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Questions, questions and more questions

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

I was watching a video yesterday about a woman that once weighed over 400 lbs. She started going to online groups and message boards and proceeded to lose 300 lbs over a 3 year period. She has figured out that many people feel that if only they lost (fill in the amount) of weight then their life would be better and they could be happy. What she found along her journey is this is not true. In fact it is in the complete opposite that truth is found. The first step is to feel happy in ones life. That reaching out and doing something to help someone else purely to help them in itself helps you. That once you start feeling better about yourself and your life, once you start feeling satisfied and full the unwanted pounds begin to come off.
This really made me think. I mean she lost 300 lbs in 3 years! That is 100 lbs lost in a year, over 8 lbs a month, 2 lbs a week. When you break it down it doesn't seem like it should be all that difficult to do. So why am I struggling with losing 40 lbs? Why haven't I figured out yet how to reach my goal? Am I not trying hard enough? Do I not want it enough? Am I not happy enough? Is it that I am not putting helping of others before trying to fix myself? Is it that I am trying to fix myself instead of loving who and what I am? Or is it that I am just over thinking and making all this more complicated then it has to be? Am I lazy or unmotivated? And how do I change my thinking so I can be a better me? How I find the time in my busy life to figure out how to help other people? Where do I start and what is really keeping me from starting?
With all the information that is available about health and weight loss why is there still so many people struggling to lose weight? Are we suffering from information overload or is the information that we are finding just plain wrong or misleading? And what’s a girl suppose to do with all of these questions?
Questions, questions and more questions where do we find the answers?
All and any thoughts are welcomed and I thank you in advance for taking the time out of your busy life to read my thoughts.
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    Thank you I think you are right I do have a habit of over thinking things and making it all that much more complicated. Plus yes I was feeling very frustrated when I wrote this. Thanks again for your input.

    2541 days ago
    Perhaps making it more complicated than it is. You sound frustrated, so perhaps you're searching for explanations and deeper meaning--which might not exist in the first place.

    I guess it can help to ask, "Why am I here in the first place? And why don't I want to be here?" Those might be the two most important questions I asked myself regarding my health. To understand causation helps us remedy those things that cause dissatisfaction in our own lives.

    But I think all that introspection often interferes with the legwork that change ultimately requires. Words like "lifestyle" are lofty, but really it's just a string of actions that define how we live. Too much thinking can prevent us from identifying and then eliminating whatever actions are defining our lifestyle in an undesirable way.

    Anyway, don't be too dismayed and keep your eyes on the short term so that you can stay focused.
    2542 days ago
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