Friday, December 26, 2008

What are you looking for?  How often do you hear someone say, "If I could just make...", "I'll be happy when...", or "If I could just live at...."?  When I hear people pining away for some future wish, I cringe.  

I believe the secret is to enjoy the journey.  The way we walk on the path is more important than where we are headed.  

Have a refreshing time thinking about the past year and what you'll do different next year, but don't worry about what you'll achieve.  Consider spending more time thinking about how you'll go about it.  

What good is the gaining the world if you lose your soul.

Merry Christmas.

Monday, October 13, 2008

4-hour work week -- reading

I love this book. I'm having a great time reading it.  I'm going to work through some of it and blog how it goes. I think it has a bad title.  It's about so much more than a 4-hour work week.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

This Blog takes a turn..

I've been blogging for a couple of years about my attempt to lose weight.  I've made it.  I'm down below 190 for the first time almost 20 years.  Once I had the right info it was easy.  Paul McKenna's book, "I can make you thin." has the answer. Get the edition with a CD attached.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Paul McKenna continues to help

I'm down to 191 this morning. I have ran for 30 minutes last week. I'm not a "runner", but I do run when I get a chance.

I'm reaching my goal!

g.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

204 and running again

As of Friday morning, I was down to 204. I ran Thursday evening, for
the first time in months. I had injured my ankle. Physical Therapy
didn't seem to help, but losing weight seem to help a lot, so I gave
it a try. I only ran a 10 min mile, but it felt good. I'm excited
again about running.

Friday, June 06, 2008

slowly melting

I'm down to 211, lost 2 sizes in pants, and had to buy a new belt.

I'm loving this new approach to eating. It's not a diet, and I'm
actually enjoying eating a lot more than I used to.

More to come....

g.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

214 and counting

It's working, and it's easier than I could've ever imagined. I am
looking at the world through new eyes. I feel great. I can go on all
day about how my quality of life is improving as I lose weight. I can
play with the kids more and easier. I don't mind mild exercise. I'm
lighter on my feet. I have less pain in my body from "old age". I
don't know how much I'll lose, but I can't image falling victim again
to extreme over-eating.

Starting at 237 and down to 214 -- losing about 3 pounds a week. What
will June look like?

Okay -- my original goal was a steady progress toward the following:
<190 Feb 28th/08
Go hiking July 4th week/08

Well, this is May/08, and I still weigh 214. I'm 24 pounds behind
schedule. Who cares? I don't. I've finally found progress. Here's
the really strange part. My brother called a few months ago and said
he had a free ticket to go any where in the US. We first talked about
him going to see the Pacific Northwest, but he hasn't seen Rockies.
We changed plans and decided to meet in the Rockies around the first
of August. Here's the rub. I didn't have this goal in mind when we
made those changes, and I didn't have any plans to go hiking since I
hadn't lost the weight as planned.

If I continue to lose about 3 pounds per week, it should take about 8
weeks, to lose the 24 pounds to reach 190. Today is 5/23, and 8 weeks
from now is July 19th. How crazy? I can't believe this; it is
entirely possible, that I will weigh about 190 or less when we go to
the Rockies and hike.

I set this goal in Feb/2006 -- over 2 years ago. I never lost hope,
but I was discouraged.

Stay tuned; we'll see how this goes.

Thank you Paul McKenna! His program is the key to me reaching this goal.

g.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

weight loss -- I found an answer

Paul McKenna
http://www.mckenna.com

THE 4 GOLDEN RULES
1. WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY... 2. EAT WHAT YOU WANT... 3. EAT
CONSCIOUSLY... 4. WHEN YOU ARE FULL...

No joke; it seems to work. I'll let you know.

I started 4/12/08 and weighed 237.

Now it's 4/17/08 and I weigh 230.

I have followed the 4 rules the best I can, listened to the CD almost
daily, and read the book; that's it.

I feel free from food for the first time.

Buy the book -- NOW.

g.