Wanting, even with all your heart, to lose weight does not make it happen, as anyone with a stubborn weight problem knows. Hopefully, it won't take you 20 years to learn what I learned. You can learn it from me!
This year, may all of us can have success, happiness, and that our resolutions become not just wishes in our future but actualities in our present lives. Know yourself, review your past, be honest, make a plan, and then carry it out.
Mothers are the most important and most powerful people in the world related to solving our childhood obesity epidemic. The only way an obese child can change is if the home and family changes, and that will only happen when mom says it will.
Some people have been described as fearless. Heroes. Fire fighters. Soldiers. Their success has not been because they were fearless. It was because they had something that overcame the fear, that replaced and overpowered it.
There are a lot of pieces of the weight loss puzzle and you'll need them all in place to make it work. But your faith is a big piece of the puzzle. Having the right faith will open the door to them and set you on the path to their fulfillment.
The only way to get away from its yo-yoing, confidence-sucking and confidence-boosting pull is to limit your time with the darn thing. And find a deeper and more real and stable sense of power; one that doesn't have a darn thing to do with how much we weigh.
I dare you to go up against the voice in your head and talk it back down. I dare you to control both your mind and your hand and determine exactly what goes into your body. Think it's hard to do without support? It is. Other people will try to rock your resolve, but you can still do it.
Did my doctor prescribe and monitor this? He did not. They aren't paid to do this. And frankly, who wants their doctor nagging them? What drove me was wanting to be alive when I'm 90 -- to be healthy and to fit into my college jeans.
We have an obesity epidemic that is out of control because of something that has changed in the last 50 years of our eons of evolution -- recent changes in our culture and behavior. Drugs and surgery won't change that.
You are good enough this very moment to be loved and accepted and healed. Believing this is a matter of deciding to adopt the healthy response to mistakes and failings -- to forgive, be kind and helpful. When you do, you decide you don't need to do anything else to be OK.