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What You've Been Doing: Silently stewing about how hard and unfair losing weight can be (and, for the record, we agree that it's far from easy)
Try This Instead: Remind yourself that this process is your choice
"Pay attention to thoughts like 'Why do I have to do this?' or 'It's not fair that I can't have that.' Both suggest an external force pushing you to make certain choices. There is no external force; it's all coming from within you. This simple but profound mental shift can free you from resistance to change. Once you have that energy freed it up, you can use it resist more important things, like those chocolate donuts that someone just put in the office lounge. —Michelle Funez, Diary of an Aspiring Loser; lost 85 pounds