, Rinse, Repeat.
That's where I'm at. What about you?