Monday, October 3, 2011

Accountability by Blog

Oh, WOW! If you need to find some way to hold yourself accountable, trying blogging. I have reaped so many benefits since I started blogging last month.

I've lost six pounds since September 19th! I'm going to honor my weight loss by buying a five-pound bag of flour for every five pounds (uh, duh). I've already set up a basket in my closet to hold my bags of flour. Notice, I said "bags". I plan to get more than one or two.

I have not been dieting, nor exercising. The key to my beginning weight loss is definitely being accountable to myself - and to whoever reads my blog.

How long can I go on with this? Is it going to be like all the other weight loss techniques I've tried that work for a bit before I give up on them?

I don't know. But, I do know that all I can do is put one foot in front of the other every day on my quest to lose weight. And, to do that, I have to be cognizant and make discerning choices countless times per day. And, NOBODY CAN DO THAT FOR ME BUT ME.

While blogging about all the embarrassing reasons that I want to lose weight, I realized that, since breaking my arm last Halloween, I've been very protective of my body.

I've felt old and breakable. Yuck.

In a previous blog, I said that I had been unable to take a bath since breaking my arm because I couldn't get out of the bathtub.

Well, last night, I thought "SCREW THAT"!

I decided to take a bath even though I was the only one home.
I decided to take a bath even though I left my cell phone downstairs.
It crossed the elderly lady part of my brain (really, a very teeny weeny part) that I wasn't making safe decisions. What if I did get stuck?

But, again, I thought "OH, GIVE ME A BREAK! I SAID 'SCREW THAT'"!

(Freudian slip.)

And I took a bath. Like a normal person. Yay, me!


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