Saturday, December 30, 2017

December 30th, 2017 Time Doesn't Care

December 30th, 2017 Time Doesn't Care

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed connected with support.

If you're about to start your own transformation and you're worried about the amount of time it takes:

Time doesn't really care what we do. Time keeps moving right along like clockwork because it is clockwork. No matter what we do in the next twelve months, it's still going to be 2019 in one year. Time is consistent. I wanted to be consistent too. I had to dig deep in order to wrangle my impatient personality. I finally realized: I really needed to forget about time. Time doesn't need me to worry about it, it'll keep moving right along without any help or hindrance. I was starting at over 500 pounds, so naturally, I thought a lot about the time I needed--and the time I hoped to have. You never know how much time you have left when you've been morbidly obese your entire life. I didn't start making consistent progress until I shifted my focus away from time and moved it instead to what I needed to do each day to succeed just one more day.

Days add up quickly especially when we're not paying attention to time. And when we do take the time to notice the time, we're most usually surprised--thrilled, actually!

We've all been in a situation where we were watching the seconds tick by on a clock conveniently positioned near our face. Maybe you were in class, or in a doctors office, or at work. When you constantly focus on the clock it can feel like forever! That's why I don't. Time will do its thing, and I'll do mine. You do your thing.

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Thank you for reading and your continued support,


  1. Time doesn’t care. Succeed just one more day. What profound thoughts for ending/beginning a year. Just what I needed right now. Thank you, Sean!

  2. Food sobriety demands a 24/7/365 approach. Here's to another year, Sean!!!

  3. Thanks, Sean, for your blog posts of today and yesterday. These are insightful, as I continue toward my own plan (life, not just weight and health) for 2018. Your comments around time passing regardless really resonate with me. You expressed something similar in the early days of this blog and that thought has been running through the back of my mind.

    When I look back on 2017, and the amount of time that has elapsed since NYE 2016, I'm impressed at the ground I covered. For once, I felt like I moved with time, instead of against it.

    Now I get to decide how to approach 2018. It's all in the choices!

    I'm working through the early years on your blog (still in the Spring of 2009) and looking forward to catching up with your other decisions / choices along the way.

    I hope 2017 was a good year for you and I wish you all the best in 2018.

    Please keep blogging!


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