I was happy to post to SparkPeople yesterday knowing (hopefully) this was going to do the job. However, I woke this a.m. with a terrible cold so diet will be hit or miss for the next couple of days. I should mention that I either threw out or gave away all the goodies in the house. Also bought a new scale as the old one seemed to be hit or miss. This one is 3 lbs lighter, which I'll take.
HOPE is not pretending that there's never any sorrow - It's the knowledge that our troubles will be overcome tomorrow. It's the inner strength we call on to sustain us now and then, till our problems lie behind us and we are happy again
Studies show that weight gain is contagious - that is, our family and friends will tend to gain if we do and the other way round also. When we all have too much to eat and do too little exercise the stigma is removed and we think of these actions as normal. Pat yourself on the back because as you get in better shape you are going to influence those around you to get in better shape also. Go you!
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~Aristotle
Hi! Yes, I agree that comparing to others who are much more overweight can make us complacent. And also, I've been dieting for years, losing and gaining the same weight again and again, so do know all the "rules" -- just have a hard time being consistent. This is how Sparkpeople is helping me. Welcome and good luck!
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I think half my problem is that all around me I'm seeing really obese people. As a result I tell myself I'm not so bad. For medical reasons I have to lose at least 15 lbs. so I do have to change my attitude and stop looking at others, just myself in the mirror. I have a doctor's appt. in Feb. and would really like to surprise him with at least a few pounds loss. So here goes. I kind of know the rules. Just have to follow them.
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