We all have triggers. Those are the things that we hear or see that elect our emotions. One of those triggers for me is how people punish themselves in their weight loss journey.
I enjoy social media feeds from Dumb Little Man – Tips for Life. An assortment of contributors offer well written motivational pieces on this web site. If you are one of my regular readers, you know these types of posts are right up my alley. Last week, Luigi Potenza shared 8 Principles to live by for an Epic Life.
Change. The power to make changes overtakes us when the calendar page turns to January 1. Resolutions are made. Diets become healthier. Visits to the gym resume. Bad habits are banished to history. It’s a clean slate and chance to be a new person. This familiar pattern repeats itself every year. Unfortunately when the calendar page is turned to February 1, most of those changes…
Many factors shape the success of maintaining a healthy weight. Diet and exercise top the list of things you should do to lose weight. It’s no coincidence that in a few weeks losing weight and exercising more will be on most New Year resolution lists. Reducing portion sizes and avoiding unhealthy foods while exercising more goes a long way in defining success in maintaining a…
I was a skinny guy in my early 20s; 150 pounds and a 32” waist. That was the vision I wanted to recapture in 2008 as I embarked on my weight loss journey. I was 280 pounds with a 46” waist. Six years later I am 180 pounds with a 35” waist.
I recently read that over 1 million selfies are posted daily. I am a fan of the selfie. I take quite a few and like seeing the parade of photos in my Facebook timeline. It’s impossible for me to see all of my Facebook friends in person. These snippets of their lives keep me up-to-date with their lives.
I have spent a good bit of time over the past six years in the bariatric surgery support network. There is a recognizable pattern in the WLS support networks. The typical person engages in the conversation for a year or so as a post-op. Life moves on, the pounds have been shed, and support is seen as not a necessity.
I have been blogging about weight loss surgery and healthy living for the past six years. I have noticed a distinct pattern, more of a personal focus, in those posts. They take on a positive, upbeat tone. I tend challenge people to live a happier life. I personally made changes in my life that did transform how I live.