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Totally true. Great post.

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3/21/13 10:43 A

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(Sorry for the typo in the header....that should say "thought-provoking")

I know this team isn't very active right now, but I wanted to post something I found interesting and thought-provoking. (If you want to listen to the original podcast, I think it was the most recent one on iTunes. If you search Jillian Michaels in the iTunes store, it should come up.)

I know all of us aren't necessarily trying to lose weight - some are just trying to live a healthy lifestyle/get more fit, etc. However, I'm one of those trying to lose weight - about 50 pounds.

Anyway, I was listening to a Jillian Michaels podcast a couple nights ago, and a caller talked about how she would "live her life" if only she could lose weight. However, Jillian was talking with this girl about how she needs to get out there and start living her life NOW. She was saying how we fear rejection, so we don't pursue a relationship, or we don't invite people over, etc. However, that fear of rejection doesn't magically disappear when we lose weight. Of course, it's a little more challenging for people with SAD (like me). But this was really thought-provoking for me. I realized that probably part of the reason I'm not losing weight is as a buffer for my SAD. I don't lose weight, so I have an excuse to not take risks in the name of being overweight/unattractive and so on.

Sorry for the long post, but it was very thought-provoking and challenging for me, so I thought I would share. Have a wonderful day!

Edited by: XOSMILEXO23 at: 3/21/2013 (10:46)
"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."

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