Wednesday, July 9, 2008

It's all in your head. Well, most of it...

I had a conversation with a woman at the gym yesterday. She said she just "couldn't" stick to her goals.
I just read a post on the Weight Watchers board (one of many) where somebody says they "can't" stay on track, exercise, you name it.

You know what?

They're right. Because they have themselves convinced they can't by repeatedly saying those things. And if you don't believe you can, you're absolutely right, you can't do it.

This weight loss business. It's all in your head. ALL of it. Inherently I think probably all of us know how to eat in a healthy way. Inherently I think all of us know its better for our bodies to get physical activity on a regular basis. That is the easy part. It's the messages in our heads that make this so challenging. Years of feeling we're not worth the effort. Years of being told we can't do it. You name it. All those things still float around in our heads. They float in my head. All the time. You don't have to scroll down many posts to see how often.

So we have to change the messages in our heads. We HAVE to if we want to be successful. This is not optional, its mandatory. And I'll tell you what...inventing a new fangled diet may make you a lot of money, but what will make you rolling in the cash is to invent a surefire way to get a grip on the emotional part of it. That's the magic pill everybody is looking for.

But I don't know if I'd take it. As frustrating and even scary is facing the crap in my head can be, I am actually enjoying figuring out who I really am in here.


  1. Destelle3 (Dawn)July 9, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    I'm enjoying the journey too. I have a GREAT appreciation for it! My WW leader says, "What you think is true is true." My favorite quote is, "The mind is everything. What we think we become." ~Buddha

    So, I totally agree with you on the "I can't" thing. I only hope that those who believe they can't will learn that they really can...

  2. wow this post really hit home. it is all in our heads and all in our control. so how come it's so hard to change the soundtrack?

  3. Thanks, I needed that! LOL I agree, we know what we should do and how we should do it, we just play games with ourselves!

    cjontheway on the WW boards! Say hi sometime!

  4. wow, that's inspirational. i know it's all in my head. well, i know exactly what it is for me... i just damn lazy.