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I Hope...I Wish...I Want to...I WILL!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

How many times have I read on this site people posting "I would like to lose," "I hope to lose," "I want to lose," "I wish to lose"? I used to say those things myself.

I've been thinking a lot lately about why I've tried to lose weight for the last 40 years without lasting success while this time it seems different. In the past, I'd lose some then fall away and gain it all back plus some. This time on Spark People, it seems different. I seem to have a lot more stick-to-it-iveness and patience.

Now I realize that in the past I THOUGHT about losing weight a lot! Every day! And I WANTED it to happen, but I didn't follow through and do what needed to be done. It's almost as if I thought I could lose weight by just wanting it enough.

By saying "I HOPE to lose weight," it's as if I give up responsibility for doing so and just hope it happens magically. Or as if I don't trust that I can do it by my own efforts but hope a miracle happens. (By the way, I do ask God to help me, but even with his help, it is still up to me to do it.)

This time around, I know in my heart that it won't happen unless I do it and, more importantly, that I CAN make it happen.

I'm removing the wishy-washy phrases from my vocabulary. I don't WISH to lose weight, or hope that I do. I'm making it happen and I AM losing weight.

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  • DHAZ09
    Thanks for this blog! The words we say to ourselves are crucial. I WILL lose weight too! emoticon
    3140 days ago
    And, I AM going to lose right along with you emoticon Robin, from my coming back to SP I have taken this attitude and refuse to look at it as some temporary thing "I am trying to do"... when i say that I feel like I am whining LOL! I know you will be successful!
    3140 days ago
    emoticon oops i dunno why this postd twice...o well. this is an inspiring blog n its tru you cant lose weight just by "hoping" or wanting it badly w/o doing anything. i gotta tell myself this. thanx for posting!
    3140 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/14/2009 8:57:16 PM
    RIGHT ON! emoticon
    3140 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/14/2009 8:55:56 PM
    Sounds so much like me! Positive thoughts and we will do this! We have to believe in ourselves. Thank you for sharing
    3141 days ago
    Wow...That really hit home with me. We all have things about ourselves or in our lives we cannot change. Our weight is on we can and WE WILL!
    3141 days ago
    Power comes with positive thoughts. Thanks for sharing.
    3141 days ago
    Good for you. You have to think posutive.Believe in yourself.
    3141 days ago
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