Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Be Aware Of Your Reasons


You have decided that you want to lose weight and improve your health. What is the first step? Start by asking yourself what your reason(s)is for wanting to make this change.

This may sound trivial, but if you do not have a conscience and powerful reason for wanting to lose weight, you will find plenty of reasons not to.

I'm assuming that, like me, a lot of you have tried and failed at some previous attempt to lose weight in the past. For me, the last time was about 2 1/2 years ago. I had lost about 50 pounds, which I had killed myself to do, and had kept it off for about 6 months. Two later, I gained back the 50 pounds plus another 8 pounds.

I had plenty of excuses. My wife and I bought our first house, my second son was born, I took a part-time job in the evening, ect... I kept finding excuses not to work out and my diet soon followed and went down the tubes.

After working so hard why did I let this happen?

I believe now that it came down to the fact that my reason for wanting to stay lean and healthy had changed. When I first began, I kept looking at pictures of myself at nineteen and I wanted to look like that again. There was nothing I could do about the thinning hair, but I could change my body. But somewhere along the way, looking like I did twelve years ago was no longer important.

The point to all of this is that you need to consciously pick a reason and write it down. It will probably be more than one and they should be something that is important to you. Important enough to get you through those rough days ahead when you feel like quiting.

Post you reasons somewhere that you will see them everyday. At your desk, ect... I like to place mine on the refrigerator so when I get that craving for some ice cream I have to stop and ask myself if it is worth it. It feels so good when I reach in and grab a bottle of water instead.

We all are starting from a different place. We all have reasons why we are where we are. We all have reasons why we don't want to be here anymore. Knowing these reasons and being aware when they change will help you greatly in achieving your goals.

About The Author

Greg McPhail is the editor and publisher of Imfit4life - Weight Loss Solutions for Everyone Ezine. Come have a laugh and get motivated with others who share your goals. To subcribe: contact@imfit4life.com or visit: http://www.imfit4life.com.

(c)Copyright 2004, Greg McPhail, Imfit4life. All Rights Reserved.


MORE RESOURCES:

Yahoo Health

Weight-Loss Win: Laura Lost 98 Pounds And Proved She Could Do Anything ...
Yahoo Health
Throughout my weight loss, my clothes became looser and looser, until all of a sudden, I found myself buying a size six; it was just so surreal. I no longer got out of breath walking from point A to point B. Socializing with my friends and coworkers ...



Fox News

How eating microbes may aid in weight loss
Fox News
If you could lose weight by consuming special bacteria, would you do it? It sounds weird, but some scientists have hope that a new microbial treatment could one day help control the obesity epidemic. READ MORE: The Cost of Obesity by State.



U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Are Emotional and Behavioral Nurturing the Keys to Long-Term Weight Loss and ...
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
With an increased interest in fitness, health and weight-loss retreats to ignite personal transformation as part of a new trend in wellness tourism, it's one thing to “go” somewhere to detox and lose weight, but what happens once you get home? To find ...



Health.com

Why Do More Women Than Men Have Weight-Loss Surgery?
Health.com
WEDNESDAY, May 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests obese women might feel more compelled to have weight-loss surgery than their male counterparts do. Eighty percent of weight-loss surgery patients in the United States are women, ...

and more »


GoodHousekeeping.com (blog)

This Woman Captured Her Weight-Loss Journey in the Most Fun Way
GoodHousekeeping.com (blog)
"We wanted to celebrate who she is, both before and after the weight loss, while also communicating the excitement and encouragement that change can bring. Beth loves life and is a very optimistic person, and we wanted to capture that in my portraits ...
Woman Poses With Her Former Self After Losing 150 PoundsGOOD Magazine
This Woman Lost 150 Pounds and Took The Ultimate Before and After PhotoshootWhoSay

all 4 news articles »


Doctors test 'balloon' procedure for lesser weight-loss goals
Arizona Daily Sun
She's 35 pounds overweight and has tried everything, but when that patient goes to see George Eid, a bariatric surgeon in the Allegheny Health Network, he usually has to tell her she's not heavy enough for weight-loss surgery. Soon, though, there may ...



Medical Daily

The Skinny On Weight Loss: 7 Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight
Medical Daily
When it comes to weight loss, the formula is simple: diet and exercise. However, eating less and exercising more doesn't necessarily translate to weight loss. Weight doesn't actually tell you about your body's composition, nor the deposits of hidden ...



Washington Post (blog)

Rick Warren's weight-loss plan named Christian Book of the Year
Washington Post (blog)
Earth's loss is heaven's gain. Bestselling pastor Rick Warren won the Christian Book of the Year Award Tuesday night for his weight-loss book, “The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life,” written with doctors Daniel Amen and Mark Hyman. The Book of ...
Pastor Rick Warren's 'Daniel Plan' Weight Loss Book Named Christian Book of ...Celebrity Health & Fitness (blog)
Christian Weight Loss Diet: Rick Warren Bible-Based Daniel Plan Celebrated As ...International Business Times

all 5 news articles »


Lifehacker

Why Tracking Calories From Exercise May Sabotage Your Weight Loss
Lifehacker
Moderate-intensity aerobic exercise programs of 6-12 months induce a modest reduction in weight and waist circumference in overweight and obese populations. Our results show that isolated aerobic exercise is not an effective weight loss therapy in ...

and more »


Everyday Health (blog)

10 Things Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Weight Loss
Everyday Health (blog)
“Those who elect to try one without the other are making the whole process of weight loss much more difficult,” says Dr. Charles Pelitera, assistant professor of kinesiology and director of health and wellness at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. “Good ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.