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In fact I've never met a food I didn't like. I have actually grabbed a fourth slice of pizza and shoved it in my mouth while saying to myself "No! Don't do it!" But I can't stop. And working here doesn't make things any easier. I don't know about your workplace but at KSL you can't throw a empty Doug Wright Pepsi can without hitting a candy jar or a birthday cake. And as we enter the holiday season it's only going to get worse.
Now several years ago, after some changes in my personal life, I quit smoking and lost about 60 pounds. It was like a friend of mine said "You clean your car up when you're trying to sell it." Maybe, it made me feel good anyway. Last year between Thanksgiving and Christmas I put about 20 pounds back on. Once again foodaholism, at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it. At any rate, I'm trying to peal it back off again. I have a charity gig coming up the end of the month and if I don't lose ten pounds I won't fit into my tux. And I didn't pay good money for that tux to let it hang in the closet.
So what to do. There will be more goodies around here in the next five weeks than a party at Michael Moores house. Here's my plan. About a month ago (bare with me here) I was involved in another charity event this one honoring Dr. Rod Brady. He's the CEO of Deseret Management, the parent company of Bonneville International, the parent company of KSL. One thing Dr. Brady is rather famous for, other than always wearing blue suits with a white shirt and red tie so he never has to think about what to wear... seriously... is making to do lists. The man has made incredible achievements in his life by making lists of things he wanted to accomplish, the way he planned to do it and then getting them done. I'm told he wanted to become a golfer with a 2 handicap (that's very good for those of you who don't play). He did and hasn't played golf again, moving on to his next goal.
So I've made my list and the action plan to achieve my goals. At the top is lose ten pounds by the end of the month. Second is don't eat any the crap that will be scattered around this building soon. Three get plenty of duct tape for my mouth.