Hmmm... is that cake?

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Real Estate Broker with Coldwell Banker Residential

Failure.  It's a bitter pill to swallow.  At some point we have to step up and admit that we've failed... and I have.  Big time.

About this time, last year, I announced that, as my new year's resolution I was beginning a diet.  My goal, at the time, was to lose a total of 50 pounds over the year.  I gave myself some interim goals... but the main goal was 50 pounds over the length of the year. 

On January 1st, 2011, I began the quest... the Reckoning.  As part of the reckoning I set four goals.

     * A nine-pound loss... I succeeded...
     * A twenty-five pound loss...I also succeeded... don't worry... don't get nervous, I'm not going to show you photos of me in a Speedo®
     * A thirty-four pound loss... I succeeded... woo hoo!.
           and the final goal of
     * Fifty pounds... on this goal I failed... 

I made it to a total loss of somewhere around forty pounds... and then got stuck.  I became complacent... and bit by bit, pound by pound, the pounds began reattaching themselves to me.  It was a family reunion, and I welcomed the pounds back like long-lost relatives. I have discovered that I'm allergic to food... I break out in fat!

So... here I stand at the crossroads of Failure and corpulence... er, I mean Success.  I'm not the type of person who gives up easily.  (Don't get me wrong, I DO give up... just not easily!)... So, I'm going to go at it again with the same basic goal set.  I didn't gain back all the weight... just most of it.  But I'm going to set my goal at the same place... I'd like to lose 50 pounds over the length of 2012.

I will try to do what I did last year (at least at the beginning of the year) and post the "loss" at bottom of my posts.  And I'll start dieting January 1st.

Wish me luck, and feel free to join me in the flight from fat.

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 ALAN MAY, Realtor®
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, 2929 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
847.425.3779      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email: Almay@aol.com

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Dianne Goode
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I feel your pain, because it's my pain too.  Carbohydrates are like a drug to me -- once I have the first glass of wine or piece of bread, I just keep on eating.  My goal is a little less than yours, but I've failed to lose those same pounds every years for the last 10 years.  Putting your loss on your posts is gutsy, I must say!  

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Tamara Perlman
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Alan--Have you tried posting the number that you want to be on your desk and frig?  I understand it's hard at family gatherings and when you are out of your own space.   Say the goal is 185 pounds.  Each time you reach for something that you think is not a good choice, ask yourself "Would a 185 pound me eat this?"  Just a thought....

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Alan May
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Dianne - for me, it's not a question of carbs... or anything else for that matter.  For me, it's portion control.

Tamara - Actually I posted it somewhere far more visible.  My weight loss is posted HERE online, where I visit each and every day... and my loss is noted at the bottom of every post.  Can't get much more accountability than that.

April 30, 2012 09:14 AM
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Tamara Perlman
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Alan--I see the accountability here, but the goal #, whatever that is, say 185, posted around the house and running in my head.... I find the actual number I'm shooting for is more effective than the total # lost.... just one of my idiosyncracies.... 

And you are a brave and open man to post here for all the world to see!!!!

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Tamara - I do what I can... the goal is up online... that's as much as I need.  I see it each and every day.  But good idea, thank you for that.

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