I’ve printed my target weight and made copies – then taped them at eye level in many conspicuous places so I can’t wake, work, eat (on the fridge door AND inside the fridge) or go anywhere without being confronted by that number. My graph is hanging a few feet from my writing desk – my recording date being the start of each week, and with a weekend looming, I’m crazed a little about what number I’ll post next.
Writing something down and putting it on the wall, and the fridge door, is no solution – but, crazy it might sound, this week it is finally making a difference. I feel it. I see it on the scale. So why? What is different?
For many years, I’ve weighing daily, recorded it – as if that would motivate me to action. Sadly I’ve simply kept good records. I need to take action, but what?
I’ve never graphed it before – now I’ve plotted my 2017 weekly progress against my ‘aggressive but achievable goal’, which only adds emphasis to my ‘weakly’ progress. So, some changes are required – this week I’ve curtailed food intake. And refocused on my Y-membership. It seems to help if I actually go!
There seems a never ending theme (maybe it’s a good thing), struggling with several goals – and I am confident this is a life-saving/extending success in the making.
Doing this experiment – it’s still early days. I’m euphoric because it feels good, feels like it is working and I’m liking those bathroom scale numbers better.