Monday, December 13, 2010

December 13: Annoyed with Reverb 10 Yet?

I am, and I'm not the only one.  Shauna and another one of my favorite bloggers also seem to be getting a bit impatient with the prompts on Reverb10. Some of them seem repetitive and yesterday's was a little annoyingly new-agey. Today's feels a bit nagging:

December 13 – Action When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step? (Author: Scott Belsky)

I can think of a couple of projects and aspirations that need a next step. But the next step feels gigantic and yawning, like a little hop, skip, and a jump across the Grand Canyon.

Losing weight: I have been thinking about it, talking about it, planning to do it, wanting to do it. But then when I try to follow my plan (next step), I find it hard to do it.  It's OK on normal days, but yesterday I had a party at my house and I'm sure I had an extra 1,000 calories.  And the holiday season is coming.  Sure, Weight Watchers shares strategies that make sense, but when you're spending several hours with PARTY FOOD it is very hard to practice them.

Writing a book: Next step is write every day. Again, not such a little step, and so many other things seem to demand my time and attention.

I'm not making excuses. I'm not letting myself off the hook. I just look at these next steps and think I need a jetpack.


  1. I'm with you on this one. I started late with #reverb10, and I'm not sure where I'm going with it, at this point. I'm having a hard time sitting down and giving it my best, when the relevance isn't always there for me--and when I have so many other things that need attention. Perhaps this difficulty is due primarily to my own issues right now.

    Also, about the party foods... Doing the food prep, the house prep, the serving dishes/silverware prep, as well as the clean-up is pretty daunting when it comes to staying on plan. There's too much fatigue, handling of food, perhaps tasting, etc. I'm purchasing more foods this year and hiring a cleaning service prior to my next holiday event. It isn't the entire answer, but perhaps it will help with bits and pieces. I also know myself well enough to understand this: If I go entirely off plan, I will be doomed come Jan. 1, because getting back on plan, during the dead of winter, will be a huge challenge.

    I have quit counting WW point and started doing just plain calories (1200 a day) on Sparkpeople. Plain old calories seem "safer and better defined," in my rather compulsive mind.

    I wish I had better answers to this dilemma of holiday time. This is just what I'm doing and not meant to be advice for anyone else. I am also trying to find my way--and I need lots of support and help. Best to you...

  2. I think it's just going to be hard sometimes, and I need to practice a little more self-control instead of giving in so easily. But at least I sent most of the leftovers home with other people.


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