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Drop the Fatitude and Get a Winning Attitude!

Change Your Thoughts to Win the Weight-Loss Game



10/19/2009 9:22:29 AM

Great i made bad decisions this weekend....I will learn from them, not beat myself up and get right back to it today!


9/28/2009 5:53:25 AM

Boy did I need to hear all of that! Just getting started doesn't feel as difficult knowing that it's up to me, I'm in control of the decisions i make, the ones that are right in front of my face! Yes!


9/21/2009 11:13:05 AM

I found out I'm drama queen and an all or nothing gal. Glad it wasn't 3 out of 3! Something to keep in mind as I go about my day. More than day by day, it is decision by decision.


9/1/2009 2:42:03 AM

This is so true. 'Attitude determines your altitude'.


8/3/2009 10:48:18 PM

thank you for the gentle kick in the butt. First time I have heard notion of quest for perfection and instant gratification linked to obesity.very interesting ideas.


8/2/2009 3:40:55 PM

JBARUWA's SparkPage
Thanks so much for the article. It is a great article for someone like me who tend to lose hope quickly


7/31/2009 9:11:48 AM

Awesome article! Thanks


7/22/2009 12:20:09 AM

Great article Coach Dean...lots of great info and valuable nuggets!


7/21/2009 8:04:15 PM

Again a GREAT article! You Rock!


7/20/2009 1:36:55 PM

even for us "seasoned" people who are just about there with our weight loss, it still helps to reinforce the rules.. thanks for keeping us in the know and for helping us spread the word!


7/16/2009 5:00:32 PM

Awesome article Coach Dean!! I always love reading your articles but this is an especially good one. I love the idea of the "fattitude"...maybe that's my problem! Thanks again!


7/15/2009 8:58:19 PM

Coach Dean, this article reinforces a lot of different things that I relay to some of my spark friends that are in search of motivation on any given day as I've lost 180 pounds and have deployed a lot of the strategies that you have spoken of in the article.

So much more than losing weight, my main goal when I started my lifestyle change was to "Feel good again". Having that goal on the front burner of my brain helped to keep me disciplined and focused with a resolve that I was going to achieve "Feeling good again!"

So much more than a body image change or wanting to look thinner...I just wanted to be able to walk from the parking lot to my job without breaking into a profuse sweat. I wanted to be able to stand the entire time I had to do dishes and not sit in a chair to do them. I wanted to also be able to walk around my kitchen and actually be able to physically prepare a meal. I wanted to not get short of breath tying my shoes. The list is a lot longer.

So much more than a term...I suffered from "Fattitudes" I made excuses. I felt that others needed to adjust in order for me to lose weight and become healthy. Through all of my deepest depression when I was 380 pounds, the one resounding thing that hit me was that I was like I was because of my decisions I had made and what I had become was a cumulative result of those choices. It was when I came to that understanding that I put together a nutrition plan and an exercise plan and began to act on them.

It's been October 2007 since I changed up my nutrition and December 2007 since I started my exercise regimen. It all started with relinquishing my "Fattitudes".



7/15/2009 7:20:58 PM

While the article is fantastic, I take issue with the word "fattitude" as it is being used here. This is seems to be a misappropriation of a word often used to denote acceptance and confidence in one's size regardless of not being a size 2. It also speaks to finding joy in what one's body can do, versus what one's body looks like.

Of course a google search could've easily explained this better than I did.


7/15/2009 8:48:11 AM

thank you very much for these words of wisdom you have opened my eyes!


7/15/2009 8:28:41 AM

Thanks for this today - I needed it! You are dead on - we all have a choice. You made the journey crystal clear.

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