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Drop the Fatitude and Get a Winning Attitude!

Change Your Thoughts to Win the Weight-Loss Game

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  • Boy i never knew we met.. it is me to a T.. ill work on it. - 1/11/2012 5:28:45 PM
  • 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! - 1/9/2012 12:08:33 AM
  • SUZANNE12403
    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! - 10/18/2011 11:22:27 AM
  • I think I have a Phd in fattitude! time for a rethink! - 9/29/2011 10:32:07 AM
  • thank you so much for this article!!!!! it helped me realize that i do all those things and not only is it an unhealthy way of thinking it is like having poision in your head when you think that way!!! it doesnt help anything only hinder!!! this really makes me think about how i am trying to stay positve with my attitude and thinking and to stop beating myself up!!!! thanks again for helping me keep my mind in check!!!!! - 8/29/2011 10:34:02 AM
  • Thanks for the reminders! I'm getting better about not seeing my eating as all or nothing. Still working on the exercise; SP offers great helps! - 8/29/2011 8:04:25 AM
  • Thank you , I just wanted to take a minute and let you know that I enjoy your articles. All of them are a great help and valuable resource to me.. Thank you. Dottie - 8/26/2011 9:59:31 AM
  • JDB501
    Great article and really gets to the heart of my own eating issues! I have finally realized that it is my behavior that is affecting my health. I know what to do, now I am working on reprogramming my brain to follow the healthy lifestyle I want. - 8/26/2011 7:30:08 AM
  • You really hit the nail on the head with this article. Loved it! One day at a time! - 7/28/2011 11:03:33 PM
  • GLORYJOY69
    This article was just what I needed! It helped me get motivated and find my "positive talking voice" I had trouble reaching. Hooray, I am off to my next adventure on the journey. - 4/25/2011 6:39:32 PM
  • I really found this articul motivating! Most of the fatitudes are ones that I either have or have had at some point. Thanks! - 1/24/2011 1:20:03 AM
  • A friend at school told me the other day that I need to stop being down on myself and pick one thing to work on at a time: great Spark advice from a non-Sparker. I 'allow' myself to eat what I want, not exercise, then stress over my poor choices and lack of accomplishment. I have put this article in my Favorites and will revisit it often, watching my Fattitude change along with the rest of me! - 12/10/2010 7:40:43 AM
  • There is no doubt I have been carting around a fatitude for longer than was necessary, and it took Sparkpeople to point it out to me, The statement "the fact is that perfectionism and the desire for instant gratification are very likely two of the problems that helped you become overweight in the first place" is SO true and I have been stuck there in my journey to overcome my weight issues. That's IT, I am THROUGH with the fatitude, I am moving on, and I am going for a shiny brand new atitude of health and strength, no matter what the outcome is. - 10/14/2010 6:50:44 PM
  • This is a fabulous article... although there are those who take offense to the word, I don't. We struggle with losing the weight because of bad attitudes... and they are what keeps us fat! IT IS WHAT IT IS!!!

    I am not a drama queen any longer, used to be, but just sucked it up and decided to STOP IT! - if you want a funny on STOP IT... go to You Tube, type in Bob Newhart - Stop It! It is hilarious... and you can apply this to anything you do in your life that is self-defeating. I watched it a couple times and had a good laugh... then decided to apply it to myself.

    Personally, I would rather work at developing a WINNING ATTITUDE than hang on to a FATITUDE because the word itself bothered me! Personally, I say get over yourself and get on with developing a better you! Yes, I am applying that to ME!!! No one likes to hear or be told the negative stuff, but if ... IF ... you want to get on with living a healthy life we all need to face the negative things in our lives that got us to where we are today. I have had to deal with a daughter who has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder - and the one thing I had to face... I CREATED IT IN HER!!! I didn't start it, but I certainly didn't help it either. That was a shocker to me, and I had to learn to deal with her. She will change only if she works at changing herself. Why did I do this, well, I listened to some REALLY BAD ADVICE! ~ REALLY BAD ADVICE!!! Once I learned I was behind all this, I could have just blamed the person that gave me the bad advice, but no... I just smacked myself upside the head - told myself it was a really stupid piece of advice to listen to... accept what I had done and just love her, and learn techniques to deal with her that do not threaten her existence... because she is very threatened by so many things. Does not matter what it is that is going on, she can make the war in Afghanistan all about her! I love her, and well, she is changing - because she has a very loving husband who is helping her grow up. How did this all start - Grampa!!! He spoiled that child, we had many MANY fights over things he did. Oh, it all eventually came to a head, I got my point across to him... and he did stop thinking he was her father and switched to the grandfather mode, but it was not easy. When you are a product of disfuntion, you teach it, and one thing I am very thankful for is the group of people who helped me to become more of a positive thinker, and not accept what is just because. We all have the power to change and it is only a decision away. - 8/2/2010 6:16:56 AM
  • Excellent article. Fatitude is too easily a frame of mine! We all are winners with great attitudes if we just look deep within ourselves. - 4/27/2010 12:53:16 PM

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