I want to look AND feel better in my clothes. I want to feel sexy and don't when I'm heavier. I want to age well and avoid diabetes that runs in my family. I want to live a long life and avoid chronic diseases if I can.
I want to lose weight because I want to be around for my son for a long time. I also don't want to be the heaviest mom and wife. I used food for a very long time to lick some wounds, but now that I am actually facing my issues, I want a strong body to go with the emotional strength.
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay. Simone De Beauvoir
love it GWYN! that really resonates with me as well. I do feel I am still carrying around alot of old difficulties and struggles that I dealt with by overeating. One difference is I'm not sure I feel completely different-- I still have the occassional tendency to meet stress and anxiety with unplanned eating. So I need to be aware of that and do all the good Beck stuff to plan other distractions, etc. But it is a great thing to be reminded of how much I've changed... that keeps me going during times of struggle
very good. I just did a new list of my reasons to lose and #1 is this: My weight gain is a reflection of the old Dancequeen1051. I was very depressed and used food to sooth my feelings. I no longer am depressed, have turned around my life and am 1000% different than what I used to be. My body no longer reflects the new me. I want to lose weight to have a nice, slim body to reflect the new me.
no one who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Albert Einstein
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. Bill Cosby
I am new to this group but have been doing The Beck Diet since July 2012. I use the response cards, but I really like the exercise you do at the beginning of the book and make a list of the reasons you want to lose weight. I review this every morning and it helps me stay on track. Here is my list: Why I want to lose weight: 1. To honor God 2. I'll look better3. I can wear a smaller size 4. I can wear more stylish clothing 5. To be in better health 6. It will be easier to exercise 7. I will have more energy 8. I will be more self confident 9. I will be less self-critical 10. I can be more active11. Won't avoid people/places 12. Enjoy sexual intimacy more 13. I can bend over (tie my shoes) 14. Won't stress on what to wear 15. Can fit in booth at restaurant better 16. Live longer
When I review this list it helps me to pass on the extra helping of whatever because I want the things on my list more than I want the extra bite.
Lord, what you are commanding me today is not too difficult for me or beyond my reach. (Deuteronomy 30:11)
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