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It Takes Several Attempts For A Life Change To "Stick"

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I read somewhere that on average it takes 5 to 7 attempts to quit smoking or break a substance addiction before it "sticks". I think that making the choice to break unhealthy eating habits is no different. If you keep trying, you WILL find the approach that works best for you. Each attempt lays the groundwork for the next one. I don't think of it as failure, but practice.

- Submitted by TRINITYROYAL 4/9/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 9 Comments
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CRYDEN321 4/20/2012 7:41:00 PM

    I never thought of it that way but why not? Eating is like any other addiction. It's always a thought in the back of my mind. Thanks for some positive insight! emoticon
APROUDWANNABE 4/19/2012 11:05:00 AM

    "If you keep trying, you WILL find the approach that works best for you. Each attempt lays the groundwork for the next one. I don't think of it as failure, but practice."

This was so inspiring to me... you just don't understand! Thank you. emoticon
HAPPYNHEALTHY12 8/16/2012 12:31:00 PM

    Yes. I like this. I quit smoking 14 years ago after about 10-12 different ries. It was uncomfortable, it was difficult but it was not impossible. I will succeed with this too.

EN10011 5/17/2012 9:45:00 PM

    Thanks, I have lost and gained several times, I hope this is the last one
KTANDREW05 5/3/2012 5:47:00 PM

    Every helpful tip I have tried idk how many times to lose weight this gives me hope that I can and well get it right. Thanks emoticon
JABBYJABBY 5/3/2012 4:38:00 PM

    i think its true. i eventually stopped smoking after several attempts and i think it could take several attempts to crack this weight loss so am inspired by your comment and hoping that i can get back on track before more weight goes on.
CRYDEN321 4/20/2012 7:41:00 PM

    I never thought of it that way but why not? Eating is like any other addiction. It's always a thought in the back of my mind. Thanks for some positive insight! emoticon
CHERIDARLING 4/13/2012 2:24:00 PM

    this is my third attempt,Im not giving up.Im glad to know there are others out there w/ the same struggles.I have to stay strong.
POSSIBLEPEN 4/10/2012 1:25:00 PM

    I really needed to hear that. Thank you so much for sharing those positive words.

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