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Old 11-14-2011, 11:57 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Esofia View Post
No, but it will make it harder to keep motivated and thus to keep going with the weight loss plan.
Yeah, I have to agree with Esofia on this. There is no magic to mind-over-matter. It's simply that weight loss is difficult; it's not an instant gratification thing, the hard work you put into it doesn't always pay off in immediate, tangible ways. It takes determination, patience, and plain will. So it follows naturally that if you believe that there's no point, that whatever you do isn't going to work, then it won't take very long before you lose the determination, lose the patience, and fail to exercise the will.

It's not magic or hocus-pocus - it's simply a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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High weight: 275 (August 2009) *** Low weight: 155 (October 2012)
Today, working off a partial regain. Current weight: 189.
Goals:
* Make the best choice I can make, with every choice.
* Remember that the temptation in front of me is not the last of its kind that I will ever see; say "I'll pass today."
* Say "no!" to my whiny inner five-year-old.
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