What's that emo we see on the interwebs? Face palm?
That's what I feel like doing today. I JUST finished visting a blog I read once in a blue moon. And scrolling down past posts, one jumped out and smacked me right between the eyes. The post title is:
How to Succeed at Weight Loss
(And Anything Else)
Sounds like an infomercial, right? But here's the thing... the blog writer, Bryan Ganey, has lost nearly 400 pounds, no surgery.
You read that right: LOST 400 lbs. So, I have to give the man some respect, and at least be open to new ideas.
But that was the problem. What he went on to say was NOT a new idea to me. Ouch... it was all too familiar, in fact.
I looked up from the computer screen, and saw the little yellow sticky note I had stuck where I could see it every day. It was slightly curling at the edges, and dated 7/30/12. I felt rather... I don't know... foolish feels about right... as I read it:
Make a Schedule... and FOLLOW IT!
Make a Menu.........and FOLLOW IT!
Yep, it was exactly what Bryan Ganey had posted about. Exactly. Have a routine, and then follow it. Sigh...
The problem is, without the "doing" part, having a cute little sticky note with good advice doesn't do a bit of good. If I had taken CONSISTANT ACTION when following the instructions on that sticky note, I would have been at my goal weight now, and a lot healthier.
Consistent Action. That sounds familiar to me, too, as I type it out. Must've done a post about that, too. :-}
I've kept a daily "to do" list for decades.
Planned my projects.
And here I sit, admitting it is just wasted ink without the follow through.
I can do better.
I can follow through. Like Mr Ganey writes, if we do that day after day after day... we will eventually see results. It will add up.
I know I've written about this before. I've even "tried" before. But I think we must learn in layers... in levels. Hard to explain. But maybe we just have to ready for that next step. Be willing for that next step.
I'm not going to get all jazzed up and write out yet another plan or list or program. I've done all that. I'm just going to DO the part I haven't been consistent in doing:
I highly recommend Mr Ganey's post. Very good kick in the tush if you are struggling.