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Cause and Effect / Belief and Action

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Day 18 of the video series deals with making the distinction between cause and effect.

This is an important tool in weight loss and maintenance. If I keep trying to fix only the effect, nothing will permanently change. (It's like having a leaking roof and just replacing the floor each time it rains.) I must attack the cause to fix the problem.

What you believe is the cause. Your behavior is the effect.
Change your belief, and you will change your action.
Fight the old beliefs you had by repeating and acting on the new ones.

Siebold recommends getting involved with (his blog's) community. The Sparkpeople community has been a tremendous help to me. It keeps me aware of challenges, pitfalls, successes, topics which require thought, and so much more. Many of the people here have become my friends, and we help each other over rough spots.

Thanks for that! You've helped me change what I believe about losing weight and keeping it off. You've helped me reach my goal and maintain for 10 months today. You've even allowed me to see if I've helped you. This community is tremendous, and I'm sticking around!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CUTENHEALTHY 1/23/2014 11:54PM

  Happy 10 month maintaining anniversary!!!! I agree Spark friends are key!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUSANNAH31 1/23/2014 11:25PM

    Congratulations on your 10 months of maintenance.
When I get there - I know it will happen because of the community here at SP that has helped me along all the way.

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WATERMELLEN 1/23/2014 8:18PM

    Congrats to you on 10 months of maintaining. I remember missing you when you left after the first round at Spark, and was very glad that you came back when you wanted a "refresher"! Like you I really believe that sustained weight loss requires addressing the cause . . . not just the effect. This is a great community in which to do that.

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JANTHEBLONDE 1/23/2014 6:51PM

    Great blog! Congratulations on being on day 18 and maintaining for the last 10 months! Way to go girl!
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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/23/2014 3:37PM

    Good job! I too plan on sticking around. I owe so much to SP and the people I've met here.

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KANOE10 1/23/2014 3:00PM

    Woo Hoo on the 10 months! We can work on changing our beliefs together to stay successful.


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    Nice job maintaining for 10 months! Well done!

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    emoticon for sharing and emoticon on 10 months of maintenance, so proud of you!

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