May 23, 2006 – It’s working!

Weight: 331
Difference from last entry: -1.5

I meant to do another audio entry this week. I also meant to post this entry on Saturday evening. Obviously, neither of those worked out the way that I had planned. But something even better did work the way that I planned. and that was my action plan from the last entry. I followed that as well as I could, and it most definitely shows this week. I managed to shed another pound-and-a-half.

I know there are some that will say “what’s 1.5 pounds compared to the 100 or so that you still have left to lose?” But one can’t look at weight loss that way! One can’t take on any major task that way, actually. You have to break major tasks down into smaller and more manageable bits, and then work on completing those small, manageable tasks. And if you can continue to complete all the small tasks, eventually you’ll look up and realize that you’ve made major progress on the major task.

But again, I am getting ahead of myself.

A couple weeks ago, I gave myself a small task: find some way to regain control. I wasn’t trying to lose weight, wasn’t trying to figure out how to get rid of 120 pounds. I just wanted to get my over-eating under control. And I was able to do that.

Last week, I gave myself another small task. This time around, it was my action plan. It was 8 small steps, 8 small challenges that I made to myself. Turns out, though, that this isn’t a small task. It’s a continual task, something that I must dedicate myself to. And so I am giving myself the same task this week. Stick to the action plan. Try to meet every step every single day (I had a hard time with beverages again). And we’ll see what happens.

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