May God’s love be with you; there is nothing I can do.
- POSTED ON: Jan 01, 2019

Things are essentially the same for me at present.  Even after 13+ years of maintenance …  it is still requiring an immense amount of personal ongoing effort to maintain my large weight loss. Many details about this can be found in articles here at DietHobby within the Blog Category: Status Updates, More About Me.

My DietHobby posts have become less frequent because it seems like I’ve already shared …(repeatedly) … everything that I have to share.  I am continuing to learn about, and experiment with, various diets and non-diets, however, I am now choosing to do this in a rather selfishly anonymous manner and have decided that my future personal contacts or personal involvements with online dieting forums and other dieting support groups will be limited to only those which I deem mutually beneficial.  

Here at age 74, at times I closely identify with David Bowie’s Major Tom.  Posted below is the music video: Space Odyssey, in which Major Tom, an astronaut, loses communication with Earth as he floats into space.

 


Map = Directions
- POSTED ON: Dec 20, 2018


This Contents Directory is a MAP to the features existing here at DietHobby.

The MENU shown in the DietHobby Header and Footer provides links and drop-down boxes directing you to different Sections featured here in DietHobby. Descriptions and links to the individual Sections are also posted below.

BLOG is where I post my ongoing new blog articles.  

ABOUT ME contains specific facts about me and about DietHobby that some may find interesting.

RECIPES contains video recipes of foods I eat in my dieting lifestyle, and I post new recipe videos at random.

DIET WISDOM contains a series of short videos about dieting issues.

WORDS of WISDOM contains a series of brief Inspirational videos, each consisting of a positive statement lasting about 20 seconds.  This section contains individual videos as well as the Words of Wisdom Playlist, in which these videos automatically play back-to-back.

RESOURCES contains many things to help you with your weight-loss and maintenance journey.

  • You will find the answers to Frequently Answered Questions in FAQ. 
  • RESOURCES contains Links to helpful sites and various Diet Books & Tools,
  • The Videos 2 section contains hundreds of related videos, including all videos of me.
  • Personal pictures that you might find interesting are located in the Photo Gallery
  • Contact Me provides my e-mail address.
     

GRANDMA's HOUSE contains all of the Ask Grandma  videos.

BOOKTALK is for ongoing discussions about specific diet books of my choice.

ARCHIVES is an index listing all of the titles of my past blog articles.

  • Another way to find specific past articles is look on the right-hand side of the computer page (iPhone location = bottom half of page) at the section entitled BLOG ARCHIVES, and click the month to bring up past pages of blog articles.
  • On the right-hand side of the computer page (iPhone location = bottom half of page) you will also find a section entitled BlOG CATEGORIES which groups blog articles under Subject headings.  Clicking the heading of a specific subject will immediately bring up some of the articles here at DietHobby that are relevant to that subject. 

The bottom of each page has a link to my Terms & Conditions which explains my website policies. This contains the Comment Guidelines, and also on that page, under Disclosures, I  explain my attitudes and reasoning about this website.
Clicking around to familiarize yourself with these different sections can be helpful.  
Even if you've been here a long time, you might find new features of which you were unaware.

A Contents Directory Link is located under the SEARCH box on every DietHobby page. Just click the picture to easily see this MAP again.

 


What Do You Want?
- POSTED ON: Dec 01, 2018


Trying to motivate yourself is a pointless endeavor. 
You want what you want whether or not you think you can have it, and you don’t want what you don’t want whether or not you think you should want it.
Trying to “get motivated” is a side-issue that only diverts our attention from the main question.

Feelings are a fundamental and unavoidable part of why humans do what they do.  We can’t ignore our emotions.  Because of the way our brains are structured, when thoughts and feelings compete, feelings almost always win.  Research shows that fighting our feelings just makes them stronger.

Motivation comes from inside us.  Either we want to do something or we don’t.  If we want to do it, we are already motivated.  If we don’t want to do it, then why would we?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are often told to make a list of our Goals. 
But most of the things that wind up on that list aren’t ACTUALLY Goals at all.

For example, many people would say they have a goal of making money, but really their goal is the feeling of security and comfort that comes from making more money.  So making more money is actually the STRATEGY, not the goal.

Or take a more personal goal, like being in a serious relationship and/or getting married.  Again, this is a STRATEGY.  Their goal might be to feel a deep connection, and have emotional security.  Having a long-term relationship is a STRATEGY to get them closer to those goals.

In the same way, a goal of becoming Thin is also a STRATEGY. Most likely, the actual goal involves feelings about health, appearance, or relationships.

 

A goal is the Feeling you ultimately want from the thing you’re seeking.  Ask yourself, “How will I feel when this happens?”  The answer to that question is your goal.

A strategy, then, is the path required to get there. 

When you’re clear on the difference between your goals and strategies, you’ll be more in touch with the big-picture purpose of what you’re actually striving for.  Many people keep pushing toward goals that they’ve set for themselves, and then don’t understand why achieving them doesn’t make them satisfied or happy. Redefining your goals according to how you want to FEEL is a good solution for this problem.

Go to your list of goals, and consider each goal according to this definition.
Rewrite your goal so that it evokes a feeling, not just an action step or something you hope will happen.


A goal is a broad primary outcome. 
A strategy is the approach you take to achieve a goal. 
An objective is a measurable step you take to achieve a strategy. 
A tactic is a tool you use
in pursuing an objective associated with a strategy.





What do I Really Want?

So, I asked myself this question, and I came up with these answers.

    ……….Goals………….
            A broad primary outcome


Four Things That I Really Want

  • To have my body feel comfortably healthy.

  • To see my body as visually attractive in clothing. 

  • To have the sense of accomplishment that comes from weighing within my ideal weight maintenance range.

  • To be able to eat small amounts of the foods I want, whenever I want, without getting fat.


    ………Strategy… …………  
    A plan of action designed to achieve an overall aim.


Lose weight until I get down inside my ideal weight maintenance range,
and then maintain my weight inside it.

    …………. Objective…..
    A measurable step to achieve a strategy


I will eat only the amounts of food that will allow my body to get and stay inside my ideal weight maintenance range.

    ………..Tactic….
    A tool used to pursue an objective associated with a strategy. 


  • I will eat small to get and stay small.

  • I will weigh and measure my food, and work to count calories.

  • I will work to keep my total daily calorie average low enough to lose weight.

  • Every day I will record in my computer journal all of the food that I eat.

  • I will involve myself in the process of dieting and treat it like a Hobby.




Originally posted on June 1, 2017; Bumped up for new viewers.


Thankful
- POSTED ON: Nov 21, 2018


Hold On
- POSTED ON: Nov 13, 2018

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