In fact is now part of my “morning routine” to put it on. Which is a problem. What I’m doing in this “Journey to Health & Fitness” is one, by one, setting up good habits, rituals, routines, replacing old patterns of behavior with new, better ones.
And to do that requires repetition. Lots of repetition. And until the “new” becomes “habit” and the “habit” becomes ironclad rock solid do-it-without-thinking-about-what-you-are-doing type behavior, any deviation can be deadly and devastating.
And it bugs me. A lot. — I’m actually AMAZED at how much it is bugging me. I’ve rouned up all the usual suspects and put them in the line-up: under the edge of the bed, under the edge of the desk, under the edge of the kitchen cabinets, inside the pocket(s) of the clothes I wore yesterday.
I’ve even canvased the neighborhood (literally) — I went out on my balcony and the bridge that crosses the court yard and looked at the sidewalk and the stairs to see if I could see it lying there.
In a bit I’ll put on shoes and go look in my truck to see if it fell out of my pocket yesterday when I went on an errand. And I’ll check the laundry room to see if it fell out there while I was doing clothes.
BUT IT bugs the crap out me that I am not wearing it!
Recording that little number into the spreadsheet each morning from the day before was an act of validation. It is/was actual numerical quantifiable proof that I was indeed MOVING my body!
I hope I find it. I don’t want to have to buy a new one. Buying a new one isn’t in the budget.
On track and loosing weight…
Here are the numbers:
- 282.5 lbs — 13 pounds lost to date
- 152.25 inches — 6 inches lost to date (Chest, waist, hips)
- 6/10 of a pound lost this week at my Jenny Craig weigh-in
The fun charts:
You will, of course, recognize the reference if not the specific quote. It is a line from from Robert Burns‘ poem “To a Mouse on Turning Her Up in Her Nest with the Plough.” The line which inspired the title of Steinbeck’s famous novel “Of Mice and Men.”
Now what does all that have to do with little ole me? Well, I had every intention of starting 2013 off on the right foot. I had scheduled a Jenny Craig appointment at Noon on Monday the 7th, my very FIRST day back from Worlds. I had a physical trainer appointment scheduled for tomorrow Thursday, which I’m going to miss. I had not one but two teaches scheduled where I was actually *making* money teaching dance scheduled for Wed and for Thursday, again which I had to cancel.
On the to do list was to give the kitchen, the stove and the fridge a good scouring, all as a kick off to the new year and the first steps on the road to the new transformed me.
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