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"You can have the results you say you want, or you can have all the reasons in the world why you can’t have them. But you can’t have both. Reasons or results. You get to choose."


Susan Carlson

Friday, February 26, 2010

Laughing at myself

Firstly I am going away this afternoon for the weekend.  Yes it is the weekend I get to swim with dolphins!  I am so excited!


Secondly I have realised how something I already knew about myself applies to my weight loss.


When I do not have a strong opinion, or confidence in an opinion I have, or am unsure about a plan or approach I am easily persuaded.


I am aware of it in other areas of my life.  Most documentaries and news articles can persuade me.  I can nearly always relate to a persons point of view.  In these 'other' areas I am aware of it and try to get more information before forming judgements.


But I realised last night that what is happening with my weight loss approach is that every blog I read with a successful approach different to mine makes me doubt I am doing the right thing.


The fact is that nobody plans to stray from their planned approach.  Some people never do stray.  Some people stray often.  The important thing is to keep coming back on track.


So try to ignore my last few blogs.  And I will try to stick to my plan and not start doubting it.


After all, I may only be in my 8th week this time around, but I am in my 20 year of weight loss attempts and this time I have lost 5% so far. That shows it is working.


I KNOW what works and more importantly I KNOW what works for me.


LOL I should read my own blogs.  I even blogged about it.


So my goal is to stick to my plan.
But if I have a 'learning experience' (or 5) along the way it doesn't stop me getting to my goal of a long, healthy, happy life as a slim and fit version of me.

5 comments:

Weighting Around said...

Swimming with the dolphins is something very special. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. There is something amazing about touching and being touched by this almost magical creature. Have a wonderful time!

Katy said...

Absolutely right! You have to find what works for you. Bugger what everyone else does, you need to find your own rhythm.

Enjoy your weekend away and swimming with dolphins! Sounds just wonderful!!

Diz said...

Best thing you can do for yourself! Listen to YOU! It will take you far- it's the one thing that will never lead you astray. :)

cmoursler said...

well, keeping an open mind is good...but you will notice everyone's plan is different, because everyone has a different plan..that works for them
You are right. You know what works for you.
people will have opinions...but you know what they say about those.
your doing great.
keep up the good work.

anne h said...

Happy - too - through richer, or poorer, sickness and health or skinny or fat --
Happy with yourself is what matters most!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Laughing at myself

Firstly I am going away this afternoon for the weekend.  Yes it is the weekend I get to swim with dolphins!  I am so excited!


Secondly I have realised how something I already knew about myself applies to my weight loss.


When I do not have a strong opinion, or confidence in an opinion I have, or am unsure about a plan or approach I am easily persuaded.


I am aware of it in other areas of my life.  Most documentaries and news articles can persuade me.  I can nearly always relate to a persons point of view.  In these 'other' areas I am aware of it and try to get more information before forming judgements.


But I realised last night that what is happening with my weight loss approach is that every blog I read with a successful approach different to mine makes me doubt I am doing the right thing.


The fact is that nobody plans to stray from their planned approach.  Some people never do stray.  Some people stray often.  The important thing is to keep coming back on track.


So try to ignore my last few blogs.  And I will try to stick to my plan and not start doubting it.


After all, I may only be in my 8th week this time around, but I am in my 20 year of weight loss attempts and this time I have lost 5% so far. That shows it is working.


I KNOW what works and more importantly I KNOW what works for me.


LOL I should read my own blogs.  I even blogged about it.


So my goal is to stick to my plan.
But if I have a 'learning experience' (or 5) along the way it doesn't stop me getting to my goal of a long, healthy, happy life as a slim and fit version of me.

5 comments:

Weighting Around said...

Swimming with the dolphins is something very special. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. There is something amazing about touching and being touched by this almost magical creature. Have a wonderful time!

Katy said...

Absolutely right! You have to find what works for you. Bugger what everyone else does, you need to find your own rhythm.

Enjoy your weekend away and swimming with dolphins! Sounds just wonderful!!

Diz said...

Best thing you can do for yourself! Listen to YOU! It will take you far- it's the one thing that will never lead you astray. :)

cmoursler said...

well, keeping an open mind is good...but you will notice everyone's plan is different, because everyone has a different plan..that works for them
You are right. You know what works for you.
people will have opinions...but you know what they say about those.
your doing great.
keep up the good work.

anne h said...

Happy - too - through richer, or poorer, sickness and health or skinny or fat --
Happy with yourself is what matters most!