Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 122 Numbers Are Evil

Great Sunday evening to my folks! I don't know if anybody even noticed, but I did not put up a blog last night or this morning. I had a birthday party for Lauren and between getting my walk in, getting the house put together for her party, getting her to another party that started before hers, getting her back for her party and then being the entertainment for her party, I just let time get away from me ( to be read a passed out on the sofa while Kathy took over the entertainment at about 10) and a blog was not to be for day 121. This morning, I actually slept in some and as such, I had to get myself coffeed up and get my walk in. I had a bunch of homework to do, so I had to get that part taken care of. I got to get outside and walk though. I found my gloves that I used to ride my motorcycle with yesterday, so I used those, the starter jacket I fit now, my hoodie and my hat Kathy made me to keep me warm for 5 whole miles.

Doing my walk today, I had a thought about something. Numbers. Numbers can really mess with you can' they? For example, I remember the first time I made the decision to start walking 3 miles on the weekend days, it scared the heck out of me. Now 3 miles a day is a short day if I have anything to say about it. To carry it out even further, check this out. I walk 5 miles no matter how I get it right? Well when I got up yesterday, it was cold and windy and blustery and I decided to get my walk in at Wal Mart in the comfort of a climate controlled environment. However, I usually do 12 laps at the most in there. For some reason, even though five miles is five miles, I got a bit overwhelmed thinking i had to make 20 laps around my "track" to be done. When I walk around the block, it is only 10 times. Same five miles, but the number attached to it messed with me. I have a couple of blog friends that have expressed frustration with their scale progress at their last weigh in even though they have been good diet and exercise wise. I get that. It is another one of those numbers tricks. In your head, that number is just wonky! Really? I did all that and no number change? I dare say this. Regardless of whether that number changed, changes were made. I bet you are, granted without an objective way to measure immediately, in better shape than you were last weigh in. I bet you are down in inches, if you were to have measurements to go by. I bet you have a better grip on healthy habits than you did a week ago. I guess where I am going with this is that don't let the numbers intimidate or discourage you. There was progress in that past week. Just because the number you base progress on is not cooperating, don't let those evil numbers get the last laugh. Keep in mind, there WAS progress.

I had the distinct honor of meeting one Mr. Sean Anderson about an hour ago folks. It was great! Sean is just such a great guy! We visited for about a half hour or so as we shared a snack at my local Wendy's. I really enjoyed having the ear of and talking to the person that untangled this mess for me and set me on Transformation Road way. We even took a picture together. It was unfortunate that it was a short visit, bit I am glad to have had the honor to meet Sean. I hope to get to see him a few more times considering our close proximity. We both hoped that soon, I would be able to come visit him one morning and he plans to put me on the air! I would frikkin love that! I have a fascination with morning radio shows, and that would be like a dream come true for me! So here is the picture I got of me an Sean. He has another I suspect we will see on his blog later.


 So there you go folks asking for a picture!!  That is what I was waiting for!



13 comments:

  1. wow...that was quick on the pics! And wow!!!! You look so different! You look younger. You are doing great :)

    Jennifer

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  2. Omg Shane look at you, you look amazing. Wow how exciting getting to meet Sean.

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  3. Very cool, Shane! You look awesome!!

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  4. There are two of my favorite bloggers!!! I love that!!! I'm so glad that you two got to meet. What a lovely opportunity for both of you.

    And Shane! My goodness, THIS PICTURE makes me see how much weight you've lost. And you look about 10 year younger, too! What a difference.

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  5. Wow you do looking amazing! And healthy :)

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  6. Sean has really been making the rounds, visiting bloggers! You however, look great. So much healthier and younger in your face. I'm so happy for you!!!

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  7. OMG Shane, you look so trim!!! Numbers can be evil, but the evidence is in your frame. Keep up the amazing work mister!

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  8. Great post, great pics! I agree with you, numbers can be evil. I avoid relying on them too often because they can shake your faith in your own good habits and long-term goals (I'm referring to the scale) and yes, it's funny how we can play games with our own workouts. What we do easily one day seems hard the next when it's in a new form. You are doing fantastic, it's inspiring!

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  9. You are looking good, Shane. I can see how much weight you have lost!

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  10. Shane, you're looking absolutely incredible!!! What an amazing difference! It was an honor to meet you--thank you!! I look forward to having you on my radio show!!

    My best always
    Sean

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  11. Wow, that is really cool that you met SA. But, even more, is the fact that you LOOK terrific! What a transformation you have made my friend!!

    Oh, and the numbers game: I know now that although I stalled for 6 weeks in my weight loss, I was making progress in other areas. Like stamina and strength. As you know I posted today about that. So numbers can be deceptive.

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  12. Shane, I have to agree with the bloggers- you look so young...and trim! Happy birthday to Lauren too- she and I are both scorpios. It won't be long, Shane until you are maintaining.

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  13. Shane! Keep up the great work! Numbers are numbers! Facts are facts! You are conquering! Go for it!

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