WEIGHTLINE 020: 91Kg
OK, enough is enough! I've stayed the same weight for 10 days now while eating sensibly & reasonably frugally. Alright, so I had a bit of a blowout last night, but really? Setbacks are part & parcel of changing anything in your life; your weight, your job, your next project… The real question is whether you can roll with the punches & keep going. How many successful entrepreneurs does it take to tell you that you learn the most from your mistakes, your failures, & that success does not come easy, it is always very hard-won? How difficult is it to shrug off that disaster, those last personal comments, the failed interview? You only succeed if you believe in yourself & success, otherwise you might as well roll over now. As a creative person, I am particularly sensitive to negative, or even vaguely perceived negative comments. But I have trained myself to smile & let them pass over me (well, most of the time). You have to keep focus on your goals & allow distractions & contradictory opinions wash past. Remember that most people speak before they think & even if they do think they are rarely empathetic enough to make the right remark!
So I am the same weight I was over a week ago. Small setback. I do believe I am on the right course for what I should eat, so I will continue. I know I can ramp up the exercise, so today I shall play an hour of hard badminton with my son in the afternoon, then a couple of hours again in the evening. This has two effects. It gives me more exercise & it distracts me from feeling like I have to eat. It doesn't distract me from feeling hungry, which is what I was about to write, because I'm not generally feeling hungry, I'm just missing the actions of eating… it's that mental game again! Also, I drink tons more water when I play a lot which is never a bad thing.
Looks like a bicycle stand might be on the cards after all…