Victory #3

2008/04/03 at 7:36 pm | Posted in Inspiration, Motivation, Thoughts, Victory | Comments Off on Victory #3

Today I received a Victory of sorts, although more or less a validation of my progress.

A co-worker stopped me and told me to “stop getting thinner,” that I was going to make him “look bad” if I did. I take it from his comment that he, too, is trying to lose weight.

I asked if it was that noticeable. He confirmed it was indeed. I thanked him and told him I still have 50 pounds to go. I also wished him luck as I pass him regularly during my daily walk (in which we seem to go in opposite directions–go figure).

My wife’s co-worker also complemented me this weekend at our son’s birthday party, telling my face definitely looks thinner as do I overall.

Wow. Me. Thin. At 247.

I’m diggin’ this more than I thought I would 🙂

UPDATED 9:14 p.m.

I forgot to add this when I was writing the original post. But yesterday, after all of the festivities at Chuck E. Cheese’s were done, I was flat-out tired. All I wanted to do was go home and sleep but unfortunately, a riled-up kid didn’t allow for that.

Once he was asleep I retired to the den and watched the Dodger game for a bit. I fell asleep without exercising.

I managed to wake up at the time of the (rare Los Angeles) rain delay, so it gave me the opportunity to do my thing. And believe me, I didn’t to because I was just exhausted.

But I did, and perhaps more than usual. To make it easier I decided to stop keeping track of the number of sit-ups I did. I realized this will work whether I was tired or not, so I’m no longer going to count them and will stop when I feel I need to.

The lesson here? Don’t quit, no matter how tired you may feel. That’s when you begin to fall into bad habits and when things start to go wrong. Hand in there and persevere, and you’ll be satisfied with your efforts.

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