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I’m Losing It!

My friend Susan and I are running our own private diet club, which involves picking the weight-loss method that works best for each of us and checking in every week with a weigh-in, analysis of the past week and plans for the next week.

We’ve just completed week 3 and it’s proving very helpful. Her progress has been faster than mine, but since she’s my friend and not a total stranger at a meeting I am happy for her, not jealous.

And, because I like this kind of thing, I’ve installed a little progress meter.

Weight lost

: 3 / 22 (12%) 1

My progress has been, well, progressing. I feel good, I KNOW  I’m healthier, and I’m pleased that I’m making my life better for myself

I’ve set myself an initial goal of losing 22 lbs, which will get me out of the “fat girl” BMI category.

  1. This footnote is a reminder for myself. Please ignore if you’re not me,  or if you’re me, but not looking for information on the progress meter: This progress meter is called ProgressFly and is operated using shortcodes. it’s not available as a widget but I could embed it in the template if I could be bothered. I’ve stored a doc about how to use it at Google Docs

Part of the Problem

This morning I was reading reflections by a favourite writer of mine. I know what she looks like and it has, occasionally, crossed my mind to envy her slim stature.

In the piece I read this morning she was talking about inexplicable, abberant behaviour and she compared it to,

“…hauling off and eating a whole pan of brownies when you would usually just eat an apple.”

Yes, she’s acknowledging that everyone has those moments.

But it occurred to me that ‘just eating an apple’ is never the default behaviour for me!

I might remind myself to eat an apple instead of a whole pan of brownies and then feel virtuous (and unsatisfied), but ‘just eating an apple’ is SOOOOooo not the norm.

This might be part of my problem. What do you think?

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