No, seriously. I know I had my hands on it just a couple of days ago and all of a sudden...it's gone. Now, what could have happened to it? Oh, wait, here it is. Looks like it's sitting right beneath my September. Oh, my! You know what that means. Can it be, another month has whizzed past us already? Boy, talk about time flying and it looks like at supersonic speed, too! LOL. Well, what can I say but...HAPPY, (ahem), SECOND DAY of September, everybody! I know, I know, yesterday was the first day of this new month but it was also Labor Day. And I spent Labor Day Monday talking about the holiday itself. But today, I want to get down to my usual first-day monthly business of seeing how you're doing with your weight-loss efforts. So, let's check you out!
September has its own out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new kinda feeling.
Even though it's already the ninth month of the year, September has its own out-with-the-old, in-with-the-new kinda feeling, just like we got back in January. There are a few weeks officially left in Summer but we kind of think of the first day of September as kind of the "beginning" of Fall, don't we? I mean, summer vacations are behind most of us and, for your kids and the college crowd out there, a new school year is beginning or had already begun! (School seems to start back so much sooner these days than when I was a kid. Hey, weren't we lucky? LOL.) But, I'm wondering, is it also "back-to-school" time for some of you when it comes to how you handled your weight-loss during the summer months? Well, is it?
So tell me, how did you handle your weight during the summer months? More specifically, how are you handling that Five-Pounds-A-Month Weight-Loss Challenge I issue you at the start of each new year? If you've successfully met the challenge, that means you should have lost about 15 pounds during the summer months of June, July and August. And, did you? Or did you play "hooky" from your weight-loss efforts this summer? You know what I mean. You were on vacation, at a family picnic, a baseball game or some other summertime event and, (oh, no), yielded to temptation when you know you shouldn't have! Just couldn't resist that giant hotdog at the ballpark, huh? Well, I've got news for you...summer's over! In just a few weeks, you'll be packing away those shorts and sandals because the colder months are on the way.
The kids aren't the only ones who may need to be go "back-to-school" this month.
And while it may make some people feel more secure because they can hide their weight beneath those heavier clothes and overcoats, they still have to take their clothes off at night. And, if you're one of those people, you may end up seeing...a heavier YOU. Oh, I hope not! Come on, everybody and, I'm talking mainly to you folks who didn't do as well as you should have during the summer months with your weight-loss. Sounds like the kids aren't the only ones who need to be going "back-to-school" this month. YOU should be, too!
We have just four months left until the end of the year and I don't need to remind you, Christmas will be here...before you know it! Just wait, before the end of this month, you will be seeing Christmas decorations going up in your local Macy's and Target stores. Oh, say it ain't so! LOL. (They just have to rush everything these days, don't they!) But still, with Christmas in mind, I want you to remember that promise you made to yourselves last Christmas about how much weight you were going to lose this year. So, how ya' doing keeping that promise, huh? Today is a reminder, you've got four more months before 2014 becomes another year for the history books. But you know what else I want you to put into the history books this year? It's those extra pounds you promised to lose in 2014. Toss those unwanted pounds as you get serious about writing a whole NEW HISTORY of YOU!
Practice the ABC's of losing weight!
Hey, you've got time. This September, just like those students...go back-to-school yourself and practice the ABC's of losing this weight! Remember, you've got just four months 'til the end of the year and, 30 days from now, you'll be asking: Anybody seen my September?
30 days hath September. That's 30 days to get things back on track with losing that weight and MR. SIMMONS will be your teacher this semester. So, are you ready? Okay then...
GET TO WORK, CLASS!