Friday, July 30, 2010

Ho-Hum Day

Well after my realignment yesterday morning the day went on and on and on. No special revelations or excitement. A "No New is Good News" sort of day. I did get out on my lunch hour. I usually just sit at my desk behind a closed door but thought it may do some good to take a short walk and out into the sunshine. The humidity was down and it seemed pleasant outside. I walked over to the Circle Monument where many people sit on steps and ledges enjoying their lunch and chatting with friends and co-workers. I found a place partially shaded and got out my new Kindle.

My Kindle was waiting for me when I got back to the office after vacation and I was anxious to order my first book and start reading. Of course, it was diet related. I wanted something a little whimsical but yet motivating and spent a lot of time looking over the selection. There are a TON of diet books out there. I ended up ordering "Fat Chance". It was written by a former contestant on "Biggest Loser". It's quite good and I'm enjoying it. I've even used the highlight feature on the Kindle for certain passages that have an inspiring message. I hope I can figure out how to retrieve those selections.

A couple of days ago. Gary said something that stayed with me. We were talking about losing weight and he said, "well I guess I need to lose another 20 pounds, because no one has noticed the 30 I've lost". That really isn't true. When he was off on his sailing adventure and I didn't see him for two weeks, I did notice ... especially in his face but when you see someone day after day you probably don't notice a big change because your eyes adjust like they do from light to dark. The focus is a little different but you still see objects pretty much the same. I think that's why it is important to have a "before" picture that you can see the obvious change. The definition of a waist or arms or maybe the elimination of a chin. However, it's also important to hear those compliments and words of encouragement. It can really lift you up and add to your determination.

I'm glad the weekend is almost here. It's been a long week. I have no plans except to make wise choices and stay positive even those the scales are moving.

1 comment:

I'm My Favorite said...

Dad's weight loss is very noticable! I need to do a before and after photo for him.