My only "True" was Question 3, and I scored it as a 10. But I completely disagree with the idea that this has anything to do with external factors: it's very internally-driven. I LOVE food. I can workout for hours, and then blow it all by giving in to the urge to have that second cookie. I can always justify a treat, and I almost always kick myself for doing it.
I'm not sobbing, though: this is just a part of my quirky personality. And I'm the first person to light up my social media statuses whenever I stretch my will power and fight off the cookie monster.
I love Coach Dean for saying this! "Imagine you live on a planet where scales and mirrors have never existed, where everyone wears one-size-fits-all unisex robes that effectively disguise their actual physical appearances. There are no standard height and weight charts, and your doctor has never heard of the Body Mass Index or waist-to-hip ratios. How will you decide whether your body is the way you want it to be? If you decide some changes are necessary, how will you know whether you are making progress towards those changes?"
This is a truly excellent article. I particularly appreciate the explanation that it is not weight loss or a certain size that matters. It's how we feel! That should be motivation enough. I know I feel better now that I am healthier. I aspire to be even healthier!
This article really helped me put things into perspective. I am pretty motivated and do quite well most of the time but sometimes I think that I want to eat whatever I want...lately I have been thinking about a Big Mac value meal, which probably doesn't even taste good...for medical reasons I can't have the Coke or bread so this probably isn't an option anyway, but I was worrying about not being able to eat what I want whenever I want....so I guess it is okay to think this way at times...it is just part of human nature, and we just have to make choices to get us through these times. And if we for some reason make choices that we do not like in the end, then we pick ourselves up and move on.
My results were quite bad, I scored 'True' with 5+ marks in every question. But this article is so helpful I have printed it to keep it away and read it again and again. I have realized that I need to work on my motivation and this is a good starting point.
Yikes, I answered True to all the questions. The funny part is I already knew this stuff about myself it is just very difficult to change. But I keep trying and there were some great strategies in the article to work with.
Great article, it did help me understand some of the motivational issues. My main problem is I really enjoy being on the computer and have trouble getting away, then when I do there is always pet stuff to do. But I'm going to start making a mile walk to the store and back.
Great article and quiz. I am also encouraged by the fact that I think I'm finally getting it! My "10" is number two and one of the big differences between this time and all the other times I've lost weight is that I'm trying really hard not to deprive myself. I realize that I can't be successful long term unless I meet ALL my needs and desires...including those for yummy and not always healthy foods!
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