YOU CONTROL WHAT YOU PAY ATTENTION TO…

July 19th, 2012

The people who weighed themselves every day were much more successful at keeping their weight from creeping back up. They were less likely to go on eating binges, and they didn’t show any signs of disillusion or distress from their daily confrontation with the scale. For all the peculiar challenges to losing weight, one of the usual strategies is still effective: the more carefully and frequently you monitor yourself, the better you’ll control yourself. p. 231

From Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney

Previously…

Found in my electronic chapbook.

2 Responses to “YOU CONTROL WHAT YOU PAY ATTENTION TO…”

  1. Adam Harvey says:

    For me, personally, I do better when I don’t weigh myself. But I rationalized it thusly: Eat healthier (stuff & portion sizes) and you’ll lose weight. So I expend the willpower on that and weigh myself when I remember to do so. (Down to 191 this morning!)

  2. Jeff Hess says:

    Good morning Adam,

    That’s awesome. Mazel tov!

    Do all you can to make today a good day,

    Jeff

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