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Baby Steps

Note: My reading of the scale yesterday must have been an early morning hallucination. Anyway, back at it.

In the 1991 comedy, “What About Bob?” Richard Dreyfuss and Bill Murray play a psychiatrist and patient. The movie works, of course, because the doctor is crazier than the patient and the two actors have great chemistry. One of the comic props in the film is the book, “Baby Steps,” written and shamelessly plugged by Dr. Leo Marvin, played with perfect smugness by Mr. Dreyfuss.

  • Baby Steps?
  • It means setting small reasonable goals for yourself one day at a time.
  • One tiny step at a time
  • Baby steps

Baby steps seem appropriate to describe the process for trying to lose weight. Here are some of the baby steps that I’ve learned from so far:

  • Baby steps a single serving of oatmeal will do…
  • Baby steps don’t stop at the bagel store…
  • Baby steps I don’t need a second helping…
  • Baby steps or a third…
  • Baby steps just one or two of Kyle’s fries will do…
  • Baby steps tonight I’ll have water instead of a beer…
  • Baby steps I don’t need to eat when I’m bored or as a distraction…
  • Baby steps eat what you want, just take a little less…

These baby steps have me down 7.8 4.8 pounds halfway through the month against a five-pound goal to 253.2 256.2 without a functioning NordicTrack… (That’s another story…)

If I can keep this going for the remaining 95.9% of the year that remains, I may be able to say, just like Mr. Murray’s Bob Wiley, “I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful… I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful… I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful…”

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