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Is knowledge really power?

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Since yesterday, I have been trying to get my hands on anything I can to motivate me to get back on track. I mean, it seems silly that I have been down this road before and yet, I still end up back here over and over. I should know how to get and keep this weight off and since I know what I need to do, why don't I do it???
In my desperation for motivation, I searched for a podcast for weight loss. This past year I have been listening to Dave Ramsey's podcast and my husband and I have been able to completely turn our finances around. Since then, I have come to realize that I learn best by listening and I am motivated by listening to others success.
I found a couple different podcasts and though I didn't subscribe to one yet, I did download a couple different ones to feel them out. One is the Logical Weight Loss podcast and it is lead by a normal guy who is trying to lose weight. He has a nice voice and a pretty cool personality so I find listening to him enjoyable. I have listened to about 4 20 minute podcasts of his on my commute to work so far. Today, I listened to one that contained an interview with Jillian Michael's responding to the question of why The Biggest Loser contestants seem to put the weight back on. She was motivating as always but put plain and simply basically reiterated that calories in vs. calories out is what determines weight loss and if you eat more calories than your body burns you will gain weight!
That's it??? Can it be that simple? Truth is, it really is that simple and it is Logical. I find that truth hard to swallow because when I admit that it is this simple, then I have to look at my behavior and admit that I am at fault (not my metabolism, or any other reason that would take any blame off of me). As hard as it is to hear, I guess it is what I need to hear, so I will continue to listen to the Logical Weight Loss podcast that uses the tagline "Knowledge is only power when it is acted upon". The power is in my hands, and my hands alone emoticon
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