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Sunday, September 04, 2011

When my computer gets sluggish, slow, starts doing things I don't want it to do, I hit click Start, Log Off Computer, Restart . Usually that works but sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't, I don't just shrug my shoulders, mutter "oh well, maybe I'll try again tomorrow" and walk away.

When the standard reboot doesn't work I hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete. Sometimes even that doesn't work. Do I give up? No, it's a machine and I am a tad impatient so I push the power button.

And when that doesn't work? (Did I mention I'm impatient?) I unplug the silly thing and plug it back in.

So when my own personal machine started getting sluggish, slow, and started doing things I didn't want it to, was I impatient and impudent? No, I gave myself a zillion excuses and pitiful passes.

No more! Now, I realize if I hit my computer with a baseball bat, that won't beat it into submission. And beating myself with guilt and unattainable goals isn't the best approach either.

So today is September 4, 2011. I weigh 10 pounds more now than I did right after Christmas 2010. I weigh 10 pounds more now than I did on January 1 of this year.

My gentle but unwavering goal for the remainder of the year is to lose those 10 pounds and consider 2011 a wash in the field of weight loss. My goal is to cheer in 2012 10 pounds lighter than I am today.

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    Reboot is a perfect term to use. Life is a continual process of reevaluating. You can be those 10 lbs lighter. I have not even gotten on the scales since July and am hesitant to do so. You are not the only one to ever not achieve the perfect goal, but God has plans for us all, plans to prosper us, if we walk in His ways.
    Still doing Zumba? I tried it and loved it, but the girl that was leading it is with child and has decided that she can't maintain it as she had hoped. Life happens!
    Keep working on that first of the year goal. It is a lot easier to loose it now than a year from now when it is more settled in. emoticon
    3605 days ago
    I love your analogy. I understand it. My computer is dying, and I have to reboot it a lot. Looking at weight loss that way is great. Everyday is new, and we cannot just give up and walk away. I know you will lose those 10 pounds, and hope you will lose more than that before the end of the year. We're here for you. emoticon emoticon
    3608 days ago
  • DMC10241
    emoticon reboot... perfect. So glad you're not giving up... or beating yourself with a baseball bat, lol. We all need to reboot at one time or another.
    3608 days ago
    I'm right there with you on so many of my goals. I will join you in the reboot. Together we can do it!
    3608 days ago
    You can do it! emoticon to the rest of your successful life!
    3609 days ago
    Reboot is the perfect term for it. You can do it!
    3609 days ago
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    3609 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    You can do it.
    3609 days ago
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