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Your Choice: Interested or Committed?

[ 2 ] 01/24/2013 |

Karena’s fabulous post the other day about not quitting now that the newness of the new year is starting to wane a bit, got me thinking about something I have read several times on my weight loss journey in my travels on various websites and message boards: the difference of being interested in weight loss and a healthy lifestyle and of being committed to weight loss and a healthy life style.  Perhaps you have seen it. It’s from Linda Spangle’s “100 Days of Weight Loss.”

I am printing out this list and putting it somewhere where I can see it every single day. One on the fridge and one in the office for good measure.

Interested vs. Committed

People who are interested in losing weight:
  • Stick with it until something better comes along
  • Take action only if they “feel like” doing it
  • Need to see results in order to stay motivated
  • Blame people or circumstances for their struggles
  • Easily give up when they face challenges
People who are committed to losing weight:
  • Stick with their plans no matter what
  • Take action whether they feel like doing it or not
  • Assume that if they stay motivated, results will follow
  • Take responsibility for their own actions
  • Keep going in spite of challenges and setback

Which are you? Are you interested? Or are you committed?

Let’s hear from you in the comments!

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  • Sarah

    I’d say I’m smack dab in the middle right now. Guess it’s time to own up.

  • Paula Johnstonbaugh

    I used to be interested and I lost 50 pounds doing WW. I started gaining it back and quit going. That was 9 years ago. This time around I’m committed and I’ve lost 56 pounds in the 1st year and I’ve maintained for another year. It hasn’t always been easy, but I am committed to keep it off this time.