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Interested vs. Committed

Friday, February 20, 2009

I found this on another team but it struck me and I wanted to post it as a reminder:

If you're "Interested" in losing weight...
... You stick with it only until something better comes along (such as doughnuts)
... How you feel determines your outcome. If you don't 'feel like it', you stop your efforts.
... You need to see results. When the scale doesn't move, you lose your motivation.
... You blame everything else (people, travel, circumstances) for your struggles with staying on program.
... Whenever you face challenges in life, you give up and plan you'll start your program again tomorrow.

~~HOWEVER:

If you're "Committed" to losing weight...
... Nothing stops your efforts. You stick with your program, "no matter what."
... Emotions don't control your actions. You stay on track even when you don't feel like it.
... Your motivation isn't linked to the scale. You assume that if you stay motivated and work hard, you'll eventually see results.
... You don't depend on other people for your success. You know it's up to you, not them.
... A bad day or a lot of challenges don't affect your efforts. You keep going in spite of it.

** So which one are you? "Interested or Committed"??
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LOGHOUSE 3/16/2009 11:54PM

    Wow. What a great Blog Post.

Up until I got completely fed up with being a "fat guy", I was interested. Then, after many, many failed attempts, and finally getting completely fed up, I became committed. And though this time around I've sometimes not felt like it, and though often people seem to flaunt doughnuts, cupcakes and pizza in my face (yes, even my wife), and though the scale sometimes either doesn't move, or moves in the wrong direction, THIS TIME, I've never blamed anyone or anything. Nore have I given ups and said "I'll start again tomorrow. THIS TIME I am kicking the fat guy's A$$ right out of my body, and THIS TIME I WILL WIN !!!

THIS TIME I AM COMMITTED !
Thanks for helping me stay motivated.
Rick

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S318830 3/16/2009 11:09PM

    Wow. That's totally true! I can see the me who failed time and again in the "interested" category. And I can see the me who got me where I am today in the "committed" category. There are a few posts I made in my blog over time that said a lot of that. It's nice to see it summed up so succinctly. Thanks!

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SKINNYSOON13 2/23/2009 1:28AM

    all I know is that I am SOOOOOO CUTE! :-)

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JUDYGREG 2/22/2009 12:42PM

    Two days ago I was committed. Last night I was interested! LOL
It changes from day to day, so I am INTERESTED in being COMMITTED to losing weight!

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ARQUETTEZ 2/21/2009 12:14PM

    I am getting more and more commited... it's hard to stay commited, but I am getting closer! Thanks for the reminder! ;)

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JUST_BEACHY! 2/21/2009 1:25AM

    I am interested but I want to become committed!

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TESSYGIRL4 2/20/2009 10:34PM

    I wasn't always but I am now 100% COMMITTED!

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MEYLOSE 2/20/2009 9:55PM

    I'm Committed, nothings going to stop me now.

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COLLIEMOM1 2/20/2009 9:51PM

    I am definitely committed, now. Thanks for sharing this! How are you doing this Biggest Loser Challenge?

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CHESHIRECAT913 2/20/2009 7:49PM

    I think I'm FINALLY heading over to the Committed Stage. Whoo, no fear of commitment will keep me away! I spent a LONG time in The Interested Stage though and still have my moments.

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PUPPYWHISPERS 2/20/2009 7:33PM

    I'm kind of suspended between both. I tend to lean towards wanting to give up when the going gets tough, but I never do and here I still am. So I guess I'm committed to being interested in losing weight.

Ya miss me, I know ya do! emoticon

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BIGGIRL2082010 2/20/2009 7:17PM

    Hahaha - sorry, Debbie, I think I fall in the "Interested" camp right now - got majorly sidetracked by a BIG bag of Ripple potato chips earlier this week, and right now I'm gleefully eyeing hamburgers - homemade, tiny ones, but still burgers! :)

Cheers,
Maya


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