The Wheels on this Bus!
Friday, November 20, 2020
I feel like the wheels on this bus are going round and round and getting nowhere! Every time I think I have a helpful passenger on board, they up and leave. Uh oh, there went "journaling". They just got on, for crying out loud. "No grazing, only healthy snacking when truly hungry" is riding a couple of seats back and keeps falling asleep, but at least they're still on the journey and seem to be staying awake and with me a little more all the time. "Tracking" is sticking with me pretty well. "Exercise" has gotten on and off so many times I've lost count. He's gone right now. Wish he'd make a commitment. Maybe I just need to part company with "Exercise" and try to befriend "Stretch" and "Move More". They seem like more palatable friends for me anyway. They're back there way in the back. Maybe I'll ask them to move up here closer to me so I can hear them when they urge me on.
Five years ago I left Weight Watchers and decided to go it on my own with SparkPeople, which I had been using for motivation along with WW for some time. At that time I weighed 164. In 2011 I got as low as 159, but didn't stay there long. Afterwards I seemed to go from 162 to 164 for 3 or 4 years, so I decided to go forward with SP. I am now going back and forth between 165 and 167 and have been doing so for about 3 years. My goal is 155. How can I jump start myself and get moving?! I only need to lose 10 to 12 pounds to get there. My starting weight when I joined WW was 199, so this is not an impossible thing for me to do.
Ay lawdy me, as my dear Dad used to say. There's nothing for it but to make up my mind and do it! Dean Anderson says you don't need motivation, you need to make a decision multiple times a day and you need to keep your goal and purpose in front of you at all times so you know what your decision means to your outcome. This is why the idea of journaling is so powerful for me. I'm calling you, "Journaling"! Please get back on with me, and let's go somewhere!