It’s just one hour!

It's just one hour!

Have you had your 4% today?

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Good things come to those who “weight”

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I saw a commercial for a product that I found greatly disturbing and felt compelled to share: this ad marketed as a weight loss formula engineered to “combat the six ways our bodies work against us.” Unless diagnosed with a health issue or hormonal imbalance BY A LICENSED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER, the real enemy we have to combat in weight loss is ourselves. While I’m obviously not a medical professional, I have been successful in losing a significant amount of weight several times in my life without the use of any pills, formulas, crazy diet fads, or specially prepared (expensive) meal replacements or plans. People often asked how I did it and, almost nine years later, a military recruiter still brings her applicants to me for advice. You will be disappointed to learn the weight loss didn’t happen overnight, but on the flip side, I did achieve results over time (emphasis on time).

I discovered in a roundabout way that the head rules the body, not the way other way around. In reprogramming the human supercomputer we call our mind, I realized: 1) I had to want the weight loss to happen. Not wish for it; not hope to wake up one morning to see my body magically transformed to a toned and fit state.  2) I had to be willing to commit. Which did I want to be more involved with, comfort food or comfortable jeans?  3) I had to be willing to act—to take the steps necessary to achieve the goals, put in the hard work and make the sacrifices.  And if not, then I would need to NOT complain or put other people down for their success when I was clearly doing nothing to earn mine.  4) Finally, I had to be patient and recognize weight loss is a process. (Patience?  Ugh. I know.)  The excess pounds didn’t miraculously appear overnight, so I don’t put stock in gimmicks that promise to aid and abet in losing the weight overnight.

The question is not how can you do it, but how bad do you want it?

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” Eric Thomas

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In loving memory of Allison Delaney Walker July 2, 1996 - April 18, 2012
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