This was a wonderful article and especially important for me this morning. I was feeling hopeless and down today...with so far to go to lose the excess weight that I have been carrying for many years. But after reading the article I do realize that while I have not lost much weight in the past 7 months I have accomplished many things...I now eat healthy the majority of the time, rarely have anything from a fast food restaurant, buy organic when I can afford to and have been gluten free for almost 3 weeks resulting in improvement in my psoriasis and joint pain. I have cut my blood pressure medications in half just by improving the quality of my diet, I weigh daily and am no longer "afraid" of the scale, I realize I will have to be diligent about my weight when I reach maintenance and awareness everyday helps me address tiny issues before they become big issues, in fact this is the first time I have lost more than 10 lbs and have kept it off for months..a huge accomplishment in itself. I do log my food every day and and track my fitness ( an area where I will now use the goal setting techiniques described above to improve). Just the reminder that even successful atheletes, scientists etc. may have failed many times before they succeeded they did eventually succeed with effort. Thank you for brightening my day!!
- 8/28/2012 7:43:38 AM