So, I had stated previously that last week wasn’t an “overly challenging” week.  This week, while it has been much of the same, it has presented many challenges.  Challenges in the forms of temptations.   Temptations to indulge in things I’ve earned.

“What’s wrong with having another 200 or 300 calories in snacks today….I’ve earned it!”.  The reality is that I haven’t earned squat.  I can say that I have earned the weight I carry with me everyday.

Too many times, I was putting off exercising until later.  “I have had a long day…I worked so hard at the office….I’ve earned a break today!”  This brought out my internal Bob Harper each time, who promptly starting jumpin on my case about putting off my exercise for the day.  Good thing I realized what was going on mentally and seized the opportunity to suck it up and do what must be done.

If you find yourself in my shoes, facing this lifestyle change, I can only recommend to embrace the change.  Stop trying to justify the extras with the same excuses that have gotten you into this position.  It’s no longer a choice.  This is what must be done.

FYI, to coordinate some reporting, etc, I have moved weigh-in’s to Sundays.  More to come!

5 thoughts on “Progression…

  1. Ok – now I have guilt. I was going to skip going to the gym tonight but after reading this I can’t. Thanks Jim!!!!!!!!

  2. You rock! Knowing I can count on you for everything in my life is what makes you an amazing husband…we will do it, we ARE doing it.

    Love you MORE (than anything, including pizza and cake)

  3. Good for you Jim, good luck with your journey. You certainly are getting it started strong embracing the challenge and seeking accountability.

  4. I feel for you! I am also trying to get into shape by walking in the mornings and watching what I eat so I will keep checking in and see how you are doing. My goal is to hit 200 by the end of summer. Stay away from the evil snacks!

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