Saturday, January 26, 2008

BYBS: Patience

I'm not always the best example of patience, but when I do manage to display it, I'm often times richly rewarded.

Take for example, my never-ending battle with … ummm "limiting my horizons," trying to stop taking up more space (as in flab, fat weight, etc.) In an usual display of self-control I've managed (on good days at least) to keep a running track of what's going on in that dept. Here's a sample:

Slow and yet not very fast progress

While it's too embarrassing to give exact numbers, this shows day to day weight over about 4 months, with the weight varying over 5 pounds. My day-to-day mode of operation is to despair of ever making any progress, but over the long term, my weight is going down…except for that bit where it went up during the holidays…but that doesn't count…well I guess it does…sigh.

At any rate, by being patient It's obvious that I am losing weight, albeit slowly.

There are a number of times when patience has paid off for me. The trick is to give it time.


Sandy Carlson said...

I'm taking a page out of your book and watching the intake today. Patience and self-control are great blessings!

Sue said...

It is something I need to practice myself more often. :) Happy BYB Sunday, and have a great week ahead!!

Whatever said...

I can't think of a more direct example of rational me vs. the beast me. In a direct confrontation like this I find that the beast almost always wins.

The thing is, the beast is also stupid --- it doesn't care, for example if I eat a snickers or an orange. It just knows that it's not hungry any more. The rational me can win in that kind of situation...I just have to be patient :-)

CyberCelt said...

It's hard. It's not easy. I have been on a diet since last May and have lost 20 pounds only. Keep on with it and you will triumph.

mrsnesbitt said...

Slow is best.
I too am battling with this.....I go to a slimming club each Tuesday.
bad weekend however...still there's always tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

Patience is a virtue and a great blessing if you have it!

Happy BYB Sunday and have a great week.

Whatever said...

cybercelt: w0rd! Oddly enough, by recognizing that it's difficult, I have found it easier :-S

If I lapse (witness my holiday excesses) and tell myself it is easy, I feel motivated to lapse more --- just another example of how I'm a screw up. If I say it's hard, then I find it easier to keep trying --- I'm excepted to lapse every now and then; it's hard!

mrsnesbitt: "there's always tomorrow" is a phrase to live by! Of course, in my case, it's usually minute by minute :-)

msdemmie: heh I try not to claim it as a virtue --- usually when I do I "don't make progress" in the manner one might see around the holiday season :-)

Blue Panther said...

From the graph it seems that you are at an all time low...Good job!

Have a great week ahead and keep up the hard work!

stev said...

ooo... nice shiny graphs!

i'm trying to stay fit myself (getting old & working in an office sitting on a chair in front of monitor has its cons after all I found out...)

not a bfast person but do eat a hearty lunch while eating much less for dinner. a new year 2008 'practice' too was to avoid eating supper as well. mmm... crunchy fruits help as well if you do get hungry at weird hours...