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Put the ''I'' Back in Your Vocabulary

Increase Your Chances for Weight-Loss Success

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  • DUCHESSDORIGHT
    I did the exercise suggested in this article and it turned out that pretty much all my statements began with "I". I take responsibility for the fact that I get burned out really easily by having to constantly think about food and plan my eating, otherwise I end up eating too much OR eating high calorie foods. So basically, sometimes even if I don't overeat the foods are too high calorie so I go over in order to be full. And sometimes I get sick of the restrictions and just eat as much as I want of healthy foods. Does anyone else have this problem?

    So the bottom line is that I realize that I am responsible for my own food plan and the fact that I just get really tired of planning it out so carefully all the time that I have many days and weeks that I go over my calorie limits. I just don't know what to do about it... - 7/13/2008 10:37:18 AM
  • Having 4olbs to lose,and having made numerous attempts to lose weight I was on the verge of giving up when I come across sparkpeople,that was four weeks ago,since then I have lost 11lbs and I have noticed how healthier I am already.
    Sarah-Michelle,England. - 7/8/2008 12:36:13 PM
  • Having 4olbs to lose,and having made numerous attempts to lose weight I was on the verge of giving up when I come across sparkpeople,that was four weeks ago,since then I have lost 11lbs and I have noticed how healthier I am already.
    Sarah-Michelle,England. - 7/8/2008 12:35:39 PM
  • 2BRUNNER
    Two years ago, I figured out that exercise was critical to my efforts to lose weight and to feel better. I used the term "figured out" because even those I knew this is what I needed, it wasn't until I actively engaged and committed to an exercising that it became real for me. However, when I couldn't exercise because of knee surgery, and then didn't exercise because I'd gotten out of the routine, I was very, very hard on myself because I knew that I alone was responsible for my weight gain. So, while I understand how important the strategy of putting the "I" in your vocabulary is for taking control of your own destiny, emphasis must be put on not beating yourself up when you don't change right away. All things take time and care..even the decision to take charge of your life. - 6/18/2008 12:01:25 AM
  • DJPOLFLIET
    I (too) am impatient, but also very inconcsistent with my healty eating habits and workouts. I take 2 steps forwards and 3 steps back everytime that I try to START OVER. I will lose 10 pounds, and then feel a little better about myself, and then will slowly gain it back. I have more than 10 pounds to lose. I reward myself with bad choices of food, which needs to stop. When my husband is away, I feel that it is a free-for-all in the kitchen to eat whatever I want because no one is there to see me do it. It's almost like a celebration takes place - (like when your parents went away when you were a kid - all the freedom that you had). I always want to eat while watching TV 90% of the time when I am alone. I have to take this day by day, meal by meal, trigger by trigger. - 6/11/2008 2:02:12 PM
  • GRAMMIE21
    I am learning to be responsable for my health and wellness - 6/4/2008 11:29:34 PM
  • I WILL TAKE MY LIFE AND HEALTH VERY SERIOUS AND I WILL THINK OF I FIRST AND EVERYONE SECOND, BECAUSE IN ORDER FOR EVERYONE ELSE TO SPEND MORE TIME WITH ME I HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF I FIRST. I WILL ALWAYS THINK OF I FIRST PROMISE. - 5/12/2008 3:22:32 PM
  • I am confronting what I think is the most important part of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight: I have acknowledged to myself, my family and friends that I have a problem with binge eating. Just doing that has helped as I've asked for and gotten support and made me more aware of those times I'm tempted to binge. It does work! - 4/23/2008 2:09:04 PM
  • I am learning to be responsible for my health, wellness and well being. Great motivator to be more self -conscious. - 4/22/2008 10:45:45 AM
  • Empowerment! I am impatient and dont stretch enough, making workouts more painful than they need to be. I don't stick to my workout plan. I make bad choices in my diet and then don't stop going down the wrong path for a whole day or two. I don't plan ahead...Ok, I get it now! - 4/8/2008 3:53:09 PM
  • KISMET1428
    Wow, I thought I was taking responsiblity until I read this article and realized that I wasn't taking as much as I thought I was. - 3/21/2008 12:02:08 PM
  • I have the power to be a victom or not....I received so much from this artical thank you. - 3/8/2008 9:09:34 PM
  • Thank You so much for this article. I have found a solution to my very big problem and I will find a way to deal with it. It is all about I and I will succeed. Thanks again for a wonderful and truely inspiring article. - 1/28/2008 10:11:47 PM
  • These articles made me sit back and think. Really motivating, I'm definitely going to put this into practice. Thanks - 1/12/2008 8:12:19 PM
  • "I" have enjoyed this and it did hit home. "I" will use "I" more often and "I" will be more positive in 2008. Good luck to all. "WE" can. - 1/2/2008 5:20:34 PM

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