Great article. I'm going on vacation next week and will be away from the site for a month. I have a plan to do well for the month, and I am committed to coming back and even stepping up my efforts when I do. I plan to start by reading this article again at that time. For now, the points that stood out to me:
1. I don't have a written vision statement, though I have put a lot of thought into my vision. I will take some time to put it in written form.
2. I want to eat in a healthy way and live a healthy lifestyle, but I often have a hard time resisting temptation. I do control it, but I could do better. The article suggests I need to put "I" in my vocabulary, meaning I have choices. I need to look at my internal motivations, not just external pressures.
3. While I am making progress, I still have problems with harsh self-criticism. It's definitely improving as I take more control, but I can be pretty harsh when I give into temptation. I probably need to build some temptation into my lifestyle and accept that it's a part of life. That way I can enjoy what I choose to do instead of beat myself up over it.
Edited by: SUSANELAINE1956 at: 4/19/2013 (13:07)