Monday, April 11, 2011
I know many 4 letter words, some good and some bad. Some can be used in mixed company and some cannot. There is one 4-letter word that needs to be eliminated from my vocabulary. It can be used in mixed company but it is not an appropriate word to describe what I am trying to achieve.
The word: DIET
When I started this journey on 1//1/10 I used the 4-letter word DIET, a lot!! I have learned, through Spark, to replace this 4-letter word with a 9-letter word "LIFESTYLE". Applying this new word has been arduous and an ongoing battle. However I am getting the upper-hand and winning on the most part.
Today I ran across an article located in the SparkDiet Resource Center called "Mind Over Body". Over the past year and a quarter I have read the elements of this article, but this article has consolidated all the reference material into one location. There is a 10-step plan. The article listed 5 of the most common road-blocks that really hit home for me:
1. inadequate problem solving skills
2. unrealistic expectations
3. toxic quilt & negative self-talk
4. emotional eating
5. lack of intrinsic motivation
These are very difficult road-blocks to overcome. I have semi-abated the majority of them, however it is work in progress. Those 5 common problems need to be fully abated for my new LIFESTYLE to be successful.
Here is the article link:
Soooo......No more 4-letter word using D@&t...instead I am using "LIFESTYLE"