The Serotonin-Plus Weight Loss Blog: Good Luck
Posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 10:24am - 0 Comments »
Do you believe in luck? Are certain things that happen in life controlled by some mystical, undefined force? Are some people “lucky” and others “unlucky”? If you do believe in the concept of “luck” can you change your luck? Some people have ritualistic behaviors that they use…wearing a certain outfit to an interview, avoiding certain activities on Friday the 13th, etc. I believe that people make their own ‘luck”. I remember as an internal medicine resident, there were certain doctors who would get crushed their nights on call and while they were in charge of the medicine wards.. They would carry many people on their service and have to work many more hours than other residents. To an extent, it was really their lack of good organization skills that created these busy wards for them. By not efficiently taking care of the patients, the census grew to uncontrollable levels. I don’ think that “luck” had anything to do with the fact they seemed more overworked than others. Whats does this have to do with weight loss? Here goes: Losing weight will affect positively life’s events. Whether it be a promotion, a raise at work, new found friends, etc. Your successful weight loss will set you up for more positive events in life. And just like the concept in sports where they call a situation where a referee does not throw a penalty flag a good “non call”, your weight loss will also result in less chance of having a medical issue develop…. a non “bad luck” situation. Good health is considered good luck, but in fact, it is your efforts to keep yourself healthy that will improve your chances at good health. Genetics and other untoward events are of course not under your control and I suppose it is ‘good luck” to be born to parents who have very healthy family histories of not having cancers, heart disease etc. Try it out. Lose that weight and see if your “luck” changes!