Paying The Price

- POSTED ON: May 02, 2011

                                  

"If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself."

This is a quote from Desiderata, music popular in 1972,
which I posted here on April 15, in
39 Years Later.

We can judge the progress of changes and improvements in ourselves 
by watching ourselves and our own individual behaviors.

At the end of the day, our ability to lose weight or maintain weight-loss
comes down to whether we're willing to pay the price;
whether we've reached the point of being sick and tired
of making the same old choices and excuses.

 Successful weight-loss requires consistently paying the price
by working to eliminate previous habits and to make healthy choices
over and over every day. It takes Consistency and Commitment.

When we commit ourselves to paying the price, we are improving our lives.
We're saying "No" to blame, shame, excuses, disappointment, and self-loathing.
We're saying "Yes" to purpose, striving, integrity, and character.

Paying the price over time doesn't require perfection.
It requires persistence.


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On May 02, 2011 TexArk wrote:
Here is a quote from a 3FC poster that I refer to often*****My 5 C's of healthy living: Commitment to conscious control, with the understanding that choices have consequences*****I sometimes disagree with the Knowledge is Power motto. It is not powerful when Knowledge just stays in my mind to ponder and speculate and argue. Most of us could have conducted weight loss seminars and shared all our knowledge while being grossly overweight at the same time. I will not see results and change habits until I become committed. Great post.


On May 02, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Thanks TexArk. A commitment is an agreement or pledge, and the real task is to stay with it or abide by it. The diffculty, of course, not so much in the 'MAKING' but in the 'KEEPING' a commitment.


On May 02, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
I am so glad your wrist is healing well:-)Paying the price over time doesn't require perfection. It requires persistence*** Persistence is harder than perfection. Perfection allows for an exit strategy while still thinking we are making a good choice. Persistence requires one to face the facts truthfully, reformulate a plan, if needed, and try again. For me there is the question, will this time be permanent. Do I have the persistence needed? Will something or someone (me) change my goals?


On May 02, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Thanks Karen. You're doing Great!!! Just keep on doing what you're doing ... without demanding perfection from yourself ... and, over time, your weight loss will become permanent.


On May 02, 2011 Karen925 wrote:
My 5 C's of healthy living: Commitment to conscious control, with the understanding that choices have consequences**** Great thoughts. Thanks for sharing TexArk


On May 02, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             I agree.


On May 02, 2011 TexArk wrote:
Karen said:....Persistence is harder than perfection. Perfection allows for an exit strategy while still thinking we are making a good choice.....This goes into my collection of wise sayings. Thanks


On May 02, 2011 Dr. Collins wrote:
             TexArk, Many of the comments made by you and by Karen are insightful and encouraging.

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