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Does a sense of humour help with weight loss????

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Well, fellow-Sparkers, I for one am getting rather discouraged about the snail's pace of my weight loss. I know, I know....I should focus on non-scale victories, how much better I am eating, how much more activity I can do (I honestly don't know how much more I can do and how much less I can eat without having a nervous breakdown!!) So rather than throw in the towel completely and take up residence in the local bakery, I have joined Spark Coach's Plateau Busting Program. I continue to faithfully use the trackers and do all the suggested activities. Is is working?? No, not yet, my dear ones.
So today, it came to me that one of my strengths has always been my sense of humour (or denial, depending on your point of view!). If it worked for Norman Cousins (he laughed his way out of a serious illness), could it work for weight loss as well? I am going to conduct a little experiment and see what happens. For instance, I will write more blogs telling you how I was able to use that humour and will update my status with humourous quotes etc.
At the very least, I will feel better about this journey and perhaps even if one of you smiles, it might stop you devouring that jelly donut and inspire you to go for that walk!

So on that note, here is my closing quote:

“And laugh, just laugh! You might even lose some weight. And after all, it’s a hell of a lot easier to laugh than go jogging. Especially when your margarita keeps sloshing out of your glass.” ~ Shirley Best aka Zandra Bell

Take care of yourselves, but not too seriously,
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    2015 days ago
    If you really want a laugh, look up 'Fluffy', he will have you at least rolling on the floor.
    2015 days ago
    Kathy, You are truly funny. I look forward reading your future blogs! Don't give up whatever you do!!!!!! ;o)
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