Wednesday, August 12

8/12 weight loss thoughts

I've done a fair amount of reading on Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-step recovery-type programs in general. One aspect of them that I agree is crucial to 'sanity' (as they call it) is helping others. It's enshrined right there in Step 12:
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.
Reading in this field teaches that step 12 is not just about altruism. It's also importantly about helping others as a means of working the program ourselves. Helping others to find 'sanity' helps us to stay sane ourselves.

So, talking about my weight loss and encouraging others has become part of the method to my madness. Let's help one another to get there!

Diary

Doing fine. Similar reading on the scale, but looking for it to come back down and there will be no semi-binge day off to follow it this time. Getting all of my exercise in like a big dog ;-)

Also started 'The Weigh Down Diet' today, which Tia recommends so highly. Very good so far (though probably off-putting for those who are not comfortable in Evangelicalism (even other Christians)). Looking forward to reading more and will share in this forum.
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