Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Why change now?

When I was a kid I was a major procrastinator, especially if it was something I did not want to do. Homework was often a tortured affair. Book reports? I'd skim a few chapters and fake it. Senior term paper on "Le Morte D'Arthur"? I was writing it as I typed it at the breakfast table the day it was due. Once we had to write a summary of some short story for English. I didn't read it so I asked Chris Sullivan for a quick summary and bullshitted my way through it. I got an A and Chris got a B. So, if you've been wondering where I've been for the past 7 days, I've been cramming a month's worth of projects into this last week before the boss returns from her travels. It is truly amazing how productive I can be when I actually focus and get to work. Can you imagine what kind of stellar employee I'd be if I had this kind of focus and drive every day?

Speaking of focus and drive netting results, I have been walking every day and steadily increasing the distance, along with actually paying attention to what I'm eating and I have lost a whole 10 pounds! I know! Gee, who knew you could lose weight that way?


Annika said...

Wait. Are you trying to tell me that eating less and exercising more makes you lose weight? I WILL HAVE TO TRY THAT.

Ellen Bloom said...

Procrastinators 'R Us. I hear ya'. I was the same way in school. That's why I'm NOT an attorney or some other major executive today! Oh well...thank goodness I learned to type!

Congrads on the weight loss! That's terrific!

jenna! said...

Yeah, we're procrastinators over here at Chez Gramma so I can definitely relate.

Congrats on the 10lbs! That's spectacular. You should be really proud of yourself.

woolanthropy said...

Apparently you can change...10 lbs! That is awesome & inspiring.

The other day I was reading an article in Los Angeles magazine about this guy, Charles Fleming, who had spinal surgery scheduled when he started walking. He started small and kept increasing his walks and eventually he canceled his surgery and wrote a book on the stairs of Los Angeles.
Keep going...who knows what else could happen...maybe you will write a book. Maybe you could write at your kitchen table over breakfast the night before it's due. Whatever works.