Wednesday, June 14, 2006


Hello, my friends! I know I've been missing in action for a while, but I've been inspired by Tech's "Word of the Day" entries. Keep it up, please, as you are able. They offer a lot of good information and inspiration.

I have not progressed. I'm standing at a 4-pound total off. I'm just happy I'm not right back at square one. I could make lots of excuses but I won't. I'm just not doing what I need to be doing to take care of myself.

Two of Tech's words that have real importance to me are "water" and "sleep." I think a couple of relatively simple steps to include more of both of these in my life would have a profound influence on my overall health and weight loss. So here's my bold step of the week: I am making myself accountable to you this week. If it's OK with you, I'm going to check in once a day to report to you how I'm doing in these areas.

I'm a funny duck in some ways. There are things I will do if I am accountable to an "outside authority" that I won't do if I'm only accountable to myself. I suppose it's a need for validation and acceptance rooted way, way back in childhood. Yeah, I know that in my 50s I should have developed an internal sense of responsibility, but I still need someone to grade my papers, so to speak, and let me know I'm performing at a satisfactory level.

In summary, I will:

1. Drink more water, and
B. Get more sleep.

I will try not to do 1. too close to the time when I need to do B. Otherwise I'll be up all night!


Michelle said...

What works for you, is what's best Trixie. Congrats on Maintaining!

TECH said...

Exactly, Michelle!

Good job on maintaining, Trixie. And that's hard to do. With just a little extra effort, though, you'll start seeing that scale needle swing toward the left. You can do it!