It's often said "a leopard cannot change his spots" when someone believes he cannot change.
This saying goes all the way back to the bible: "Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots?"(Jeremiah 13:23)
I used to think that being a fat chick was who I was. Fat was me. My obesity was my leopard spots. I truly believed it was impossible for me to be healthy - I'm fat, I have always been fat -so why even try!!
Most people fail at weight loss because they can't change their spots. They go back to their old ways.
The truth is you can change your spots - but only after you believe you can!
Not a dream. Not a hope. Not a wish.
You really need to believe it is real... like those movies around Christmas time!!
Weight loss is more a mental process than a physical one. Your willpower and self-control, and self-esteem are key to your success.
You need to get your mind in shape before you can get your body in shape!
Are you battling depression or self-loathing? Get that taken care of first or you are setting yourself up for failure!
Losing weight isn't a magic bullet that will fix your life. You are loveable and deserve love right now - you don't need to lose weight for that! Do it for your health, that is the only reason that works.