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My Secret to Losing Weight

My Secret to Losing Weight

before & after shots from a 100-pound weight loss

There’s a tease of a title, eh? My latest blog post for Attune went up today, and that secret is the subject. I’m talking about the simple mental shift that made it possible for me to lose 100 pounds. Can you guess what it is? I’ll give you a hint: It requires a maneuver that in football would be highly illegal. Practically impossible.

I didn’t learn this move in a Weight Watchers meeting room. I didn’t pick it up in the pages of a women’s magazine. Nobody clued me in. Circumstances led me to it, after a few months of soul-searching on a therapist’s couch. And I swear to you, if I hadn’t done this one thing, I’m convinced I never would’ve lost the weight.

The best part is, it’s amazingly easy. The kind of thing that’ll make you smack your forehead and say “Now why didn’t I think of that?” And once you try it, your whole weight-loss worldview will change. In fact, I suspect you’ll find other applications for the trick—it works with all kinds of challenges

The secret to losing weight. Once you read it, I’d love to hear what you think. Maybe you’ve already tried my secret? Let me know in the comments, over at Attune.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. it was definitely an inspiring post, taking baby steps is the way to do everything, intermediate goals are a blessing.

    people who are not accustomed to this way of thinking often think I am a bit erratic in my thinking as my intermediate goals may seem completely unrelated but nevertheless all tend to drive towards a central ambition, sort of like a goal pyramid of lots of interrelated goals in steps, beside lots of apparently unrelated goals which all lead to the central theme.

  2. So proud of you Debbie!

    I’m on my own journey of weight loss (I’m proud to say when I was pregnant was not the heaviest I’d ever been in my life) – and I found that like you, you won’t find the answer there in a weight watchers meeting or in a womens mag. I’ve recently read a book called ‘Made to Crave’ by Lisa Terkeurst. And it has really opened my eye up to how weight loss is not just something you can do like a robot. So many of these programs have the right strategies, but overlook the heart, which for me, is where my issue is. Happy, sad, whatever. I find my joy and comfort in food and now I’m tackling that because that was my downfall. I’m seeing progress and I’m just heading for the summit, and seeing how far I get.

    As we say in Australia, “good on ya!”

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