Hello friends. My personal activity level the last month has been off the charts when compared to the life I have been living the last thirty years. I take that as a tremendous sign of success. I have spent the majority of my life looking for excuses to sit on my butt and watch TV or do anything that didn’t involve effort. The desire to search out things to do is something I doubt I will ever take for granted again.
Today’s project is to complete building a desk for a new business type opportunity I am involved with. My reluctance to have hands on in this project has nothing to do with effort. It is that I have zero aptitude for building of any kind. I once built a birdhouse and thirty years later I am still the only one who knows it was a birdhouse. (including the birds I will speculate)
I am filling the role of go-for with my pops as the project foreman. Pops is a piece of work so I need to tell you that it has been pretty hilarious to say the least. In a short period of time I have “gone-for” three small pieces of sausage. He isn’t hungry. He is drilling through the sausage and using it as a guide to make sure that he does not drill to far into the desk and ruin it. At the same time that he thinks he is brilliant for this move I can’t stop thinking about what I am going to eat for my next snack. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
A bar of soap was his next request. Apparently rubbing soap on the thread of the screw lubricates it and makes it ummmmmm, ahhhhh screw better?
So far in 75 minutes he has proclaimed “you didn’t take shop in high school did you?” at least four times. To be honest I am not always listening so that number may be much higher.
In other news.
I am as happy and positive in life as I have been since way before the new Star Treks came out. Personal perception and attitude are underrated as a skill in my eyes. This fitness site I use called Fitness Pal has an unending amount of commentary running in the community section if one has interest in that kind of thing. I have had that interest lately so I have been checking it out. The attitudes of people in general are shocking and largely disappointing.
One woman pointed out that her “fat husband” was not supportive and he told her to quit trying to lose weight because she did not have what it would take to do it and her “feeble attempt at exercise would only lead to her breaking the floor.”
She went on to point out that she didn’t give a damn what he thought because “the fat bastard took the easy way out with gastric bypass surgery” and that “he is such a loser he couldn’t even make that work and he gained all his weight back.”
I disagree with both of them and feel sorry for the way they act on a public forum or anywhere.
I have rarely found two people I do not know at all to be so unappealing. I suspect neither will find much success in a journey to good health unless they become different people altogether. I guess it is possible.
I bring it up because I am sure that being a good person and thinking glass half full all the time is a big part of why I have now lost 288 pounds.
THE MENTAL PART OF THE LIFESTYLE CHANGE IS EASILY THE MOST IMPORTANT PART. In my opinion…………….
I am currently in the mode of trying to help anyone that asks for advice or help with losing weight. I am finding it to be a huge challenge because I do not yet know how to explain the attitude/mental part of it. Just telling of the how it worked for me just doesn’t seem to be helpful to many people.
A friend lost 15 pounds in 10 days and remarked that he was frustrated that he only lost 15 pounds in 10 days. He has since lost his way and moved on. My way of looking at things kind of forbids me to get frustrated by this. It does have me thinking a lot and trying to find a way to help make a difference for many people that I care about. That right there is a quest that will continue.
Well, dad’s nap is almost over. Time to get back to the construction site.
My tip for the day. Be nice to people. (and dogs) Particularly the people you love!