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BDS Day 1 – Record the Advantages of Losing Weight

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Some would say why am I doing this again when I did not have success in my previous ventures. Well practice makes perfect. Each time through I'm in a different place, I can absorb more, make more progress, until it clicks. Heaven only knows how many attempts it took for me to finally quit smoking, but I finally did. (over 4 years ago)
What finally helped me succeed was my reason(s) for quitting. It gave me incentive to move forward and stick with it. I can make a great big list of lame advantages, but having just a few really meaningful advantages will help me focus clearly.
Simplicity, clarity.
While making the list of advantages perhaps that one clear source of reason will come to light and inspire me.

I will live longer.
I will feel better physically.
My life will be physically easier.
I will have more energy to live life.
I will look better.
I will have better blood pressure.
I will have better blood glucose control.
I will have better cholesterol levels.
I will have less pain and lighten the stress on my body(hip/back).
I will have less prescription-drug bottles.
I will sleep better.
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    I've heard the comparison to a toddler learning to walk - he does NOT get it the first time but he keeps trying until he does!! I think its the same with weight loss - if we NEVER GIVE UP we do eventually figure out what works for us and what we can live with the rest of our lives (because this is a JOURNEY, not a diet!!)

    I'm so happy you quit smoking - and know you will use that same strength to take off weight and become more healthy!! emoticon
    1643 days ago
    I go back to this over and over again to refresh and renew my commitment. It is never achieved once and for all. (Same with smoking actually: no cigarettes, not one for well over 35 years: but I have not stopped wanting to smoke . . . )
    1644 days ago
    I agree with you that going back to something that was helpful (even though not totally successful) can be a tremendous help.

    When I quit smoking (after 30 years) it wasn't with some big flashy cessation program -- it was by changing brands each month, to a lower-nicotine cigarette, and by eliminating cigarettes, one by one. Slowly but surely I weaned myself off the nicotine.

    I believe the BDS is a the same thing -- it helps us change our habits one step at a time. By revisiting this program you'll get your perspective back and make those small changes that add up to big results! emoticon
    1644 days ago

    Congrats on quitting smoking! I pray and wish my Mom would quit smoking. I think on the things we all see, is that once we give up a habit, then we embrace positive habits that encourages us to continue.

    Well Done! emoticon
    1645 days ago
    YES! When you look @ things in black-and-white, it seems more real!

    HUGS and smiles.
    1645 days ago
    Congrats on quitting smoking. Thanks for the encouragement.
    1645 days ago
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