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Don't Be Fooled

Monday, April 01, 2013

It's April Fool's Day -if you didn't already know-lol. It is ok to to play a prank on someone-in fun,but I started thinking about how important it is that we do not fool ourselves.

Webster's Dictionary definition of a fool is a person with little or no judgment, common sense, wisdom. As we strive to live healthier lifestyles we have to be careful not to be foolish-to learn from our experiences & those who have been successful & to use common sense.

Here are seven ways we might be fooling ourselves ...

7. It's possible to lose weight my own way.

Whether it's a pill, a cream, or a piece of chintzy electronics, anything that is purported to have miraculous powers of weight loss is almost certainly bogus. "People want a miracle cure," says Beranbaum, "but there isn't one." "Losing weight and keeping it off is hard," he says. "The people who are successful have to work at it and will likely have to continue working at it for the rest of their lives. The quick, easy fixes do not work."
According to our experts, the truth -- as boring as it may be -- is simple. The only way to lose weight is to modify your diet, and to exercise so that you burn more calories than you eat. It's not as easy as smearing on an ointment or clipping on an electric stimulation belt. But at least it works.

6. I'm too busy to take care of myself.

Reality: we make the time for what we want. Unfortunately, short-term convenience drowns out what we consciously know we need to do.

5. I'm too busy to prepare healthy meals.

Reality: there's a wide variety of meals one can make, eat and clean-up in less than five minutes.

4. I love food too much to maintain a healthy diet.

Reality: you'll need to learn to love your aches, pains, and related symptoms related to your love affair of unhealthy foods.

.3. My family won't support me when I try to eat healthy.

Reality: your family will miss you more when you're dead due to a heart attack, stroke or accident related to weight-related illnesses.

2. I've failed too many times in the past why bother now.

Reality: Each day offers a fresh start to try something new. Cut yourself some slack here! Each day we grow a bit wiser (hopefully)! Engage your wisdom to learn from past lessons. Learning from our history vaccinates us from having to learn that lesson again.

1. I'm just not worth the effort.

Reality: Release any sense of low self-esteem and you will find it easier to what it takes to enjoy better health!

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
--J. Robert Oppenheimer

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARON10002 4/8/2013 5:10PM

    Great tips! I know I'm no fool for reading your wonderful blogs!

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JUMPINJULIE 4/5/2013 5:40PM

    Great list and all true.

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SKINNYPOWELL1 4/3/2013 7:57AM

    I have never been much of a prankster on April Fool's but I guess I have been fooling myself with some of these items listed from time to time, thanks for a great blog.

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MINDY502 4/2/2013 8:16AM

    Great advice thanks for sharing!! have a great week!

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    emoticon advice!!!!!

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MSLZZY 4/1/2013 10:51PM

    Thanks for not fooling around today. You shared just the right stuff to get my attention!

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LAURELSPARK 4/1/2013 8:24PM

    No fooling..........great blog!

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2HAMSDIET 4/1/2013 6:08PM

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1CRAZYDOG 4/1/2013 5:40PM

    Happy April Fools Day! HUGS

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JESSICABOOTY 4/1/2013 5:08PM

    Love it, Love it. The nose on you at the end really got me! I was ambushed by the Easter Rabbit who left me in front of a bowel of white chocolate covered robin's eggs. I am a self-proclaimed addict for eating them. Once the call of the chocolate goes out....there goes my strongest of intentions. Now the thought of them makes me queasy. Live and learn. emoticon

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    I'm afraid I have been an April fool way too much lately. LOL.

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PHOENIX1949 4/1/2013 4:08PM

    emoticon Sage advice in a humorous presentation. Love the graphics. emoticon

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DLDMIL 4/1/2013 3:43PM

    Thank you for sharing.

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GABIBEAR 4/1/2013 3:37PM

    Thank you Sami for your great blog. Great job! Love the pics and the message!

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K1TT3N 4/1/2013 3:34PM

    Thanks for sharing

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MADAMES 4/1/2013 3:34PM

    Love these words of wisdom on April Fool's Day!


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