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'Think Minuet in G'

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Remember The Music Man? Professor Harold Hill was a con man who convinced a community in Iowa to hire him and invest in musical instruments for their children's school band. And because it was a con, Professor Hill, who couldn't read or teach music, tried to assure the students that if they just would 'think Minuet in G', they would learn to play-- as if this would magically work.
Kinda like weight loss, right? Just because I want to be rid of this extra weight, it does not mean that it will magically disappear. There is no wishing for it without doing the work. So I've decided to stop conning myself and have been dutifully tracking, eating (mostly) good whole food, going to the gym regularly, and setting my intention to change my view towards living a happy, healthy life. And it's working -but very slowly and that is frustrating to me. So I guess I'm still wishing for a little magic. Won't happen, I know-- so one day, I'll stop wishing and maybe then I will really understand about the forever part. I just have to stay focused on what I know is true. And maybe I'll download Minuet in G on my playlist as a gentle reminder that there is no substitute for hard work and lots of practice.
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    Yes, weight loss can be slow and it is hard work. Hang in there. I liked the comment..It is not what you want. It is what you work for.

    You are doing great..eating well, tracking and exercising. All those steps will result in success. You can do it.

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    2523 days ago
    Yep - it's hard when things go slowly. I'm currently losing one pound every two weeks (if Im lucky) but you have the right attitude - it's work and it takes time (darn!) Appropos of nothing, Minuet in G was my recital piece when I was 7. I hate it to this day, but it does represent hard work. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2524 days ago
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