healsdata's Journal, 01 January 2009

You know that list of things you have that are "one days...?" One day, I'll lose fifty pounds. One day, I'll be able to shop at K-mart instead of Casual Male XL. One day, I'll write a novel.

Well, my grandmother had a list like that and, out of seemingly no where, she's too sick to finish it. At 88, listening to her talk about things undone is almost painful, but at the same time, it's motivating. Years from now, when I'm 88, I don't want to be lamenting an unfinished list of things. I want to be struggling to find new things to put on my list because I did everything I had planned before.

Why should I keep putting these things off? Was General Tso's Chicken yesterday really worth the delay in reaching my goals? Sure, it was quick and comfortable, but tuna salad would have been just as quick and praise from my wife is comfortable and low-carb.

So that's it, I've had enough. This time, it will work. It will last. I will weigh 325 by Memorial Day. When I make it, I'm going to reward myself. Something Hawaiian themed...

Diet Calendar Entries for 01 January 2009:
738 kcal Fat: 26.50g | Prot: 90.12g | Carb: 35.96g.   Breakfast: South Beach Diet Meal Replacement Bar - Cinnamon Creme, beef jerky. Dinner: spiral ham. more...
4960 kcal Activities & Exercise: Desk Work - 9 hours and 30 minutes, Resting - 7 hours and 45 minutes, Sleeping - 6 hours and 45 minutes. more...

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Good point you've laid out there for us!! Kudos for realizing that tomorrow has come and you're gonna have something to show for it! Good luck for a wonderful and productive New Year!!! =) 
01 Jan 09 by member: lorik
Great thought for the first day of the new year! Can't wait to celebrate your success when Memorial Day rolls around! 
01 Jan 09 by member: amryk
Your "One Day" list is a great idea and should be put along side a "bucket" list. We will celebrate success together. 
02 Jan 09 by member: ranchwoman
I actually ended up making a list of 101 things to do in the next 1001 days. It was hard to think of that many things, but it's a pretty awesome list. Check out http://triplux.com/dayzero for information. 
02 Jan 09 by member: healsdata
That is too funny. I am going to a business retreat/training TODAY and we have a 101 wish list we are to have STARTED filling out and will finish I guess while we are there. I ran out of steam 44 but it will be interesting to see what they do with the training! I find it truly fascinating how these type of things tend to happen at similar times. The patterns are intriguing to me! 
03 Jan 09 by member: Simavision

     
 

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