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Day 21 Weigh in/Decide what you can improve from Phase 2

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I am 5.5 pounds down from day 1. I consider this to be excellent progress, because I had been in a plateau for a while before I started the Challenge.

What can I improve?

I think most of the work must be mental. I'm already disciplined about working out and I always try to slowly but steadily increase my time, my speed, my efforts. I am very disciplines about tracking my food.

So what I need to work on is ATTITUDE! I feel very alienated from a lot of people and that makes me sad. I must learn to be happy with what I have and not lament what I don't have. I must learn not to allow people to hurt my feelings so much. And for me, I must not worry about making friends or having people like me. My quest is for health, not friends.

Another part of my goal for improvement is to have more and more meatless days. I would now call myself a "pescatarian" because I have had fish two or three times in the past month. I don't think I've had chicken or beef since August and I'm starting to care more and more about vegetarianism not merely as a weight-loss tool, but as a philosophy.

My quest is for an improved attitude. My quest is, as T.S. Eliot says and I can so fully understand:

"To care and not to care"

Day 22 Share the things that are most important to you in regards to health and fitness Thursday, Oct. 13

I don't want to end up being a huge burden to myself and others by becoming prematurely disabled due to weight-related health issues.

Day 23 Identify and eliminate a low self-esteem belief

I'm working on this -- and hard. I'm so defensive that sometimes I can become passive-aggressive.

Day 25 Post something inspirational (Quote, photo, song lyrics)
"Death is the mother of beauty"--without death we would lack an appreciation of the time we have and the people pets, , places, things we have.
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    Great job on the weight loss!!!!
    3534 days ago
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    emoticon on a great job,this is about our mental well being,which needs to be inline with the physical part of us! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3535 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/14/2011 1:47:47 AM
  • LE7_1234
    Congratulations for breaking out of the plateau!!

    Yes, so much of the work is mental. I've found these podcasts to be very helpful:

    They get a little (okay, a lot) new-agey and out there, but when I decided to just flow with it, things started really falling into place. (It's good to start at the prologue, but there's one around #100 about saying yes by saying no that you might like, based on your previous blog.)
    3536 days ago
    You are so correct about a lot of the work being mental. The messages we tell ourselves can stall us or move us forward. Keep being positive about yourself no matter what anyone else says.
    3536 days ago
    Attitude is an important part of our journey..... Good luck getting yours headed in the right direction.......Love your kitty background picture.
    A fellow CAT!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3536 days ago
    Why do you think you're on a plateau? You've lost almost two pounds per week, no?

    3536 days ago
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