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Put the ''I'' Back in Your Vocabulary

Increase Your Chances for Weight-Loss Success

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  • Thank you, Dean, for reminding me that I always have a choice. I lived a great part of my life believing that I didn't have choices, but I learned that this belief was false. I could choose how I wanted to react to people and events, and I could choose my actions.

    I thank you for reminding me that I can control my thinking and my behavior because life events--job, family, illness--can wear us down a bit and make us forget that we have this power. It feels great to make make decisions and act on them. Last week I exercised on four days, but ate too much afterwards. This week I am going to continue exercising and I am going to eat healthy, lower-calorie foods for dinner. - 5/1/2011 1:04:15 PM
  • FIT4LIFETR
    Thanks for a great article. Very empowering and a great start to the series. I will be more mindful of how I define problems and therefore find more effective solutions! - 5/1/2011 9:01:23 AM
  • "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me", Phil 4:13. God Bless Everyone, Vic. - 5/1/2011 8:59:07 AM
  • I am accountable for the decisions I make. I will, therefore, be more mindful of and make the best decisions I can in the moment. - 5/1/2011 8:52:50 AM
  • 2BHAPPY73
    I am going to start my journey with SparkPeople in a way that helps me emotionally & physically so I can become the person I know I can be! - 5/1/2011 8:51:03 AM
  • I will make May a good month. - 5/1/2011 8:32:56 AM
  • I will set realistic (and fun/challenging) goals for the month of May and then make a plan to achieve them! - 5/1/2011 8:20:54 AM
  • I am working on starting sentences with "I will" instead of "I need to". I really like "I choose or chose to"! Good article as always, Dean! Thank you! - 5/1/2011 8:11:58 AM
  • I do preface many things with I - such as - I need to shape up or I need to exercise more - this article is making me responsible for my actions (or inaction) - Great article! - 5/1/2011 7:55:59 AM
  • I love the idea of a 10 day series - gives me a short term to-do that helps me focus my healthy efforts. - 5/1/2011 7:18:20 AM
  • BIPPYBIPPY
    This is a game changer for me. My main focus at the moment is pushing through my laziness and lethargy, I statements are so empowering! - 3/7/2011 1:43:21 PM
  • I agree with so much of this and it's not only in the physical heath arena - it would also help in my emotional heath by analyzing why I get allow myself to be distracted from important aspects of my life. - 2/3/2011 12:34:43 PM
  • Wow! How powerful Step 1 can be! Makes me see things from my "I's" perspective! - 1/24/2011 6:39:01 AM
  • I need to find a way of keeping the 10 steps in front of me all day. - 1/8/2011 9:22:33 PM
  • I really liked this. It is a whole new way of looking at my choices! I have the power! - 1/8/2011 3:52:01 PM

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