Dr. Posner's Blog
July 6, 2011 - 0 Comments »
There is no question that others around you influence your behaviors just as your influences theirs. This is most definitely true when it comes to health and eating behaviors. If everyone around that dinner table takes a pass on dessert there is little chance that you will be the only one to indulge. Hanging around people who are striving for healthy behavior patterns will go a long way in helping your efforts. Whether it be an exercise group or other group venture to focus on health instead of derailing eating activities, try to align yourself with those who are making health and happiness a priority.
July 5, 2011 - 0 Comments »
Effective weight loss efforts requires the effectiver management of your time…planning and executing your meal strategies, ensuring that you are not making eating decisions on the run, carving out exercise time…all of these are required for your efforts to be successful. The environment is insensitive to your efforts to lose weight. There will be traps and landmines all around you. Managing your time and scheduling your meals/exercise will go a long way in ensuring your efforts will be successful.
July 4, 2011 - 0 Comments »
I was at a 4th of July event last night which included fireworks. The place was jammed. When it started raining many people who were outside started streaming back inside. I was observing the faces of the people who had weight control issues as they were trying to navigate around the throngs of people. There clearly was a strained look that implied a strong sensation of discomfort. Saying “excuse me” countless times as they tried to fit between people was clearly embarrassing. Exoanding this to going down an airline aisle, trying to walk past seated people at a movie theatre or sports venue…all of these situations are made stressful for the overweight person. Losing weight allows social situations to be easier and more fun/less stressful. Yet another benefit of your weight loss efforts.
July 3, 2011 - 0 Comments »
Achieving, “Type A” people tend to push and challenge themselves incerssantly. Usually this self-challenging involves succeeeding at higher and higher levels in business. As we chase the business dreams we sometimes forget about ourselves, meaning our health. Take your weight loss effort as a personal challenge and focus on these efforts. Tehy will only help your other professional pursuits and goals.
July 2, 2011 - 0 Comments »
Just got back from taking Jake the yellow lab for a long walk. I passed a mother and her child and the mommy said to her daughter: “oh look…its a Marley dog.” Of course, the reference was to the movie Marley and Me with Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston. The movie followed the aging of a yellow lab with his family. A very heart warming film with of course a very sad ending as the dog passes. At the end of the movie Own Wilso does a narration which basically said” “Dogs love you whether you are young or old, rich or poor, handsome or plain. If you give them your heart they will give you theirs.” The concept of unequivocal love..
Do weight issues affect others attitude toward the weight challenged person? Does the supervisor think of the overweight employee less often for professinal growth? Do spouses lose physical interest? Do others treat the weight-affected person differently on other levels? Unfortunately, the answer is often 'yes”. “Unequivocal love” does not exist as often in humans as we would like it to. Reality is that your weight control will change others perception of you.