Weight Loss Limitations: Are They Real?

Have you ever heard of people writing their own personal obituaries even while they are still alive?  Sounds morbid I know, but it has a point.MyGoal #012 illultration - typewriter

It’s easy to think your life has no meaning, or you haven’t done anything noteworthy, but is this really true?  Writing your own obituary gives you a chance to reflect on your life and remember the highlights.  How do you want to be remembered?

Maybe obituary is not the right word.  Let’s call it a Celebration of Life writing exercise.  Now is the time to write your own personal triumph story. Highlight the good stuff!  Here are a few guidelines to get you started:

 

Write 5 things in your life that make you the most proud:

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Next, write 3 of your favorite memories:

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Now, write 5 characteristics you love about yourself that you would love for other people to remember about you too:

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Finally, think of at least one situation in your life, you did not think you would endure or survive, and write about it here (What got you through?):

We all have a story.  Many of us think ours is not worth telling.  But it is.  This is an opportunity to rewrite your past in a way that feels good, and in so doing will give you more confidence and authority to write your future.  Do you know what you want your future to look like?  Now is a good time to start thinking about it, so you can write it in a new way.  It is never too late, and the pen is in your hands.

If you have struggled to lose weight in the past, now is a good time to rewrite your story.  It doesn’t have to be hard anymore.  Take some time to write just 5 sentences of your new successful weight loss story.  Your motivation to lose weight could reside in your new story.

Here is one last idea to consider as you write.  Imagine yourself arriving at the end of your life and looking back to evaluate.  What is the one thing you would regret the most not having done?

Sit with this awhile.  It is a BIG question!  It might highlight some important insights to add more value to your life.  In fact the answer to this question alone could catapult you in a whole new direction.  Wouldn’t it be great if it led to massive weight loss success too?

It’s certainly possible, so what are you waiting for?  Write and live your own happy ending!