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.