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The long term fix

Saturday, September 25, 2010

As sometimes happens, when I am trying to find words of encouragement for others, I stumble onto a gem that inspires me as well. The gem that flowed through my keyboard tonight was that we need to realize that we have to work our weight loss program long term because getting and staying healthy is not a short term issue. So is it any wonder that in the past we have jumped onto the latest weight loss fad only to fall off the program and fail, time after time? Were we looking for long term health and fitness, or just a quick fix to shed some excess poundage? Mostly the latter for me, although I kept doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I always said, "This time it's for good," meaning forever. But forever was never to be because health was not even a consideration when I was younger. I believed in the quick fix, and it always failed me, even into the 100s of pounds. Now I not only believe in the long term, but I am committed to it, one day at a time for the rest of my life. So I guess that's one more positive thing I can pull from my long term plateau. emoticon
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  • SUSIEMT
    Hey Pattycake!

    I agree it is a forever fix! I know I will eat this healthy way for as long as I exist and exercise as best I can until they plow me under! LOL

    I see you do not have your Nutrition Tracker Public. I was going to offer some advice but see I cannot do it knowledgeably. Are you doing the points that WW suggests for your program? What kind of exercise and how much are you able to do? What is your weight? I see you do not have it on your page either. Not that I am being real nosey but I guess I am. How long has your plateau been going on? I just want to help. But 60 lbs is absolutely wonderful! Over 9 months that is a great achievement! I am so very proud of you! Keep up the good work! Your plateau will burst sometime soon.
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