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What’s your biggest remaining challenge?

Applying business success to personal stuff

You know, the reason I started this personal blog was because I knew what my One Last Thing was and that I needed commitment, not a miracle. And here I am today, reading a Seth Godin post in my collection of favorite biz-related newsfeeds and he’s saying: On the other hand, if momentum or lack […]

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Thu, September 4 2008 » Motivation, Persistence » 2 Comments

The two hottest tags in my blog tag cloud are…

Hmm. If you look at the tag cloud on the right side of my blog, you’ll see that the two most used tags are commitment and weight loss. Hmm. In the past, I’ve focused my energies on any number of the other tags. Guess there’s a message for me here today. Later, more on my […]

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Tue, August 19 2008 » Persistence, Strategy » 2 Comments

Oh, I got it! was… So what is it about the weekends?

My weekdays and weekends are like night and day health-wise, attitude-wise, energy-wise etc. Why are they such a challenge?! I used to think it was because being at work was easier to manage than being at home as far as structure, temptation, whatever. Well, that’s not it, because I worked at home last week and […]

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Mon, August 18 2008 » Motivation, Persistence » 2 Comments

Lost 6 pounds in 5 days, which brings me to my next dilemma…

I am feeling really good today — my clothes are looser and I have more energy. And, to be honest, I haven’t had to do much. I’ve employed two primary strategies to exercise more and eat less: Schedule exercise and be committed to it (and have a Plan B in case life happens and I […]

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Fri, August 15 2008 » Motivation, Strategy » 3 Comments

Dear (Food) Diary and my amnesia problem

Sanjay Gupta (CNN) knows he had seven peanut M&Ms on July 22nd. Like me, he suffers from food amnesia if he doesn’t write down what he eats. (Remind me sometime to tell you about the study I signed up for in college that was designed to test a new type of anesthetic designed to cause […]

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Tue, August 12 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Strategy » No Comments

Four fundamental exercise truths

Many years of yo-yo dieting haven’t been for naught. I have learned a few things about myself along the way. Here are my four fundamental exercise truths: If I exercise, the food follows. And I don’t mean I eat a bunch afterwards. I mean, when I exercise, my eating gets in line with little additional […]

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Tue, August 12 2008 » Motivation, Persistence » No Comments

Did I really just commit to doing this in front of the world?

I did, didn’t I. Hoo, boy. My internal dialogue sounds something like this right now: Maybe if I quickly delete the pages, no one will have noticed. It’s still early. I can just slink away. I can’t make a commitment like this. Why, there should be a law against allowing posts in the middle of […]

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Mon, August 11 2008 » Motivation, Persistence » No Comments