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What weighs more?

Thursday, November 14, 2013

What do you think weighs more, brain weight or the physical weight? Sometimes I think it is both, but most of the time I think it is the brain weight. What I mean by brain weight is the weight that holds us back from shedding the physical weight.

My brain is weighed down by many things and when I don't or can't cope with them, I turn to food. It brings me comfort, joy, warmth, guilt, shame and so on. As I write these words it occurs to me that none of them have anything to do with what food is actually for. Food is fuel for your body and you need to eat to live. But when the physical weight stays with us, don't you think it is a good idea to take a look at the brain weight as well? When I joined Spark, I knew that my brain weight had been holding me back. Yes, I lost 38 pounds initially, but I have let it creep back up and then down, then up. Even though I was able to lose most of the physical weight the brain weight was still there, heavier then ever. It still is there, and so are those extra pounds I have been trying to shed for what seems like forever. Until I conquer that extra weight in my brain the physical weight is still going to weigh me down. You see, I am here almost everyday, I exercise more consistently then I ever have in my life, I eat pretty good most of the time, but I let those snags in life and my brain weight get in the way. I make no excuses, I know I do it, but, I decided to take some steps this year and seek the help of a professional. It has helped me to see what has been weighing me down. The progress has been slow, but steady, and I have been making small changes, that in the end I know will lead to bigger ones. I know that I will shed those extra physical pounds but not until I get rid of the weight in my brain.

If you are at a place in your life where the physical weight is creeping back up, or still there weighing you down, take a moment to look at your brain weight. It is worth it to take the time to figure it out, because any extra weight physical or otherwise is worth shedding....
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    I too have come to realize the critical importance of my mind in my efforts to be a new, improved me. my head often gets in the way and I suspect that if I want to make real, continuing progress, I must subdue that part of my anatomy. thanks for writing.
    1586 days ago

    Great blog and it shows some really great insights into what motivates you!

    Remember, motivations can be positive TOWARD motivation as in "I want to be able to button my pants." or it can be "away from" motivation as in " I don't want to feel like crap any more."

    You might check out IOWL Team.

    Inside Out Weight Loss (IOWL) is based around overcoming those "internal" issues that stop us from achieving our goals (weight loss or otherwise!!)

    The team is quiet, but you will find links to free podcasts by Renee Stephens there a wealth of information on past threads and members always ready to "support and be supported" when needed.

    It has been a great help for me - although I have been listening for years and making incremental changes...for whatever reason, this year is the year that it seems to all be "falling into place" so to speak!!

    Go figure! I'm glad I did not give up!!


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    1586 days ago
    I have the brain weight problem too that I'm also trying to shed. Great blog post! You bring up some very valid points. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1649 days ago
    Oh sister, my brain weight has ALWAYS weighed me down, and still does sometimes. In fact, I know that's a huge contribution to my physical weight. It's so hard to let go of all the things that have brought us down and you have to work REALLY hard to let it go and become the new you. Great blog!
    1651 days ago
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