Dean, your journey was for a reason. Your help here is invaluable and you are much beloved. I'm so glad you found your place in this world "after 50". I don't mean that to sound condescending (if it does), it's just, as you know, a lot of people struggle to find the best way to contribute their vast life experience with such grace as you have. I love your articles; you truly have found your voice and they resonate with so many of us Sparkers! Keep writing: we want more of you :-) And we apply what you say! What better thanks could there be? xo
Dean Anderson's articles are a motivational gold mine! And he's been through all this with us so he understands even better!
5/9/2011 11:48:18 AM
I absolutely love Dean Anderson`s articles. Everything he says helps me to have clarity and understanding in the way i think about food, the way i use food as an emotional tool and to be finally be honest about myself and find ways to deal with my stress levels when i am frustrated about my weight loss every few weeks. Thank you Dean, your advice is invaluable and helping to slowly but surely change.
I'm finding the articles in "Mind Over Body" to be agreat help as I'm getting back on track. I lost 25 lbs, about 1/2 of it before I discovered SP. Then I started graduate school (at age 58) and was dealing with some family issues at home, so I've just been trying to maintain. I did well until this last month or so, when I've gained back about 5 lbs. That scared me, plus I'm used to my new study program and my home situation is better, so I'm ready to lose the 5 I've gained plus the next 25. Anyway, Dean's articles are usually helpful, but especially this series, I think. Thanks!
5/6/2011 8:36:25 AM
Fabulous article...this technique works in all areas of your life, not just weight loss...
5/6/2011 8:32:17 AM
I think goal setting is soo important! Good article.
I think this is the first time I've ever read any of Dean's articles, now I'm just eating them up today. I've been very stressed lately, most of which doesn't even relate to the weight loss because I'm actually really happy with how that's going. I'm finding that these articles, while they are great tips for weight loss, are also really helpful with helping to really focus and center my mind and actions around what is important to me in other respects. I think this is really going to help me be truly committed to not only my weight loss goals, but the other goals in my life. Thank you so much for this article; today was the perfect day to discover it.
9/22/2010 11:37:17 AM
I wrote out my vision statement and it feels great! Thanks for the idea.
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