I totally disagree with your "cuddle with your child or partner." Excuse me? There's no difference between them? I think it's really lazy writing to just lump everyone in your family together like that. Children have different needs then your partner. A child would like to read with you, or play a board game, or talk about their day. You need to be sure that you're not inappropriately treating your children just the same as your partner. I should know. I was continually sexually abused as a little kid by my father. And I would appreciate if you would care to notice the difference between adults and children. You need to care.
8/19/2011 12:53:43 AM
"You know how great you feel when you finish a workout: You feel refreshed, revived and rejuvenated, strong, confident and happy."
I have never ever ever felt "refreshed, revived and rejuvenated" after a workout. Never. Even when I was in junior high, high school, or college, and I wasn't overweight or out of shape then. Always have hated exercise.
I was struck by Ms. Romine's idea that temptations are like Muses: "Temptations are like misunderstood Muses. They give you the chance to be creative while reaching your goals!" What a great way of looking at temptations! And what a beautiful way of saying it! I'm forwarding this to all of my women friends who struggle with tempations (i.e. all of my women friends!) Thanks, Ms. Romine!
My biggest guilty pleasure - lazying or napping in couch or bed back from work, which wreck my sleep patern. Now, still trying to avoid being in the bedroom or living room too long, the temptation is too strong! Good tips from this articles and absolutely agree on workout - same routine is very boring and easily make excuses to avoid doing workouts, hehe.
8/18/2010 1:41:56 PM
I was into this article until the video section, when we were told to ask a "fit friend" for suggestions. Just because people want to lose weight does not make them unfit for exercise-video-lending. I'm sure overweight people have far more videos than their "fit" friends, have lost hundreds more pounds in their lives and perhaps have even better insight into which ones would be fun for me.
I would say I'm being overly sensitive to body culture issues, but I've read tons of these articles without hearing the tires come to a screeching halt. That's one of the things I love about this sight. I may not have agreed with all of the concepts I've read, but I never felt I was being talked down to, or that anything was so off in tone as this tiny remark.
I really like that approach. I will start thinking of what the challenge is in my obstacles and and figure out creative solutions like these. Thank you.
12/5/2009 3:02:30 PM
Funny how I am always sleeping past the alarm and always tired and yet I never considered it was because I wasn't getting enough sleep. I thought it was some kind of shortcoming of mine to not be able to get up on time.
Also what you said about emotional eating really helped as well. Thanks for the article!
8/31/2009 10:27:01 AM
I really enjoyed the positive and affirming message of this article. Great tips, especially for restaurant take out.
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