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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
That Bouncing Weight and Milestones
Most people will tell you that the first five pounds are pretty easy and for some it is and for others it isn't. It gets slightly more difficult after that unless you form the right attitude and understand the "feel" of dieting. There are some milestones that you should be happy about and you should pat yourself on the back over and keep a stable of reliable friends who will pat you on the back too. This also means that you have to keep the envious at arms length as well. Once you have set your calorie goal (in my case it is 1685) you need to be excited the first day you actually do it. You should use a calorie counter like My Fitness Pal, MSN Health or Google Fit. Trust me My Fitness Pal is the best, but different strokes for different folks. Once you get that milestone out of the way, celebrate two in a row, then celebrate a week.
The hardest milestone, but very much important to remind yourself of is that day when you realize that you just aren't hungry the way you were. In my case that would be today. Ten days out in my case, but it may only be a week or it may be two. It will happen and once you acknowledge this then you will lose that excuse that you are always hungry. Your mind will start working with you. Then you can start celebrating weight milestones, how your clothing is starting to fit, getting into whatever clothes you never thought you would again. Pile up those milestones but make damn sure that you are acknowledging them, so that you can look forward to the next one. You never know, you may even hit that milestone of "I look awesome in the mirror" which means it's time to start working on, "I'm going to look BETTER in the mirror." Yeah that is a before and after goal.
This Is Me
I have been bouncing around online for just about 20 years, so I have been there and have done that. It doesn't mean I didn't like it and wouldn't do it again. As most humans, I am a social animal. To be a social animal on the internet it is social media that binds us all together. I prefer Google + and Twitter but have pages on the other ones that I ignore, so you probably should too.
I blog a lot. If you don't like people that blog a lot then I don't know how you got here to begin with. You may want to just move along.
Contrary to popular opinion I hate politics, but have political opinions ..
The easiest way to get under my skin is to apply the "all you talk about is politics" tag. This is a common knee jerk reaction some have when they see something political, and unfortunately I don't hold back sometimes. As a matter of fact, I share more about health, fitness and blogging than politics, which you would know if you weren't busy dismissing me. I actually follow and interact with more people that disagree with me than agree with me politically. The list of "other than politics" seems to be growing everyday and it probably looks a lot like this:
- Blogging (I am a blogger and I blog a lot. Get used to it.)
- Health & Fitness (Avid bodybuilder and diet guru)
- Photography (If I don't know your language now you know why I follow you)
- Android (I love Android, and wouldn't wipe my rear end with an iPhone)
- Humor (If you are funny, I am going to like you)
- Sports (Patriots and Red Sox mostly)
- Music (You'd be surprised how diverse I get here)
- Quotes (I love quotes from historical and hysterical figures)