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1. You’ve accepted it as a part of your culture. I.e., being from The South or “the country.” You say things like “this is the only way I know how to cook”, we’re just “big boned”, and “we’re broke; we can’t afford to eat healthier.”
2. You have a food addiction. You accept it because you love the food...it’s your drug of choice. You’re not willing to give it up, even though you know it’s slowly killing you.
3. You won’t work out. You’re okay with modifying your eating habits but “just don’t have time” for exercise. Not even 10 minutes a day.
4. You’re noncommittal. You know what you need to do but you keep cycling back and forth, on again off again. It’s a perpetual cycle.
5. You won’t change your eating habits. Yeah, you work out like a beast, but exercise alone is not enough. And this is not new news.
6. You’re a habitual dieter. No carbs this month and then some drink concoction or pill the next. You know it’s too good to be true, that it won’t really last, but you’d rather case a fairy tale than buckle down, face your demons and do the work required to achieving lasting results.
7. You justify it as your "harmless" guilty pleasure. We like to separate weight issues from people who have problems with street drugs and other undesirables. But all of it is self-destructive behavior so is it really all that different?
8. You’re having an identity crisis. You’re known as “the cake lady”, as someone who can “burn in the kitchen” or “put her foot in it,” and that's ingrained in who you are. It's a part of your identity.
9. You’ve bought into the Big Beautiful Woman movement lock stock and barrel. Yes, beauty does come in all shapes and sizes but eating poorly and not making time for exercise is not cute and shortens your life span. Not only that, are you really happy with how you look? Or are you just pretending?
10. You’re a procrastinator. You’re always looking for the “perfect” time to start and as a result never get started. You’ve got to start on a Monday, at the beginning of the month, after vacation, after you get the kids back in school…the list just goes on and on.
Do you see yourself in any of the 10 reasons? If so, it’s time to step up and put your big girl/big boy pants on and deal with these issues. Remember you can’t change what you don’t acknowledge.
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