I know, strange title right? Let me explain.
A co-worker sent out a link today about a dying mans “Last Lecture”. It is an amazing video about living life, accomplishing your dreams and being creative. In the video, Randy Pausch says many powerful things but one in particular stuck out for me.
The brick walls are there to show us how bad we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it bad enough.
For him the brick walls were rejections letters from Disney when he applied for a job. For us they may be a plateau in our weight loss journey or a week we just aren’t motivated enough. Next time I feel like giving up on anything I will definitely imagine a brick wall. It’s a powerful image and I really responded to it.
Now for the “Fat Girls”, Pasta Queen posted one of the most amazing blog posts I’ve ever read on the topic of weight loss. She looked hard at herself and concluded she was “was a lazy fat person who ate too much”. Take it from me, that’s a hard thing to admit and her readers are sure responding. To date she has had 51 comments on the topic.
My final link tonight is on the same topic of fat girls, I mean "skinny girl". I came across this video on you tube that is just, ummm, well, amazing? I guess that’s the word to use. Let’s just say I wish we had the ability to Photoshop ourselves for real. I mean seriously, I don’t know what to say. I’m speechless. Me, speechless so you know it’s, ummm, amazing, just amazing. Warning: It is a bit graphic, so if you are easily offended don’t click.
So I was just in a sharing mood tonight. I hope you don’t mind. As for my food journal, I had another killer day! I worked out, stayed on plan and I just feel in the zone. I haven’t had any real uncontrollable cravings and I made sure I was prepared all week. I think I may just be too busy to get off track. I don’t have the time to mess up, if that makes any sense. Anyway, I decided to indulge in a bit of chocolate and cash in on some of those activity points I’m not really tracking. If you don’t know, I tend to do my own version of “less strict” Weight Watchers since I became a lifetime member. Basically, I just use their point concept to keep me in check nowadays.
Alright, ‘nuff said, I’m off to enjoy my chocolate! :~)
|Morning Scale Reading: 143.5|
|Whole Wheat Banana Nut Muffin (I froze some from my last batch – they warm up nicely in the microwave!) and an orange both split with the toddler||2|
|Kashi Granola Bar||1|
|bowl of stuff I made for lunches this week – whole wheat pasta, ground turkey , peas in "They don’t know what’s in there" Pizza Sauce (estimate)||5|
|8 oz light flavored yogurt||2|
|Quaker Mini Delights||2|
|triscuits thin crisps||2|
|Chick-fil-a chargrilled chicken salad and 4 nuggets||7|
|a few more triscuits thin crisps||2|
|Daily Activity Log|
|10 minutes on the arc trainer – 20 minutes on the bike|