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“Loving your body is one thing, but when you are overweight you really don’t love yourself. It’s impossible when you are killing yourself with every bite you take.” – online Facebook Quote Jennifer Watkins-Jones
Just as; every cigarette is doing you damage.
I recently read in an article – “Why is there less acceptance for the idea that people can be naturally fat?” ….. because it is NOT natural – YOU are the one that has to put YOUR food / YOUR excessive calories into YOUR mouth and YOUR body to create YOUR FAT. Self inflicted ….. do people seriously expect others to believe that fat magically and naturally appears like an idea that just pops into your head?
Most people do not overeat because of a feeling of hunger emanating from the stomach; they are giving in to a desire to consume – they are seeking pleasure or relief, or hoping to fill a void…. (Article Here)
I’ve heard every excuse out there; it’s a woman’s choice ( I agree you are responsible for the condition of your health), how do you know those percentages are right (I have eyes), show some empathy (are you sure you don’t mean sympathy?), no one wants to be fat (seriously?), people are usually fighting their own demons (of course they are, you are no different to anyone else), I tried everything (obviously not a healthy diet and exercise), I’m too old (you can still build muscle at 90), healthy food is expensive (rubbish, meat and veggies are cheaper than take away meals for a family of four, vitamin loaded bananas cost less than a packet of fatty, salty chips or a calorie charged ice cream or chocolate bar, water is free) …….
So let’s get down to business.
Happy people admire other happy people; unhappy people resent them. If you view happy people as bad in any way (no matter what it is to the individual that makes them happy or successful; family, community work, achievements, money, career, their looks, their weight, their friends), you can never be happy, because how can you be something you don’t like?
STRONG MIND, STRONG BODY!
Your body only does what the mind allows it to.
One really must fix their mind, thoughts, self awareness and self esteem or they will never achieve inner happiness even if they do lose weight.
It’s important to deal with any unresolved issues to enhance your weight loss journey.
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.” – Buddha
I guess there are a few options:
1. Accept you are obese and are completely happy with all aspects of your chosen existence. That you will never ever complain about it, be angry, be negative, seek validation for your poor life choices, make excuses to others, use poor me victim statements or take offence in anyway. Nor will you judge, be jealous or run down those that chose or advocate a healthy lifestyle. You can now live in peace and harmony with your chosen lifestyle.
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” – Buddha
2. You can accept everyone has their own demons, yourself included, but realise no one can change those but themselves, and sitting back expecting someone else to change YOU is ludicrous. It’s not hard to do your own research, reading, positive behaviours or counselling to improve your mind which will then intern control your body not the other way around. A strong mind creates self awareness, self love and happiness!
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
3. What you allow is what will continue.
Today I choose to decide I don’t want to feel like this anymore, or ever again. So I will change, just like that!
I will raise my standards, I will be positive, I will love myself, I deserve to be happy, I deserve to be loved, I am worthy!!
I will seek knowledge, professional advice, the company of like minded people that will help me succeed and support my mental, spiritual, emotional and physical growth. I will be the best me I can be!
I will align all my behaviours to be congruent with my goal and I will achieve this within the set timeframe I plan for myself. Life is an exciting adventure and I choose to enjoy the ride! I will endure setbacks and will not be dishearten as ‘Failure is Not an Option’ as everyday is a new day! Today is the first day of the rest of my life! Bring it On! I’m so excited, I could burst with happiness at the thought of embracing, experiencing and creating change! STRONG MIND, STRONG BODY!
“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself.” – Edmund Lee
Need help: Please Just Ask! See your doctor, a counsellor, a personal trainer ….
“You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being – not because anybody says so, not because you’re successful, not because you make a lot of money – but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.” – Wayne Dyer
Some great info here –
What’s your health and fitness age?: http://healthier.qld.gov.au/
Healthy eating for adults: http://www.health.qld.gov.au/healthyeating/adults/default.asp
My 4 week program: http://jeanettemaynes.com/4-week-program/
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About Healthier. Happier. – Queensland is a great state but unfortunately we have the highest rate of obesity in Australia. Our research shows 65% of Queenslanders are overweight or obese, and 33% don’t even realise it. Not only that, 23% are at risk of being overweight in the future. Healthier. Happier. is all about change and making Queensland the healthiest state. When our bodies and minds are healthy, we feel better, we look better, we have more energy and we’re able to get more out of life. Learn more here! – http://healthier.qld.gov.au/about-healthier-happier/