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Put the ''I'' Back in Your Vocabulary

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  • Instead of saying, there is never enough time to exercise propertly, I need to say - I do not prioritize my time properly
  • SPARKLESSENCE
    That pronoun, "I," is really awash in personal responsibility, isn't it?
  • I really needed to read this. Now that I think about it, I have become way too comfortable using anything but "I" statements. I have rarely thought about my true role in my current state. I think this step really is key to seeing clearly and taking control of my goals. I can no longer pretend the truth isn't true!
  • KATHLEENREVISED
    Perfect sense. I take ownership of my health. I am responsible to me for any lifestyle changes I really want to accomplish. Kate
  • Wow! An epiphany! Even in my daily journals, I start sentences without a pronoun "I" . . . I understand that this places accountability right back in my lap - the good news/bad news! Great article!
  • "I" don't know if this makes complete sense to me... just starting a sentence with I?
  • DARQUEEN
    But really... Going out in cold or rainy weather it's not your fault. It's common sense!!! (Just kidding, or not)
  • I

    will try this for a week and see what happens
  • WOW!! A whole new way of thinking about thing's, brilliant 'I' love it. I intend to keep reading this article until I really put what it advices into practice!
  • COWGILLE
    This entire series is excellent! My thinking changed completely with the very first article! Thanks, Coach Dean for writing and sharing this information!
  • This article was just what I (CAPITAL I, that is) needed! I have always put everybody and everything else first, which placed me in the back of the bus. There were days... okay, lots of days... where I resented everyone I had put first, but I had put them there!

    My husband is always telling me to take Ann time, but I don't... I'm too busy doing laundry, dishes, cleaning, working, etc... to take the time to make Ann happy! Hmmm, this sounds like the start of a blog post here...

    Ann
  • LEMNDROP
    Terrific article. In general, I take responsibility for my weight and exercise, but this article really helped me see that there are a few areas where I HAVEN'T been as honest with myself as I should be. Very interesting and useful insights!! Thanks!
  • LEMNDROP
    Terrific article. In general, I take responsibility for my weight and exercise, but this article really helped me see that there are a few areas where I HAVEN'T been as honest with myself as I should be. Very interesting and useful insights!! Thanks!
  • 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...
  • 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...

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