How embarrassing! I thought I was fairly good at maintaining a positive attitude, however having read this article I am 100% guilty of all these 'fatitude' problems! I also think I may need to start reading this everyday to get my act into gear!
Although I'm not a fan of the consistent use of the term 'fatitude', as I find it kind of demeaning, the article was definitely good and spot on! I found that I have a lot of the 'symptoms' here and now have also been alerted to some of the helpful 'fixes' to those so-called symptoms. I'm really enjoying this site and the articles so far!
I think this was a positive article full of helpful advice. I felt the use of the term "fatitude" was a clever way to describe a mental state many of us feel, and every bit of advice was great for trying to move past that defeating mind set!
This article was perfect timing for me. I was going to search on how to "get my head into this" and this was first article that came up when I logged on. Fatatuttude decribes me and personaly I didn't feel bullied - enlightened is more like it. Thank you.
i finished reading this article only for the points. Your use of the word "fatitude" was annoying, aggressive, and downright degrading. Like someone who is already struggling with the psychological aspects of losing weight need yet another label put on them. I didnt find this motivating at all. You sounded like a bully.
2/8/2012 6:11:36 PM
Great article it does motivate you ...
2/8/2012 12:26:21 AM
Always enjoy reading your articles, they hit the spot right on target !
I know you meant well by writing this article, but I felt after a while that when you said "Fatitude!", you were bullying. It got to be too much. I think you overused the repetition, and it became very aggravating. Also, the woman screaming at her scale didn't even go with the article at all. I know you used to be overweight, but that still doesn't give you carte blanche to go and bully others who are overweight. Be kind!
10/18/2011 11:22:27 AM
well I've finally realized why ive been 100+ lbs overweight for over 10 years: I have fatitude!!!! and a seriously bad case of it at that. it's like the author has been following me around to get examples for this article!! from making excuses expecting perfection and (the biggie) wanting instant gratification, it's all describing me to a T. thanks so much Dean and SparkPeople!
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