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Blitz wrote:Thought 40
Remember the numbers
The other day I was visiting my Mum in her room in the aged care centre she lives in. A care worker was doing her nails so I had to wait to take her out for a coffee. The TV was on and there was a story about a caught tuna weighing in at 143.7 kilos. Without thinking I blurted out that the tuna weighed exactly 10 kilos less than I did. They were raving on about how big the tuna was...yet my mind was boggling about how huge I had been – that I weighed more than this record breaking fish did!
That strange odd number...153.7 kilos is seared into my brain. It was the number that came up on the scales the first day I started my weight loss journey. It marks the start of my new lifestyle. There is a very good chance that I may have weighed more than that as in the months beforehand I had eased off my fizzy drink consumption and cut out my daily grease fest morning teas. But this number marks the starting point and so represents the high ebb of my gluttony.
Now, 153.7 kilos is the ruler number that measures my success. I can proudly tell others how that had been my weight once and that I managed to end up weighing 56% (another number I remember) less than that. Never forgetting this number means that I never forget what I was and what I’ve achieved.
Other numbers that are important are 87, 87.1, 66.7 and 66.6. The 87 kilos marks my planned amount that I had to lose and 87.1 kilos is the actual amount that I did lose...I proudly quip that I over achieved my goal (just).
66.7 kilos was my target goal weight and 66.6 kilos was the final number that my scales hit on when I reached goal. In Christian circles the number 666 is considered “the mark of the beast” and many Christian pay particular attention to anything that contains a triple six in it. When I told a friend how much I weighed at the time, he instantly replied “oh...the weight of the beast”! So naturally whenever I think of 66.6 kilos my mind links it to the words “weight of the beast”.
All these numbers remind me of my past achievements but they also serve to remind me that I can’t afford to forget what was or I’ll end up throwing it all away. Remember the numbers...or the achievements will slip away.
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