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Choices Beyond the Treadmill...

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. – Eleanor Roosevelt _______________________ My life has taken a dramatic turn, and it all began with a hinky treadmill. No worries and definitely no treadmill accidents – this is a positive turn of events. Let me elaborate by beginning with how I handled my Sioux City vacation this year. For the first time ever while visiting family, I did not fall completely back into bad eating habits. Yes, I did step off program slightly (mostly planned, sometimes not so much), but never to the extent that my stomach hurt and felt bloated. And I did not need one stinkin’ Zantac – a first for a “back home” vacation. For the first time ever , I returned home from vacation with a significant weight loss, despite the fact that I wasn’t always on track with mindful eating. I can point to four possible reasons: I conti

Thought for the Day--May 6, 2011: Why I Have Decided to Lose Weight...

Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices. --Alfred A. Montapert Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. --Tony Robbins No matter what we weigh or how we look, we can improve ourselves: our health, our values, and, yes, our bodies and bad habits. Last year at this time, I had decided to accept myself just as I was, overweight and all. After all, I was exercising regularly and I felt pretty good. I lived in a third floor flat, and I had no problems navigating the stairs. I loved walking. "I am what am," I told myself and anyone else who was interested in hearing it. For the first time in my life, I was happy with who I was inside; my body was just the exterior, and if anyone disliked me because of my weight, then so what? Then in September, 2010, I had a wake-up call, a health scare; it turned out to be a fal

Memoir Madness: Driven to Involuntary Commitment