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What causes this?

Sunday, February 03, 2013

I am an analyst. What that means is that I am always looking at what is happening and trying to figure out the underlying reasons why something is, or is not happening. Often you can change something short-term, but still have to figure out the root cause in order to stop it from happening in the first place.

Well, it's true for health and weight-loss also. When we chose a quick-fix diet or exercise program, we can often get those short-term fixes. However, there still needs to be an underlying solution for the problem to go away for good. What is the root cause of the problems? Why am I repeating the behaviors that don't work? How can I make the behaviors that get the results that I want most natural and enjoyable?

As a result, I am thinking about my thinking. Why do I think it's ok to overeat at the end of the day? Why are do junky foods seem so much more appealing later in the day? What really works for making good choices all day every day, including special occassions?

Why is exercise a "have to do" instead of a "want to do"?

What about my feelings? How do I use my feelings to strengthen my thinking, instead of being at cross-purposes?

Why do I find tracking so dreary, even when I am doing the right things?
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    1891 days ago
    I make exercise my means of transportation. I chose a few destinations in my neighborhood and go there by bike or waking at least 3 times a week. Makes it easy for me. And I enjoy the fresh air.
    1901 days ago
    Jillian of Biggest Loser told a constant this season not to worry about the "whys." She said, "Just do the work." - I don't know if that is correct of not. It just popped into my head. They worry about the "whys" in later shows, after they have been shown that they can lose the weight.

    Me? I worry about the whys to.
    1901 days ago
  • BARB5970
    I have all those exact questions, so when you find the answers, please be sure to let me know. For years I have wanted to figure out the "why", then a friend told me "sometimes, it doesn't matter why, sometimes it just is". I was told to I may never know the reason so I should accept that answers don't always come, but I have the control to move on and change things that are in the present. "Why" is looking in the past. So even though I'd like to have the answers to my weight issues.... I'm not going to worry about it anymore. Now is the only time I can focus on. I'm choosing to make healthy choices today, because I can....That's WHY!
    1902 days ago
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