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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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  • 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.
    Great article it does motivate you ...
  • BAMBI31311
    Always enjoy reading your articles, they hit the spot right on target !
  • all of this stuff rings true and its just a reminder for me on how to keep on the right track!
  • this article is scary. It described me perfectly. I have a MAJOR fatitude problem. At least now I know it and I can work on changing it.
    Awesome article!!
  • Boy i never knew we met.. it is me to a T.. ill work on it.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • I think I have a Phd in fattitude! time for a rethink!
  • 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!!!!!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.

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