First, let me say that I am not trying to criticize anyone’s weight loss attempts or use of any type of diet to get there. My only point with this post is to reflect my inner-feelings on the issue and how it relates to me. On my part, I have believed that if I had gained weight it was due to external reasons x, y, or z. Maybe I wasn’t following the diet well enough, or maybe I watched TV too much, or maybe it was too cold outside to workout. My point is that for too long I have made excuses based on external factors.
Weight loss won’t happen because of other things like Weight Watchers or Atkins, Weather or TV. Sustainable weight loss is because of you and your choices. Even if doing these diets work, it’s because of your choices, not because the diets are special. I sincerely mean that, it is because you have made the choice to live a healthier lifestyle not because Weight Watchers or Atkins forced you to do their diet. I think sometimes I have used these diets so that I have something to blame when it goes wrong afterwords. In reality, it is my own fault. I stopped trying to be healthy and I stopped working out.
My point is, that I think this is very important to remember. We are in control of our destinies. We make our choices and the results are ours to hold. What you lose in terms of weight is because you made the choice to lose not because you are doing any specific type of diet and you should be damn proud of it!
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