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New Year Resolutions & Our "Whys"

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

I gave up having New Year resolutions years ago. I am very aware of the failure rate and can confirm the statistics regarding failure because I am one of those statistics.

I have also struggled with and written about my "Whys" before. But today I came across something that I found helpful in an email from Judith Beck ( of the Beck Team) called "What I Want". There were so many good points, but I am going to share just a bit here.

When you have those sabotaging thoughts and start to get nervous about your ability to continue to stay on track and you discover that your body is trying to tell you something because you really aren't hungry at the moment, remember there are other things that you want more than food.

There is your "Why"! -

I want to lose weight.
I want to feel in control.
I do not want to worry about my health.
I want to have a closet full of clothes that fit nicely.
I want self-confidence.
I want higher self-esteem.

Instead of focusing on those sabotaging thoughts, focus on making progress towards your goals, feeling in control, going to bed feeling proud of yourself, and your "Whys".

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    I also ask myself, “Why am I eating this? Is it helping me reach my goal?” This applies to ice cream, chocolate, and anything else high sugar or high carbohydrate. Quantity matters; a taste, rather than a bowl full.
    I know you will reach your goal! You’ve got this!
    49 days ago
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    49 days ago
    Great blog! I was just thinking about getting a snack before bed when I came across your blog. Thanks, you helped me connect to my “why” instead of the snack!
    49 days ago
    Good stuff!!

    Sometimes the why is "after acquired" . . . you realize how much it mattered when you feel how much better you feel!!
    49 days ago
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    “Don’t stop until you’re proud.” -Lauren N., Colorado
    50 days ago
    I just read that your WHY is more important than the HOW you lose weight. Your WHY is what will "carry" you through the rough patches.

    WHY ... I want to loss allllll these @#$%!! pounds ... I want to be free of the mental and physical ... crap !!!
    50 days ago
    Nice post! Thanks for sharing.
    50 days ago
    I struggled w/my why. But knew I had to start anyhow to improve my health. Slowly all my whys emerged.

    Good luck and success.
    50 days ago
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