This is Day 57, so I thought my theme should be a heinz 57 post - a little bit of everything.
This upcoming (next) week will be a lot of hospital-related things for Dad, so I don't anticipate being online much. I'll weigh-in as usual on Tuesday or Wednesday, but probably won't post the results until the weekend. Will I break through The Wall?
Oh, the anticipation.
Sean (blog: The Daily Diary of a Winning Loser) is celebrating an anniversary today. His post touched upon something I could not articulate nearly as well, to wit:
... I've written before about making that “Iron-Clad Decision,” and it's that decision to succeed, that rock-solid commitment to consistency that has given me these incredible results. I found out that you have to give this journey an amazingly high priority. You have to make it one of the most important things you do. You have to defend your journey from anything and everything that might try to derail it. You have to protect it from yourself. I was always my own worst enemy, I understand that.
When you make it this important, it really makes it hard to rationalize bad choices, you know what I mean? As dramatic as it might sound, this is life and death stuff my friend. And no matter if you have 30 pounds or 300 pounds to lose, if you give it that “do or die” level of importance in your life, you're less likely to fail. ...
And followed that further in his post with:
... I've discovered something that many have discovered before me, and that is this: It's really 20% about food and exercise and 80% about the mental aspects. ...
When I tried to explain what was different, in yesterday's post of that title, this is what I was talking about. There is a BIG mental shift in attitude, in priority, in taking personal responsibility. The R word. It comes down to that, really. As Sean said, playing victim doesn't get us to our goals.
This man banished nearly 230 lbs in two years. He speaks from personal experience ... SUCCESSFUL personal experience. (Happy anniversary to Sean!) And he just gave away his not-so-secret to his success (which I partially quoted above). I wonder how many readers will actually make use of this valuable insight.
The NSV of the day = The bag boy who asked me today where my aunt was. My aunt? Yes, he replied, she looks a little bit like you, only heavier. Is she on vacation? (Um ... you could say that.)
I'm lovin' the bag boy of lane 5.
What is your NSV today? Share!