ManagingMe:AdventuresInBodyShapeWk17 4/25

Yellow hat: think optimistically.   See what can be.  It all works out well and the Q2 average is below 200 pounds.

· Yellow Hat:

The yellow hat helps you to think positively. It is the optimistic viewpoint that helps you to see all the benefits of the decision and the value in it, and spot the opportunities that arise from it. Yellow Hat thinking helps you to keep going when everything looks gloomy and difficult.

I tend to wear the yellow hat and think things can be done and will turn out well in most areas.

Looking at the last 2 weeks on the road it is obvious I am not managing very well.  I gained 3 1/2 pounds in two weeks.  A lot has gone right in the past 2 weeks, but I lost focus on my body shape goals.

I was looking back through past posts looking for ways to get back on track to getting my weight below 190# for the rest of my life and found “People who have clear, specific goals and plans that they work from every day accomplish, on average, 10 times as much as other people with equal education and abilities, but who have no clear idea of where they are going.” from a previous post on a book by Brian Tracy: Reinvention: How to Make the Rest of your Life the Best of your Life.

One of my changes this week will be to put the goal on the top of my task list / schedule for each day to keep me focused.

Going back 20 or so weeks I read this post about how the plan was working at that point.   Change management is a constant process.  I would venture to guess most body shape adjustment goals and most change efforts fail due to changes making the successful new process ineffective.  That is what happened to me.  I was in a groove and doing well then travel, buying and selling a home broke up the successful plans.

Constant measuring so adjustment and celebrations can be planned is a key element in successful change management.

So, what I will do is take home 1/2 portion or leave it on my plate.  I grew up in clean- your – plate era and it does not serve me well at this time in my life.  I just add calories I don’t burn off.

I will also start keeping track on my task list what I eat during the day.  That has successful in the past to keep me aware of what I am eating.

11- 205
12- 205.6
13- 208.2
14- 207.4
15- 205.0
16- 206.6
17- 208.6 The average for the past week
Target: week 18 average of 207.6 or a loss of 1.0 pounds.

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Jim Sutton
Facilitating Performance Improvement in the digital age

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