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7 Habits of Highly Effective People Trying to Lose Weight...

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Successful people often share similar traits, I like the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey and I am adapting them to fit my diet program:

Habit 1: Be Proactive
Synopsis: Think ahead for weekend eats. Take responsibility for your choices and the subsequent consequences that follow.

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Synopsis: The end goal is to lose weight and live a long healthy life. Envision the behaviors required to achieve the goal of losing weight and living healthy.

Habit 3: Put First Things First
Synopsis: Plan the week’s diet, prioritize preparing healthy meals, and execute the plan to make it happen. Evaluate whether your efforts exemplify your desired character values, propel you toward goals, and enrich the roles and relationships that were elaborated in Habit 2.

Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Synopsis: Think about how to work together with those in my life so that we can enjoy each other’s company while still being healthy. Consider their likes and wants when planning the week and let them make some of the healthy choices. Value and respect people by understanding a "win" for all is ultimately a better long-term resolution than if only one person in the situation had gotten his way.

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood
Synopsis: Consider Andy’s (the boyfriend) needs in terms of what he feels will improve our diet and health and appreciate his point of view and then share my view with him as well. This creates an atmosphere of caring, respect, and positive problem solving.

Habit 6: Synergize
Synopsis: Combine the strengths of people through positive teamwork, so as to achieve goals no one person could have done alone. Get the best performance out of a group of people through encouraging meaningful contribution, and modeling inspirational and supportive leadership. Andy is a runner, at least he used to be, and he was a good runner. Capitalize on his strengths in this area to increase my ability to run uphill and to run faster.

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw
Synopsis: Balance and renew your resources, energy, and health to create a sustainable, long-term, effective lifestyle. Read Sparkpeople’s tips regularly and keep learning how to live a healthy lifestyle.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

YA_YAYA 11/1/2011 8:39PM

    Glad that you both liked my post. Steven Covey is great and I have been able to change other aspects of my life using his 7 Habits of Highly Effective People so why not apply it to weight loss too. Now off to track food and plan for the next few days:)

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BENTONHEALTHY 11/1/2011 11:36AM

    I think this is great! There are reasons that some people are successful and you are on the right track! emoticon

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PANBOOKS 11/1/2011 8:50AM

    Thank you for sharing such great habits! I keep saying that I am going to read Steven Covey and I never do. Thanks for reminding me about him, I will visit Amazon today and purchase his book.
Have a great Tuesday!!!

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Learning and Loving

Saturday, October 29, 2011

I lost one of the most important people in my life last week. My grandmother (Vovo), who raised me. She was such an incredible woman who I will forever miss. The week she passed away I had the honor to be there with her. I took the opportunity to ask, how did she get so many people to love and admire her so deeply over the years. She had 700 people at her wake, this was a true testament of the legacy she has left behind. She gave me a one word response "respect".

I have taken some time to think about that and what it means. It isn't limited to people respecting her, but how she respected others and respected herself. So in her memory, I am on a mission to exemplify the one quality in her dying week she told me was most important- RESPECT and I am starting with respecting myself. I will love and respect myself enough to do what I know is right and living a healthy life style.

I love you Vovo and will always miss you!

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GRAMMYEAC 10/29/2011 1:33PM

    How sad! Not just a grandmother, but your mother figure as well. I hope you are feeling emotionally well.

Her testament to you is one we should all aspire to! I applaud you for taking your steps along the path she trod for so many years!

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