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SP Coach Dean Anderson: Solution Centered Approach to Weight Loss

Sunday, August 17, 2014

4. Predict your way to success. SP Coach Dean Anderson
Bad habits are often the product of self-fulfilling prophecies. You expect yourself to experience a problem, and then you do—again and again. You can interrupt this cycle by trying to predict your own behavior in advance. Before you get out of bed in the morning, take a minute to predict how you’re going to handle the potential problems you may encounter that day. What are the chances that you’ll have the problem again today? Pick an actual number—is it 100, 60, or 34 percent likely? What specific events, thoughts or feelings might make it more likely that you’ll face (or avoid) the problem? When and where are these events likely to happen? Who else is going to be involved? What can you do to influence this course of events and increase the odds in favor of not having the problem today?

Keep in mind that you’re not trying to convince yourself you can handle or avoid the problem you want to work on. This is not an exercise in positive thinking, but rather an effort to look at things differently and approach your problems in new ways. Instead of asking yourself why you have a particular problem, or what you do to “cause” this behavior, do the exact opposite. Focus on why you do things "right" and try to increase the odds of that happening more often.

Because the tendency to slip back into problem-focused mode is so strong, it will be important for you to check out your own assumptions and the focus of your questions on a regular basis. SP Coach Dean Anderson

"We all have moments in our lives when something just “clicks.” Like when you learn to ride a bicycle or finally figure out how to program the VCR (she said dating herself.) In yoga, Aha moments come in many forms. Maybe there’s a particular pose that you finally “get” or maybe it’s understanding what the teacher means when she tells you to trust your body. For me, I’d always struggled with Salamba Sirsasana (supported headstand.) In fact, it took me years to be able to do the pose without the support of a wall." charmedyoga.com/2012/07/

No, this is NOT me. Chris
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    Oh my what a yoga pose. emoticon
    1279 days ago
    Good blog. emoticon for sharing this. emoticon It's all about getting to know ourselves, the real girl , sans masks and outward behaviors, because she's the one we're alone with after dark when all the snacks come out!! I've been trying to eat for the thinner me for a very long time now, and my weight losses are like a roller coaster ride! So I had that AHA moment you're talking about, and decided to eat for the gal who I am now, and lessen the portions as I lose, but on a slower, more steady basis. In other words, DUH, eat more now because I'm bigger, eat less later, as I become smaller. Anyway, new outlook, new trial, hopefully, better results. emoticon
    1279 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/17/2014 3:07:19 PM
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