Jun 18, 2010

Day #14 "The important thing is not to be afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is not to try...

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it." - Debbi Fields, Founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

Day #14 - 191.5 same as yesterday, Body Fat 41.5 (down 1.5)

I'd like to adjust the quote and change the word "try" to "attempt it". In my vocab "try" equals "fail".

For example, ever try and pick up a pencil say off the table, go ahead, pick it up. You either pick it up or you don't. Same as you ask a friend if they'd like to come over on the w/e for a visit and they say, "I'll try", you might as well say, OK well I won't be expecting you then.

Here's my question, when was the last time you heard yourself say "try" in a sentence. Picture what was going on. Did you do it or not? If you didn't, I bet you had no intention to when you said "I'll try".

I use the expression "do your best", useful when asking a child or a person to attempt something, especially new.

So in regards to this protocol, I'm doing my best to stay on the straight and narrow.

It's especially challenging when life throws you a curve ball, little or big, like it did me yesterday. You need to be prepared for the unexpected.

You'll find that you want to cheat. NLP teaches up that under stress we tend to want to revert to our old ways. When you realize/recognize that you're leaning that way stop, be still for just a second or two and ask yourself, ok, do I really want to throw away all those good feelings, all the happy sounds and seeing those successes on the morning scales and in the mirror? If the anwer is no, then if you're like me, I quickly swig back a glass of water and put the kettle on for a nice comforting cup of green tea. Focus on the end result.

Also I remind myself, "If you cheat you're only cheating yourself!"

Cheers to Your Health,