TGIF – “You Idiot ….”

May 4, 2012 by Bill Bradley

As the week winds down, we wind down with some tidbits for your information, education, health, and enjoyment.

Quotes of the Week:

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You’ll be criticized anyway.”  Eleanor Roosevelt 


“It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.”  Benjamin Disraeli 

Humor Break: “Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you’ll be a mile away and have his shoes.”  Author unknown

Stat of the Week: Ever get “shot down”?  Embarrassed by a colleague or co-worker?  Blogger Dorie Clark offers up these 4 suggestions in her post “How to Deal with Critics”.  Personally I would rather tell my critics to go … well, it’s better if you read Dorie’s inputs!

Action Tip: When critics attack, that’s when you are happy to have a mentor.  Don’t have one?  If you have a future, get one — take if from someone who has done a lot of mentoring!  And if you have a mentor, today day would be a good day to pop up for no reason and thank him/her.

Weight Watch – Week 5:  (A personal 16 week Healthy Life style report)

The fifth week’s results are in: I had NO CHANGE on the official digital scale.  Five weeks into the program and I am down 11.1 pounds. 

Yikes!  Bummer!!  Disappointed!!!  These are the words (and implied feelings) I am experiencing at this moment.  Did I deserve “no change”.  Not sure.  I have stopped 2-a-day workouts, but still average well over an hour a day walking the neighborhood or in the gym (or a combination of both).  Haven’t missed a day of exercise in more than two weeks.  My diet is balanced and sensible.   Haven’t had a real desert since I started this healthy program.  No more than 2 slices of bread a week and none this past week.  So what will I do?  Well for now, not too much.  I will shrink my proportions by 10-15%, see if that helps.  I have been eating berries every day.  Maybe they have too much natural sugar.  I will cut down on the number of berries.  Maybe I will add 10 minutes on to my daily exercises.  I have signed up for a water aerobics class beginning next week.  It will at least add variety to my routine.  Let’s see what next week brings.

If you have been following along you know I am overweight.  But how much?  I found a site (click on tools & tips, then Healthy Weight Calculator) that gives you your weight range based on your height.  Fast, Fun, Funny, Tragic.  But give it a shot, it only takes seconds.  I did.  Apparently I am 6 inches too short.

Bill Bradley (mostly) retired after 35 years in organizational consulting, training and management development. During those years he worked internally with seven organizations and trained and consulted externally with more than 90 large and small businesses, government agencies, hospitals and schools.

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