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Put the ''I'' Back in Your Vocabulary
Increase Your Chances for Weight-Loss Success
6/18/2008 12:01:25 AM
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.
6/11/2008 2:02:12 PM
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.
6/4/2008 11:29:34 PM
I am learning to be responsable for my health and wellness
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.
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!
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!
3/21/2008 12:02:08 PM
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.
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.
yes i do do this i have made so many excuses of why i cant exercise or i eat on the run this is very enlightening to me to see where i need to stop being a couch potatoe and just do it why cause I CAN! TY coolcalico
11/24/2007 3:00:43 AM
Ah yes, the victim mentality is so insidious..... This was a good article for me to read, especially at this time in my life when I am dropping that mentality with my work life. I'm taking control by looking for how I have allowed things to happen or otherwise where my responsibility in how I got to where I am today, happened. By using honest I statements, I'm gaining a sense of empowerment and strength that I'd never known before.
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