Posts Tagged 'Goals'

Always searching

Published on: 2017-06-30 9:05:21 AM | Motivational Letters

Each week I wonder what it would be like if I could tell each patient what the perfect way of eating would be, for them.  Or, what the perfect way to exercise would be, for them.  Yet as I ponder that, I realize it’s an exercise in futility, simply because, even if I knew the answer, there is no guarantee that anyone would follow through on my advice.  Life events would get in the way, and the ability to sustain that perfect diet or perfect method of exercise would fade ...

Just Keep Moving Forward

Published on: 2017-06-23 6:21:48 AM | Motivational Letters

I’m amazed and impressed throughout my day, talking to my patients.  I hear about the daily, weekly and monthly trials and tribulations they must deal with, from a busy work schedule, families to look after, parents who are ill, children who need shuttling from one sports practice  to another, committees that they have volunteered on; on and on it goes.  Suffice to say that it seems everyone is incredibly busy and somehow, in all that busyness they must try to find time for ...

The Psychology of Decision Making

Published on: 2017-06-16 6:28:28 AM | Motivational Letters

(‘The Family Feud’) (adapted from an article by John H. Sklare Ed.D) You can’t change your weight until you change your mind! That is a simple fact of weight loss and wellness. In a nutshell, in order to create real change in your life, you must address more than just the body. You must also address the mind! The physical act of eating always follows the mental decision to eat. It IS a decision. The tricky part about this decision to eat, however, is that it is not always ...

Self Sabotage

Published on: 2017-06-02 7:56:34 AM | Motivational Letters

I am struck by the number of people whose inner talk is one of negativity and sabotage for efforts at weight control. This week, one woman (who has done a magnificent job at losing weight) is into a new and ‘happy’ relationship. However, as the relationship flourishes she finds herself eating more and more. She finds herself out of control with her eating. Is this behavior one of happiness? No. She has had an unsuccessful marriage in the past and some previous partners that did not ...

Mind over Matter

Published on: 2017-05-19 8:04:02 AM | Motivational Letters

This seems to have been a week of people getting back into old habits of extra snacking; especially in the evenings. Trying to discern what has precipitated this behaviour is difficult.  In some cases, there have been obvious stressors (long days at work, family issues etc.), but in many cases, there is no obvious reason other than boredom.  I am guilty of this same eating behaviour.  One would think with the nicer weather and longer sunny days, we would be less bored, more ...