Boy, I had no idea of how many excuses I make every single day. This tools program is guiding me to taking personal responsibility for my exercise program, the food I eat and how I respond to others. I wonder why they don't teach this stuff in school. How different my life might have been if I had taken a tools course in high school or college. Still, it's not over until it's over so I have some life left to live and I intend to do it without excuses. Some of what I used to say are: "I'm fat because I eat but I eat because I am in pain" - "I can't exercise because my joints are too swollen and it hurts me".....Enough already. I am not a child who needs a candy when I skin my knee. I cannot improve my level of fitness until I am willing to participate. Three balanced weighed meals a day are my daily plan and I can exercise on the treadmill and bike for a minimum of 30 minutes every day. So far, so good. Today is day 24 and already I am feeling stronger, more positive and healthier. Pain lives here but it is not worse and I believe it might be somewhat better as of today.
I keep seeing your profile pic, and just had to comment about your progress. I'm a member of SparkPeople, but I noticed that I was getting burnt out. I joined up with TTL, and I learned that IF I wanted to lose weight...that I would have! I never thought of it that way! All these years of playing the victim, making excusing, blaming others. All just a cop-out! So now I don't have an "excuse!"
Seriously, though, I think that the TOOLS will help us deal with all aspects of our lives. It's brilliant, but simple!