Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter Egg on Your Face?

Easter is over and the candy aisle at my local supermarket are stocked with 70% off items. Boy, in the past I would have totally stocked up.

I had to laugh as I watched a couple--both thin, by the way--having loads of fun "stocking up."

The big difference was they were buying 1 bag of candy and a couple Cadbury eggs--not lots of bags and the entire stash of eggs!

This is how people who are thin think and behave. A good lesson for me.

Chocolate freezes, right?

The funniest part was the guy actually suggested they get another bag--"it will freeze, won't it?" I couldn't resist and said, yes it freezes, but it will never make it to the freezer. The lady totally busted up and he said, "You're right, it probably won't make it through the weekend!"

The biggest difference isn't that they don't enjoy eating candy, it is they know it is not the best decision for their body and that they will regret it later. They will feel physically ill and so they choose to restrict what they bring into the house as a way to do a favor to themselves.

Pretty smart.

Do yourself a favor, and follow their example for weight loss success!

To your healthy, energetic and slender body--you deserve it!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Facebook vs Blog for Weight Loss Success Community

I'm curious. Do you like Facebook?

Do you use it for more than sharing photos and thoughts with friends and family?

Do you connect with other people, people you maybe have not met before?

If you are reading weight loss success blogs, like this one, would you be interested in information on Facebook also. Would you prefer to see information on Facebook (if so, why) or do you like finding blogs that are independent of the big FB...does it make a difference at all to you?

You see, I have a Facebook page...I actually "claimed" the Refuse To Diet name quite some time ago, but just recently built a page on it. I'd love to know what you think...

Things I like about Facebook:
  1. it is super easy to share inspiring thoughts and messages from lots of great leaders. Since mindset is so important for weight loss success, I like to follow people who are positive thinkers, who uplift and empower us.
  2. it is easy to put up quick snippets
Things I'm not thrilled with about Facebook:
  1. it is easy to get lost and spend a lot of time there wandering the maze of interesting (and mundane) thoughts
  2. it changes all the time...maybe I'm showing my age, but do we really HAVE to change everything so often--it gives me a headache, makes me frustrated...and I feel dumb. None of those things are good for my weight loss success
Which camp are you in: Facebook Fanatic or Foe?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Weight Loss Blogs Not Created Equal

I noticed today that I have not been doing a good job of keeping my blogroll up. Truth be told, I haven't been blogging as much as in the past, so I guess that should not be a surprise.

What is a surprise is how many of the blogs are no longer active. Hmm.

Why is that a surprise?

After all, achieving weight loss success is something that most people just can't takes does blogging about it (or about any topic for that matter.)

Some of the blogs that were pretty active in the past have converted to just being a vehicle to sell this pill or that potion. In other cases the person has moved on to a different topic.

I have found a few new blogs that are active that I enjoy. Most notably, Keeping the Pounds Off--which celebrates Jane's 220 pound loss--CONGRATS Jane!

The funniest "weight loss success" blog that I found is obviously filled with content from a 'robot' as opposed to a real, live, human-type being of flesh and blood (sometimes we have more flesh than we want, but better than a bot any day when it comes to understanding food issues!) The headline for the latest post reads "County Boards are bloated and Refuse to Diet"--HA! Great title, but hardly relevant!

So thanks to the REAL people like Jane who are out there, blogging, spreading the word, getting healthy, and commenting on other REAL blogs!