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December 1st - 31 days to create a mind-shift

Saturday, December 01, 2012

I'm SO close to goal. I've been futzing around weight loss for SO long. I'm getting bored with the denial aspect of this process. I keep discovering blogs, posts, comments, ideas from OutThere that point to an attitude adjustment I really ought to make.

There was the SP article about research studying people who went on maintenance first and then on weight loss and how much better they did over the long haul - tracked a year later - than the people who went on the weight loss and then followed up with some weeks of maintenance eating. WOW.

Then there's the Spark Blogger who has only stepped on the scale 4 times this year! She's lost 71 lbs but she just does not go there - she's concentrating, every day, on healthy eating.

There was that Other Spark Blogger who said she looks every bite and asks "Is this something that will fuel my body with nourishing food?" Not - can I fit this into my daily caloric intake ... which, I confess, I do, with the help of my School Marm Left Brain and her list making, system fooling, rule breaking sneaky self ... prodded by impish Wild Child Right Brain - who is always looking for blueberry donuts or chocolate.

I think it's time for a mind-shift. I think it's time to look at things from a different perspective. I think it's time I stopped focusing on what it takes to lose weight and push my brain over to the What It Takes To Live A Healthy Life table - where perhaps I can feast upon much wiser choices.

As I get closer to that joy filled day of possibilities - January 1 - and New Year's Resolutions - I want to ponder the options and come up with something different - and perhaps, something more lasting. We shall see. It will be fun!
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  • SHEILA1505
    1935 days ago
  • DAWN14163
    I have the same issues - I know I should focus on the "healthy lifestyle" rather than simply losing weight, but I love The "bad" foods too much to be able to give them up completely. But I do feel focussed at the moment and I'm determined not to go stupid with food this Christmas (usually my downfall). Good luck over the next few weeks!
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    1935 days ago
  • JLITT62
    Always love hearing your thoughts. Yup, I'm real close too, but I feel I'm mostly on the right track. The next month will be challenging tho . . . but we're up to the challenge!
    1935 days ago
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