No Gold for me ...
Sunday, August 12, 2012
My calendar says today is Sunday, August 12 - the day the Olympics end and also the day my own Spark Olympic challenge ends. WE are very quiet on the boards today - does that mean that everyone is still watching Olympic Games, or we are discouraged because our own performance has not been what we had hoped for? In my case, it is my own disappointing finish that has me quiet, but I think I may as well confess right now and try to put it behind me, so here goes:
I managed to end up where I started. No gold, silver, or bronze for me - but as I predicted in what turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy, I am going to give myself a "Participation Ribbon". Too bad I wouldn't/couldn't stick to what seemed a very good plan for myself - had I lost one pound per week I would now be much closer to goal. Waaaah, waaaah.
So the big question for me is - why do I do this to myself? It isn't like this disappointing finish was unexpected - because even while I was doing 'nothing' toward my goal, I KNEW that I was doing nothing. Because I have to have a serious talk with myself, I think I'll just not say much more about failure right now - maybe later when I get things figured out!!
How about the rest of you Spark teammates? Share your results - what worked, what didn't work, what you plan to do next. Me? I plan to do something great and marvelous - just don't know quite what it is yet!!