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You never fail until you stop trying

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

I read a ONEKIDSMOM's wonderful blog post this morning and thought I'd share a link to it:
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In my past, I thought (actually, no actual thought was involved) of weight control as having a start and stop date. Outside of that time, I could just go back to my old habits. One of the biggest changes I have made during this journey is the way I frame my thinking about the changes I've made in a truly positive way, so I can get to each of these stages and see each of them as a part of my lifelong journey, and not just stumbling blocks. And also to not think of this as punishment, but opportunity. The mental game is just as important than the physical actions...and who wants to be miserable about habits you must repeat every day?!?!

“You never fail until you stop trying.”

~ Albert Einstein
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LJCANNON 10/10/2013 8:29AM

    emoticon All Physical Change begins with Mental Change. Sometimes it can be hard to make people understand that, but the Evidence speaks for itself!!
emoticon Congratulations on Your Progress!!

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1CRAZYDOG 10/9/2013 10:36PM

    I read Barb's blog too! Great . . . and for sure there is so much mental work to be done . . . and that's sometimes more difficult than the physical!

HUGS and thanks for sharing.

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MCJULIEO 10/9/2013 9:49PM

    It's not "failing", it's finding lots of new ways that don't work!

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DISCOVERLLH 10/9/2013 11:22AM

    You are so right! I have started so many diets over the years and always failed because I thought of them as punishment. Now I've changed my thinking, I am doing so much better! emoticon

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KABMPH 10/9/2013 9:32AM

    The last time I lost weight, I had a 10 pound goal and when I accomplished it, I stopped exercising and restricting calories. Everyone knows what happened next. I'm now 15 pounds heavier than I was then. :)

A couple of years later, I got an itch to start exercising again. I wasn't sure how this time would be any different. I joined SparkPeople but wasn't convinced I could possibly do anything different than I'd done before.

However, I have celiac disease, which means I have to be on a lifelong gluten-free diet. I was walking home from the gym one day and tried thinking about my overall health in the same way I see celiac disease. And from then on -- it just clicked. emoticon Exercise is not something I stop doing! It is an ongoing, neverending goal toward health!

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