Weight Loss Success"
A Hard Look At "The Great American
2005 by Dr. Frank B. Smoot, MA, DD
You like challenges, don't you?
They give you a chance to show "what you're really made of," right?
OK, well here's a little challenge for you: Sit still, put both feet
on the floor, straighten out your posture, relax your body, clear
your mind, take a few deep breaths, and see if you can actually be
right here, right now, fully present in THIS moment.
Nothing else on your mind, no urgent need to get to "what's next."
Nothing to cross off your "to do" list or delete from your PDA. Just
be all alone with yourself, calm, relaxed, and totally at peace.
How are you doing? Can you handle this challenge? Tough, isn't it?
No "finish line." No deadline. Nobody to tell you how you're doing
or grade you on your performance. Just you and you. A totally
Can you handle it?
Most Of Us Can't!
The tragic truth is that we Americans stink at relaxing. We're all
about faster, bigger, better, more impressive, and ever higher
performance. It's like one giant marathon race -- with the grave as
the finish line.
Really, now. Is that any way to live? Let me ask you, how will you
ever be able to figure out if you won or lost? And who's actually
keeping score? Where is the cosmic timekeeper, giant stopwatch in
And what's the prize for winning? A solid
May I invite you to slow down for just a few minutes? And may I
further invite you to slow down you entire day? How about your
frenetic approach to life itself?
And above all, may I invite you not to be in a hurry to reach your
weight loss goals. Don't you think it makes more sense to take a
gradual but permanent approach that's totally safe and proven,
instead of using dangerous drugs or crash diets where you're
virtually guaranteed to gain back every pound you lose, and maybe
get sick in the process?
Unfortunately, we Americans have been conditioned -- brainwashed --
to expect quick and easy solutions to all life's problems. Now, it's
not that quick fixes are always bad. But most problems -- and
especially weight loss -- just don't respond to them.
Waiting for our bodies to shape up -- or waiting for anything at all
-- seems to grate on our American psyches. Whatever we want, we want
it right now. And we'll pay more to get it right now. But remember
-- when it comes to losing weight, unless you're prepared to start
hacking off big chunks of your body, "right now" just ain't gonna
Geezy Peezy –
Take It Easy!
Nor should it. How long have you been overweight? How long did it
take you to get there? And how long have your current beliefs,
attitudes, and habits been a part of your life? In light of those
realities, do you really think you can -- or should -- lose weight
Of course, you want to. You don't like waiting. Neither do I. But
this is your body we're talking about -- and your mind and spirit,
as well. This is your life! It has a "momentum" of its own. And like
a speeding car, if you try to turn it around too fast, it can crash.
And remember the Titanic? It hit the iceberg for one simple reason:
It couldn't turn fast enough to avoid it. The big ship had a huge
amount of momentum built up in one direction -- in the direction of
danger. There are two lessons here:
Lesson One: Changing course does not happen instantaneously. It
takes time, and steady effort in some other direction. And the
greater the momentum, the more time will be required. (How much
momentum does your life have in its present direction?)
Lesson Two: Don't wait until it's too late to start making your
changes. Start steering away from disaster while there's still time
to avoid it. (Now would be a good time.)
If you will stop being in such an all-fired hurry, and be willing to
invest a little time to improve the nature of your beliefs and
attitudes, you will find that you are able create the kind of
motivations that will automatically and permanently eliminate the
struggle that has made it so hard to get in shape up to now.
An just as important is the fact that you will need time to adjust
to your new weight, both physically and emotionally. It's not just
your body that changes, but every part of you. In many areas of
life, and especially in weight loss, fast is the enemy. (Fast food
is a perfect example.)
So be willing to take it slooooow.
Yours in total health,
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health, Dr. Frank B. Smoot, MA, DD
Dr. Frank B. Smoot, MA, DD, is a professional weight loss
success coach and the creator of the "Get
Motivated For Life! /
7 Weeks To Lifelong Weight Loss"
and "Weight Loss God's Way"
success program (www.WeightLossGodsWay.com)