Monday, September 17, 2012

If A Tree Falls...

by Kris Pitcher

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it...does it make a sound? The answer is yes. And if you had to think about that one AT ALL, I'm a little bit worried about you.

The truth is, what we do does matter even when no one is there to see it. The reality is we are ultimately accountable to ourselves.

We are the big noise in the woods. The bite here, the snack there, the cleaning of plates as you clear the table all when you thought no one was looking - all noise.

Well those things add up. Big time! Just because no one is there to "monitor" or to "hear" you doesn't mean those things don't count. Wouldn't you just be fooling yourself if you thought that?

In fact, I would have to worry about you a little bit. I would wonder if you had your head in the sand. We need to be conscious of our habits, of what we are deciding to do. Those bites don't happen to us, we take them.

When we aren't making progress we begin to question our plan, our exercise, our guidance. But the truth is, we haven't been doing our plan. We've been adding all kinds of extras to it. Of course it's not working...we're not doing it!

We look to the internet to find out what could possibly be medically wrong with us. Which syndrome do we have? What tests should we get our doctor to perform? Try this one: close mouth, eat what you're suppose to eat and stop pretending the stuff you eat when no one is watching doesn't "count".

Tough love. Sorry, it's contest week and you get me raw and unfiltered. You get me in my tell-it-like-it-is state. You get me with all my love. Because this mindset is just silly. And because I see it and see right through it.

Someone did tell me recently I was a bit more, "direct" of late. Well, dieting will do that to me. I thanked him and told him I'd watch my mouth. You however, can hear the tree fall through the forest...whether you're standing in it or not. You know if a tree falls, it makes a sound.

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