Lets knock out the perfect 10 thing.
I doubt Steve will be able to check this week...he has had a horrible loss.
But in the spirit of steve...I will post this anyways.
I did my 6 days of cardio...(7 actually)
I did situps (I can do all 200 now)...and only one day upper body. (I don't know what my malfunction is...I just don't like lifting weights. I can do cardio forever...get me around weights and I break out in hives.)
I am drinking my water...
I have cut down to one cup of coffee a day....
this wasn't a part of my perfect 10 stuff..but for me it is a gargantuan accomplishment...
I could have happily hooked an Iv up at one point...I loved coffee so much.
I am 'better now'.
I am getting to bed by 9 or so.....a three hour improvement on the midnight thing.
Again...if any of my readers didn't know...Steve's dad passed away....this is a really good time to show support for a fellow blogger...so if you could pop on over and show him some blog love....that would be cool. You can get there by clicking on the perfect 10 pic to the right.
Now to the rest of my title...
It may seem a little strange after yesterday's post, to talk about NOT OUT THINKING YOURSELF.
When yesterday was all about the thinking.
But here is what I mean....
I used to think
I will start on Friday...or sunday or monday..
I will eat this many calories over this many days and I should lose this much weight.
(Usually some ridiculously low number that left me starving...causing me to binge...scrap all those numbers....over exercise....try harder...then fail and get fatter.)
I am saying.
Don't do that.
Say right this very moment you are fatter than you have ever been in your whole life.
Now this might cause you to think.
Wow, I am a fat pig....I can't believe how fat I have let myself get....
How could anyone love me....
Let's stop our internal tape right here for a word of warning.
This tape you keep playing...
WILL. KEEP. YOU. FAT.
(This was my internal tape...)
That internal tape is on a loop fed by your fevered brain and misplaced sense of guilt.
Turn off the tape.
Hit the stop button...
Heck, shred it if you have to.
When the tape starts say "I'll feel worse about myself tomorrow."
And take a ten minute walk.
I think I will write down what I have been eating for about a week.
See where my calories are...
Then after that week is over you can say...
I can get rid of 500 of those calories.
And so you do.
I can walk 10 minutes a day...
and so you do.
You don't think about it...ponder what ifs...
Don't gaze wonderingly off into the future and start pondering "How many pounds could I lose if I cut out 1000 calories, climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and start eating only pumpkin seeds."
You focus on today...
You don't think about yesterday, you don't think about tomorrow.
Everything is today.
Trust me, tomorrows will come...
They pile on top of one another until they are stacked in neat rows..
They can be rows of personal victory,
or rows of personal regrets.
I start last May...
I started by throwing out a 450 calorie cup of grande white mocha with whip.
I got home...I put on my walking shoes...
I walked around the block.
I did it the next day.
And the next.
I ate 1800 calories...that was it...I KNEW I was eating more than that before...probably closer to 3500 calories.
I didn't stop to ask myself..."Will this finally be the time?"
I didn't ask that question till I crossed 200.
Don't ask that question till you are strong enough to answer yes.
Just keep going.
Until the doing becomes the thinking and your thinking becomes the doing.