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Put the ''I'' Back in Your Vocabulary

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  • 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
  • I needed this. - 12/29/2010 8:38:45 PM
  • You always inspire me, thank you! - 12/28/2010 8:39:25 PM
  • Such a timely article!
    I was just thinking today about how I quit smoking 15 years ago. No matter what, I never smoke. There's a little voice that goes off in my head that says "I don't smoke anymore" and "I don't really want to wake up tomorrow knowing I smoked today," every time I consider it - even if I've got a few drinks in me. The same thing could apply to eating and exercising! I can't wait to make this happen for myself! Thank you :) - 12/28/2010 3:37:45 PM
    This is such a fantastic article. Thanks so much for helping all of us take accountability for what we do. - 12/28/2010 8:34:05 AM
  • I am not doing my cardio this morning because.. well... I don't want to - no that can't be right its not a good enough reason - try again. I am not doing my cardio this morning because...Iiii - well - its just that... crap! I AM doing my cardio this morning! :)

    I love this simple concept - it makes you confront yourself and be accountable - it's giving me back the power I gave to everything else that was holding back when it was really me.

    Only yesterday it became clear that the journey is not just about watching calories and exercising - for me especially the emotional and psychological journey is SO much more important to master.

    Nice one - thanks! - 12/10/2010 5:11:31 PM
  • Priorities and problem solving. We're good at listing the things we can't do and the reasons why. So what CAN I do if it's icy out, and I have to take the kids to school at 6:30 am, work, and attend meetings in the evening then take care of my family at night. That's where the problem solving comes in. If I'm a priority in my life I'll take care of myself too. There's always a way to do it. Good article, thanks. - 12/10/2010 5:52:28 AM
  • I would like to say I am learning so maney things on Spark!!! Thank you so much, I am thinking that if i read the instructions I would be further ahead. LOL - 12/3/2010 10:30:08 AM
  • I feel this is highly simplifying things. What about obligations. What about external situations beyond your control. As an example you use 'not wanting to walk in cold weather'. Well, maybe I like my legs in one piece instead of breaking them on a slippery sidewalk. At the moment I can't cycle to work because the city doesn't put salt on the cycle paths, so they're pretty much unusable at the moment. Where is the 'I' in that. - 12/2/2010 7:25:34 AM
    Wow! I can't wait to start practicing "I" statements to re-frame my excuses and begin problem solving instead of procrastinating!!!!!!!! - 11/24/2010 12:50:26 PM
  • One of the most helpful articles I've read! Thanks for writing it. - 10/20/2010 10:50:11 AM
  • I loved this article. This will help me conquer my afternoon snacking issues. - 9/30/2010 1:38:40 PM
  • This is such a great article. It's interesting to realize that I've been brought up to think of everyone else first and myself last but that I need to think of myself so I can be healthy and be a better parent, etc. In the last couple of months i have started thinking of myself first. it is very hard to do. It feels like I'm doing something bad or wrong. I actually have noticed improvements in my family's life since i've started to think this way, their health is improving etc. This article was a great reinforcement for me and came at a very good time. Thanks again. - 9/27/2010 9:01:14 AM
    Great article. Soooo helpful! Thanks Dean. - 9/21/2010 4:23:56 PM

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