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Wise Choices

Posted in Staying quit 26 Oct 2020
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Looking at things in a new way can shed light on things we may have missed. There are times when you might think that you will never reach the goal but if you persist you will.

When we see gradual change, it is not like when someone sees us and says "Wow, you lost a lot of weight!" We don't notice the little things, but they are there and they do build up. When we accept the journey and have faith that we will succeed, we do.

I would never have believed that I could have lost 30 pounds in 8 months, a pound a week. Now I believe that should I continue for another year....because just like smoking...it does get easier. It becomes a better choice we strive for and BELIEVE we can accomplish. And it wasn't hard either when you think positive.

I made better choices ....I did not feel that I deprived myself. I tweeked a few things, made better choices and did not go hungry. I did not exercise much if at all most days except for my 1 or 2 mile daily walk . I am down to a medium as i was as a teenager.

I guess my point is that the change may be gradual but it is there. I hit plateaus where I couldn't lose a pound but then realized that i was burning fat and gaining muscle. The body also makes its own adjustments. When we know we have the power and the will to make changes we can. I can it mindset. Positive thinking.

Positive thinking also carries on through other aspects of your life. You have the confidence to try something new or set goals. So I am putting my money where my mouth is and while you all quit smoking, I vow to lose another 5 pounds by the new year.

Quitting smoking is done once you make up your mind. Losing the weight and keeping it off will be ongoing. Accepting both as a choice, and a preferred choice we make makes it a change of lifestyle. Neither needs to be difficult. We have the power and support to do it. Forums may even help to keep us accountable .

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  • Robn October 26, 2020 | 13:19
    Well said Happiness, and good on you for sticking to your plan. Some people don’t think positive thinking is really important but we know that it gets you places you only ever dreamed about. It builds self esteem, confidence and a great attitude to all things in our lives. The old saying “ Always look on the bright side of life” is a wonderful way of thinking and it can be learnt. Stay well and healthy x
  • Pozz, Southern NSW October 26, 2020 | 17:06
    I completely agree that quitting something is all in the decision to do so. It’s the mind that chooses and the body that follows. All your achievements started with the decision to achieve. Well done on your choices and a bigger pat on the back for listening to the voice within that loves and cares about you! :-D
  • New chapter October 26, 2020 | 18:01
    Congratulations on your weight loss and your decision to loose some more ,it’s the same as anything happiness,willpower,and I can tell by reading your posts on here you’ve got bucketloads of the stuff 😀👌
  • Flowers66, South Eastern Sydney October 27, 2020 | 12:25
    What a great ride you are on, you do clearly have both the will and ability to do this,if you can quit the dreaded tobacco, there really isn't anything you cannot achieve.Congratulations.

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