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"Sick of Thinking About My Weight"

Posted Jan 19 2010 3:30am
One of my favorite clients said, "I think of my weight every single day, every single meal, and I have done for years. How many hours have I wasted thinking about my weight?"

I feel for and with her, I really do. She wants permission to forget about it, and move on to other things. I believe that is possible, but the following conditions must be met:

1. Does your weight right now get in the way of your life? Are you missing out on travel, pleasure, activities because your weight is in the way?
2. Is your doctor okay with your weight?
3. Are you physically active in spite of your weight?
4. How's your blood pressure, lipid profile, blood sugar regulation?
5. Is your weight increasing over time (are you in the same clothes as last year, or did you have to buy up?)
6. If you give up on weight loss, are you giving up on yourself?

"I'm devoting my energy to other, better things" is a completely different statement from, "It's pointless and it just doesn't matter" and the two attitudes will yield two different (measurable) results.
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