Halloween 2010 Update
On June 1st of this month I announced on Twitter, “I am going public. I will be posting my weight and weight goals on my iPhone WeightBot application daily.”
June 1, 2010
Almost instantly and a bit miraculously my weight began to fall off.
When faced with the glory of public praise or with public humiliation, most of us will opt for the former and do what we know is needed. I did!
If there’s something you want to change, GO PUBLIC with it. I have posted my weight every day for all to see, not only on Twitter, but here on this blog and occassionally on Facebook. The results tell the story. My long range goal was to get to my high school weight of 165 by the end of November, making for a 36.4 pound weight loss in five months. I still have a month to go. Take a look at today and tell me if you think I will make it. I do! Just watch; I can use all the help I can get.
October 31, 2010
I have had my ups and downs during this four month period, and every “up day” led to a behavior change the next day. It has been me against me. If there’s something you want to impact, measure it. If you want to increase the impact, measure it more often.
“What’s Your Secret?”
People are now asking me what my “secret” is or “how” I did it. I respond by saying, “There’s no secret to weight loss or weight control. We all know how to do it. Simply eat less, avoid the fat and sugar, and get some excercise.” A friend and mentor used to say, “If we all had to go to the dinner table naked there would be very few overwieght people.” I think there’s some truth to that. I keep telling myself (when tempted) that “Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.” I can attest to that. Go public with whatever you want to acheive. It works!