About Fogdog's Weight Loss

Don't Focus on the Goal...

If you've followed this blog you know that I've struggled for many years with improving my health. I've finally reached a point where I've managed to maintain a small amount of success. Now it's time to take the next step, but I believe it requires a new way of thinking.

Instead of trying to get healthy, why not shift focus toward learning how to build healthy habits instead. Follow me as I try to teach myself how to Engineer healthy habits that will allow me to take my health to the next level. Let's see where this experiment goes!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Day #135 - When You Pause To Think About It...

Another strong day; I'm thrilled to be walking at lunch time again.  Despite being very hot and humid today I got 2 miles in.  I also followed my eating plan and got my gallon of water in.

Today I was thinking about all those times in my life when I stop to think about something...just for a brief moment.  You know what I'm talking about?  When someone asks you to go out for lunch and you pause and convince yourself that it would be OK.  Or someone tells you about the doughnuts in the break room and you pause for a moment and ask yourself if it would be OK to have just one.

I can't speak for anyone else, but my days are filled with these moments.  On good days I don't allow any excuses.  On not so good days, well, you know.  The problem with these moments is that over time my resolve weakens so if I have too many of these moments, I end up caving in. 

Today I made a decision that might just help me out a little.  Whenever I have to pause and think about something, the answer should automatically be "NO".  If the answer was yes, I wouldn't have to stop and think about it, I would just know that it was OK.  I got to try it out today when the plant manager offered to buy me a soda.  I thought about it for a moment, after all it's the plant manager offering to buy me a soda.  Then it dawned on me that I was trying to justify.  I thanked him and then said I was trying to cut back and drink more water.

Think about it, then next time you have to stop and think, maybe you already have the answer.

Stay Strong!

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