How does one hold themselves accountable in this day and age, with so many distractions? So many opportunities to stray from or procrastinate with a commitment?
My Accountability Deficit Disorder has always been best handled when someone else holds me accountable. Obviously, as a grown man, this is a problem. My wife is not my babysitter (though she may feel like it sometimes), neither is my boss, or anyone else for that matter. While that would make my life easier, that is not the way the world works.
I could try an ADD/HD coach...? I will definitely put a pin in that idea and revisit it in the future.
I want to be able to hold myself accountable, and I can't if I rely on everyone else all the time. Right? Right.
Here's a picture:
So, the point (which I actually remembered!) is this:
I have something I need to do. Really it's something we all need to do, but I can only be held responsible for myself and family, right? So I am posting this blog to commit to doing it (since that's worked somewhat in the past).
I have been told by my Dr. that while I'm not obese, I am overweight, and am at that point in my life where I need to start focusing on my eating habits (more on the subject of "Diet" in a later blog). So I am going to. I am going to eat more protein, less carbs, more veggies, and limited fruit, following the advise of my doctor verbatim. I hope to post my success (or lack thereof) in the comments on this blog every week. I will remember, I will remember, I will remember.
So, feel free to visit and ask how it's coming along if you don't see a post from me. Ask about the meals I've eaten. Ask about my success. Rip me a new one for not posting like I said I would. My goal is this: hold myself accountable, so you all don't have to; at the same time documenting my success (hopefully) to potentially inspire at least one other person to live their life better.
One thing I'm super excited about is trying new recipes, and I hope to share those too!
Keep in touch, and feel free to kick my Googlebutt if I can't comply with my own expectations.
P.S. While on the topic of recipes: I made Hippocrates Soup a couple weeks ago. Look it up. I just made one batch, and ate a couple meals from it daily until it was gone. It wasn't bad tasting at all, and with a little tweaking (I couldn't find all the ingredients) should be delicious. Anyone who's thought about it (especially if you have issues with digestion) I would recommend it. I felt noticeably better after a few days, and since I had substituted this soup a couple meals, i had actually lost a few pounds too (Don't worry, I found them later...)
P.P.S. This is an example of a day where I can't do anything I need to do, at all... but I can talk your ear off incessantly about anything and everything for the entire day. So, with much will power, I will stop typing and spare you all ;)