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On something I took to heart

Friday, November 16, 2012

I just started reading a new blog about a lady and her hubby who collectively lost 200 lbs.

In her FAQ she was asked about WLS, at over 400lbs she was a great candidate. But she chose not to take that route. What she says about WLS is cool - but that's not what caught my eye.

I appreciate what she said here:

"There are lessons that you need to learn in order to be successful in keeping weight off. People mistakenly think weight loss is physical and it's's 90% mental. You make the decision to eat well or not, you make the decision to exercise or not, you choose to use food for emotional reasons, etc. "

SO true. I'm having a hard time sticking to healthy foods- and I'm learning that there are some things I did SO well that are stuck (ie water over soda/preservatives are the devil etc). I don't crave baking and gorging. I eat mostly unprocessed foods.

EXCEPT for candy. Good heavens- what I will do for a gummy bear or sour worm... well, it's just not ladylike. (and I'm not even SOUTHERN! [even though I'm more South than any Georgian...])The kind I get don't have HFCS but it's not healthy. It's not good for me, it's not even nutritious. There are good habits I've developed over the past year and a half that have stuck (and I'm plenty proud) but others that are bad for me, and a little further ingrained.

I'm not trying to lose weight, but it's those habits that got me where I was and will take me back after the little one arrives. I'm focusing on those for now.

It's 90% mental. Is your head in the game?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIBELULITA 11/18/2012 11:31AM

    It is definately a psychological battle with yourself until you get into the habit of choosing healthy over unhelathy. I have spent the last 4 months arguing with myself about why it would be a bad idea to binge or eat chocolate and then the next day talking myself into binging and eating chocolate anyway....if you can take control of your mind than the rest follows through.

Thankyou for your comment and support on my recent means so much to me emoticon emoticon

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JENNIEONFIRE 11/17/2012 6:30PM

    it really is a mental battle more so than anything else because most of the time you think in your head that you can't therefore you don''s to thinking you can!

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JACOBSBELOVED 11/16/2012 12:19PM

    So so so so so true!!!! The whole mental thing the hardest part!!!!

Thanks for putting up the website, by the way!

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EUEK098 11/16/2012 10:10AM

    Thanks for sharing the blog, yep willpower.

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MISHAMW 11/16/2012 9:53AM

    I have to disagree. I think weight loss is 100% mental. You have to mentally tell yourself to workout, to keep going, to go harder or try something new. I am constantly fighting myself to do it.

Also eating is 100% mental. Sure I want a cookie, I don't need a cookie. Mental debate right there. Buying the right stuff is all mental.

Everything is mental. And it makes me feel mental.

Hope you have a good one though!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/16/2012 9:01AM

    if yopu get gumy bears can i have one,lol i am running two streaks at the moment no diet cola and no jellies and today i have real strong cravings for in there the cravings will soon pass i hope. emoticon

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SONIA260 11/16/2012 8:22AM

    so very true!

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