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Love It Or Loath It? Why Self-Awareness Is The Real Key To Weight Loss | Body for Wife

Love It Or Loath It? Why Self-Awareness Is The Real Key To Weight Loss

Spent some time feeling inferior, standing in front of my mirror. – Rod Stewart, Every Picture Tells a Story I am not quite Chewbacca. But it doesn’t bother me. In fact, when I’m in the shower and look down at the wall of hair, I think: I can dig it.

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The Exercise Myth | Body for Wife

James Fell on FaceBook Sun, Aug 6, 2017:

“For years I’ve extolled the virtues of exercise as a way to control your eating behaviors and sculpt your physique into something that looks great and performs amazing feats. And I have been wrong.”

The Exercise Myth

Even though I smelled bad enough to knock a buzzard off a gut pile, the people in the medical tent of the 2013 Victoria Marathon were kind and caring. One paramedic even let me use his cell to make a long-distance call to my wife, who was watching via Internet…

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To Lose Weight, You Need To Stop Lying To Yourself | Body for Wife

To Lose Weight, You Need To Stop Lying To Yourself

Many want to lose weight. And keep it off. Let’s not forget that “keep it off” part. I just didn’t want the title of this piece to get too long. So, what are these lies people tell themselves about weight loss? Is it about ignoring calories because they’re totally, like,…

The video James fell says you may wish to watch but then parenthetically says is no longer available can be found here:

To Lose Weight, You Need To Stop Lying To Yourself

Many want to lose weight. And keep it off. Let’s not forget that “keep it off” part. I just didn’t want the title of this piece to get too long. So, what are these lies people tell themselves about weight loss? Is it about ignoring calories because they’re totally, like,…

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How Penn Jillette Lost over 100 Lbs and Still Eats Whatever He Wants | Big Think

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How to Lose a Pound a Day | Body for Wife

Slow and steady really does win the race.

How to Lose a Pound a Day

Warning: This story contains barf. Maybe a wee bit of cussin’ too. Most of you know I make fun of ridiculous weight loss claims made by people who really suck at math. But as I write these words, my deficit for the last 24 hours is approximately 4,000 calories. At this…

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Losing weight in 10 easy steps – and why you shouldn’t do an Ironman | Mountain Bike Trailer Park

Mountain Bike Trailer Park: Losing weight in 10 easy steps – and why you shouldn’t do an Ironman

I recently posted a huge personal victory on FaceBook. Specifically, I posted that I had officially reached 100 pounds of weight loss. This post got a lot of likes. In fact, more than any post I have ever done. Apparently, I touched a nerve. Since then, I also completed my first half Ironman race.

Things I’ll take away from this fellows experience:

  • “…For cardio, I do short, high intensity workouts a couple times a week. This builds speed and really ramps up the calorie burn. And, a couple times a week I do longer, slower cardio workouts. This helps endurance and is generally more fun than high intensity work. “
  • “…To stay motivated (and this is the hardest part), I enter races and events.” [Twenty years ago that was a big motivator for me. Time to resurrect it. The BHAG.]
  • “…What do you like? Swimming? Hiking? Bird-watching? Look for events that are enjoyable to you. Then register and pay for them. Put them on your calendar. Now you’ve got a reason to train and you have skin in the game.”
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Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit | TED Talk | TED.com

Judson Brewer: A simple way to break a bad habit

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us.

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The Difference Between Inspiring and Shaming | Body for Wife

The Difference Between Inspiring and Shaming

Image source. You are a singularly unique individual. Just like everyone else. I don’t dig this whole special snowflake syndrome where everyone needs to be handled with kid gloves. Some people are awesome, and others just suck. If you go through life thinking the world owes you something wonderful, then…

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Psychology has identified three mindsets shared by people who actually follow through on their goals — Quartz

A sense of belonging is key.

Psychology has identified three mindsets shared by people who actually follow through on their goals

I’ve never been an athletic or active person. My entire history of sports involved one season of track in high school and a brief flirtation with what I thought was a yoga studio but turned out to be more of a cult. But then, in my mid-30s, I had two children and gained 30 pounds….

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Taryn Brumfitt & The Body Image Movement

An interesting website and Twitter account worth exploring and following. Taryn Brumfitt is a mother of 3, a writer, speaker and Founder of The Body Image Movement. Her goal is to harness and facilitate positive body image activism by teaching women the value and power of loving their bodies…from the inside out!

Home – Body Image Movement

Exploring the global issue of body loathing, inspiring us to change the way we feel about ourselves and think about our bodies. Taryn Brumfitt Founder

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