Sunday, April 29, 2007

What Helps Me...

Wow. It's been a long time since I've posted anything on here. And, I apologize for that. It's been a struggle for me, lately, to try to get my focus back. I've not been following the IE principles wholeheartedly, and I've been "chasing multiple rabbits", as my friend recently put it... explain that: My friend said something to the effect of, "You've got to stick to one rabbit... you can't chase them all." And, that meant that, if you are constantly seeking that "quick fix" -- the next book, or method, or plan -- you're never going to get anywhere. You need to pick ONE thing, and follow it with all you've got.

I've been "chasing rabbits" - plural. I'm always seeking that "magic cure".

So, forgive my absence.

Anyway. I wanted to just write and mention something that really helps me... a way I find inspiration. And, that's to read others' "success stories". Surprisingly enough, I find a lot of my inspiration on the Weight Watchers website! Even though I don't follow their plan(s) --I see those as "diets", even if they're somewhat similar to IE in ways-- I find that their members have a lot of wisdom.

For example, by reading through the success stories, I hear things like:

* You've got to think positive!
* Baby-steps... don't try to do it all at once
* You need support

Much as the stories are full of "waxing poetic" on how WW has helped these people, it's also got snippets of wise advice that can work for anyone.

Another thing that helped me, as far as Weight Watchers goes, was reading...

Much as most of this book was full of "diet" stuff, I really enjoyed the Weight Watchers "Tools for Living" that are talked of in detail. They seem like they can be used together with IE without too much of an issue! ;o)

So, if you're feeling stuck, don't be afraid to read the WW Success Stories, or to find this book in your local library! You may just find your motivation to get going again!

A Word of Warning: Don't be lured into the Diet Mentality, thinking that you could "do WW" to jump-start your weight loss! It's still a D-I-E-T! And, we all know the statistics about "diets"! ;o) If you don't feel that you can resist the "diet mentality", visiting the WW website (or, reading a WW book) may not be your best bet. ;o)


Tree Lover said...

I quit Weight Watchers last July when I started working on intuitive eating. But I'm still active on the Weight Watchers message boards. Those boards are full of so many wonderful wise women. There is even a regular conscious eating thread for non-dieters! So I am not surprised that you have found inspiration from Weight Watchers success stories, as the Weight Watchers message board gives me so much inspiration and support.

MizB said...

Well, cool! I'm glad to hear that at least ONE person doesn't think I'm a "nut" for liking to read a "diety" website. ;-P

Most people say, "I thought you were against dieting now?" when I tell them that I found inspiration from some other program. But, I'm a big believer in the "take what you love and leave the rest" philosophy... at least for IE. ;o)

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ktb said...

I really enjoyed Weight Watchers until I was "cheating" too much and it stopped working for me. What I did love was the interaction with people at the meetings. I think this support group / blogging will help with that