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Easily Distracted

An idle brain is the devil’s workshop

Yup.  Distracted.  For two whole days.

Why?   The dubya dubya dubya dot.  (The internet)

Source of great information, but also a source of lots of time lost.

Result?  Well, one good result is I found a lot of really inspiring and interesting blogs – other people who taking the same journey as I am, and other blogs that are just plain fun and funny.

Bad results?  – no workout Sunday or Monday, no laundry done, no dishwasher run, in short, my house right now is in C.H.A.O.S. (Can’t have anyone over syndrome – thanks to the FlyLady for this one!)

So, what I am going to do about it?  Well, Google reader has now become my best friend.  When I find a new blog that I think I would like to read, I’m adding it to the reader, and will read the new posts in my downtime.

One enjoyable distraction yesterday was my lunch meeting with James Erdt. I met James when I signed up at my fitness club.  James is the Personal Training Director there. Have you ever met someone and within minutes of speaking with each other, felt a bond, a connection?  That’s what happened when James and I first spoke. James and I started speaking about my experiences working as a personal assistant to one of the teachers from The Secret, and he told me that his life’s goal is to motivate others, especially youth.   Check out his website  JoyZone.  We both thought that we should meet sometime to discuss how we could work together because he has so many wonderful ideas and projects that he’s working on.

During our lunch, James asked me about my blogging.   I told him that I was really excited that I was getting a lot of people reading it and commenting. He asked me why I was so caught up in how many people visited my blog. That made me think. I’m blogging as part of my accountability in my healthy lifestyle journey, and when I started, I thought that only my friends and family would read it.  Funny thing is, none of my family or close friends are reading it.  Well, I know one friend is, (thank you Margaret). I also know that James read it last night, but if the others are, they’re not saying. That’s okay though, they’re seeing my journey IRL (in real life)

I suppose I shouldn’t really analyze the stats information on my blog, but I guess it’s part of my competitive nature. Friends and family who ARE reading this right now, you can stop laughing.  Please.  I suppose it’s also part of my business and social media background, that checks to see how people are finding my blog.

I want to say THANK YOU! for reading my blog.  Because you’ve visited, I’ve been blessed by your encouragement and support, and humbled by those of you who are sharing your journeys and stories with me as well.  And when it’s all said and done, friends – old and new, virtual or in real life, are the best distraction of all.

When you have time, please check out Scale Junkie She is hosting a weight loss blog hop today.

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November 16, 2010 at 9:21 am 8 comments


Goals for 2011

* Participate in the 100 days of intentional movement
* Walk 2011 miles in 2011
* Continue my healthy eating and exercise program
* Lower my body weight by 10% by February 1st, 2011
* Lose the next 10% of body weight (17 lbs) by April 1, 2011
* Read at least one book per month that provides spiritual sustenance or enlightenment.

Scale Goals for 2011
02/01/11 - 174
04/01/11 - 156.6
06/01/11 - 141

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