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People Can Change

Saturday, January 16, 2010

When I was younger I was convinced soccer was the stupidest sport ever invented. The whole concept of offside seemed like penalizing someone for being smart enough to hang around the goal. Fast forward to 2010 and I have been a soccer referee for 9 years and just joined an adult league. If my television is on it is usually on Fox Soccer Channel. Obviously I realized my mistake and love soccer.

I went through another change recently. My dad hated country music and convinced me that I hated it too. But everyone I know listens to country and I kept finding myself exposed to it; at first getting upset about it but later humming along to the songs. I emailed all my country listening friends and asked them to send me their top 10 favorite songs. I downloaded them and dedicated my entire 10 day holiday break to nothing but country listening. Now all I can say is why was I so stupid as to have wasted 44 years of my life not listening to country? I am so thankful to my friends that refused to change the dial and insisted I just give it one more try.

But this got me to thinking about my weight loss journey and if I can change. I want to make a lifestyle change and make it permanent this time. If I could learn to love a sport I thought was stupid and learn to love a music I had been taught to hate then shouldn’t I be able to change how I perceive food? I get excited at the sight of a spread of food and my eating at company sponsored lunches is near legendary. I want to be the guy who is known as being annoyingly healthy. I want to be the guy that orders the chicken with no skin at a restaurant and walks away from the donuts and bagels that people bring into the office. And after examining the changes I have made thus far I believe I can do and I believe other people can do it too.

Wish me luck!
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    A few changes in your thinking can lead to a paradigm shift for your life! I feel like I'm getting my 3rd degree (unofficially) b/c all the time and research I'm spending on food. The concept of eating to live instead of living to eat is finally sinking into my head and learning how food can be used for medicinal purposes has lead me to think about food differently (not just a source of pleasure and gluttony). After learning how incredible certain food is for your body, I've come to eat things like celery (which I normally abhor!!), cauliflower, grapefruit (yuck!) just b/c I KNOW it's soo good for my body and my body needs it. You sound like you're getting there too. You're developing an openess which is all you need. Good luck my friend. Glad to see you're back!
    4038 days ago
    Best of luck we are there for you through this journey, and BTW County Music is the best.
    4059 days ago
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    Wishing you the best! You can do it. Glad you are enjoying county music. I'm not a fan but there are certain country artistx I love and will buy just about anything they put out. Music is great for the soul!
    4059 days ago
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