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Canyon River or Water Jet?

That's the key.  There are lots of things we can do on this journey to lose some weight.  We can exercise for hours at a time.  We can eat nothing.  But really, all that's doing is trying to find a quick fix for what has been a life-long problem for a lot of us.  I keep thinking of the image of a canyon. 

I mean, barring a cataclysmic seismic event, canyons are carved by water.  Water cutting through rock.  Slowly.  That's how weight loss should be, in my opinion: slow and steady.  Losing a pound or two a week...even 1/2 a pound.  That's great to me.  That's sustainable.

I know that there are water jets that can cut though metal and a very fast rate--much faster than canyons are formed:

That's more of what the intense, crazy workout mode is.  But really, do you know how much maintenance they have to do on those things??

I'm trying to be more consistant.  I'm trying to just live a healthy life.  I need to find a Caloric intake and exercise expenditure that will work for me for life.  Over time, given that I'd be doing the right thing, the weight would come off.  Not super fast, but it would come off. 

And I think that's why I need to be a Canyon River. 

50 minutes of cardio
200 sit ups
200 push ups
4 60-second front planks
4 60-second side planks
pray daily
read the bible daily
read my devotion daily

Complete my weekly share of Hot 100 Goals
100 minutes cardio
13 miles walked/ran
2 60-second front planks
2 60-second side planks
pray daily
read the bible daily
read my devotion daily

Saturday: 2,459 Calories
Sunday: 2,184 Calories  
Monday: 2,255 Calories
Tuesday: 2,162 Calories

Daily Average: 2,265 Calories



November 3, 2010 at 12:36 PM

Big AMEN here. Losing the weight without addressing the issues that GOT us here is like a bandaid on an injury that needs surgery. Won't make the need for surgery go away.

If, instead, we lose the weight while working on discovering the tools that will allow us to live healthy for the long-term, we are setting ourselves up for success.

Keep up the great work!


November 4, 2010 at 3:56 AM

What an incredible analogy!