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11/14/09 12:45 A

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Don't you think we have a culture that is always pointing at someone else and saying "YOU made me do this?" We don't have personal responsibility like we use to have.

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LKG9999's Photo LKG9999 Posts: 1,375
11/6/09 11:31 A

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Many years ago when I was working for Lotus, during one company meeting they were rolling out a new, improved mental health benefits package. The Human Resource VP read out an email she had received from an employee: "Lotus makes us crazy - Lotus should pay!"

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11/5/09 11:07 P

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True- all those people and management buy in is what causes me to eat!

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11/5/09 2:48 P

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Hey, it's "process improvement" - what difference does it make if it's losing weight or testing software? Except that losing weight doesn't involve a bunch of people all with different ideas on the "right" way to do things and the need for management buy-in, lol!

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11/3/09 8:08 P

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Lisa,
Loved your comparison of software quality assurance and weight maintenance. I may share that one at work!

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11/3/09 5:48 P

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I'm taking a class right now in process improvement for software quality assurance. Pretty dry stuff, but there are times that I can see some similarities between the class materials and weight maintenance. One week I was reading about what defines a "mature" test organization, and one of the qualities listed was the recognition that improvement is an ongoing process; there's always room for some improvement.

When I look back on times in the past that I've lost weight, I see that there were things I learned that I built on the next time. At first it was basic things like choosing to eat healthier and exercise regularly. When I started with SP three years ago I learned about tracking, self-accountability and the importance of getting enough sleep. Since January I've been focusing on my emotional eating issues, body issues, and relationship to the scale. Each of these things builds on what I learned previously.

I agree with Rachel, I think change is developing the consciousness or mindset that this is an ongoing process. Because if you have that awareness, you can handle whatever life hands you, even if it means initially falling down.

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11/1/09 11:30 A

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For me I don't think there has been or there will be a single defining moment. I think it is little changes. Also, I think there are times I need a 'tune up' a reminder of where I want to be and where I want to go. That makes me human, not bad in any way. Having the consciousness of wanting to change and recognizing a need for a tune up to me, is progress.

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11/1/09 11:14 A

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People have different experiences, but I think it's safe to say that few make a turnabout and never look back. If you feel you have made progress but aren't "done," consider re-upping for the program online. I think it's $10-12 a month. Also, though I don't think Dr. Gould emphasizes it, I recommend keeping a list of the failures you've had at traditional dieting and the reasons you'd like to be successful at breaking free from food handy and reviewing them often, daily for several months. Even put them on index cards and carry them with you.
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11/1/09 1:13 A

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What does change look like?
We all know about and fear regaining weight whether we are at our goal or not and we know that happens when we merely lose weight without changing our lifestyle right?
What does true change look like?
Does it happen after many missed attempts at a great day? One day all of a sudden?
Is change overeating all day but refusing to add dessert like before?
Is five binges instead of seven change?
Is change being okay with a day, week or weeks of failure instead of feeling guilty?

The reason I ask is I am coming to the end of my online SY program and I know for marketing's sake I should have figger'ed it out and be well on my way to more positive solutions to life's challenges. I am definately in a different space but the change in habits is coming a bit slower. So I wonder, did you make a decision to be balls to the wall and not look back or was it so subtle you barely noticed you were changing one itty bitty habit at a time until you looked back? Is this personality? Are small changes enough? What has your experience been?

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