Monday, July 11, 2011
"Knowledge Does Not Yield Behavior"
While we waited patiently for the ferry to take us back across the San Francisco Bay after the fireworks show, she shared with me how this is a common quote in her field of health education. I love how me just losing weight encourages others to speak up and have conversations with me about health. That never would have happened when I was obese. They now tell me quotes and stories of others who have been successful with their weight loss and health journeys.
I did a quick Google search and there's no information on who originally said this quote.
My interpretation of this quote: just because we know what we should be doing, doesn't mean we are going to do it and change our behaviors.
In regards to my own weight loss and being healthy: just because I have some book-smarts, street-smarts, and a college-degreed brain, doesn't mean I'm going to always make good behavior choices to maintain my 111 pound weight loss.
I know that I should exercise at least 30+ minutes each day, but putting that thought into action and going to Jazzercise after work is the challenge.
I know that I should make good high protein/low-calorie food choices each day, but putting that thought into action and choosing a Greek yogurt for breakfast and not PB&J on toast is the struggle.
I know that I should not eat an entire Dairy Queen Chocolate Brownie Lovers Blizzard, but putting that thought into a behavior of NOT hitting up the drve-thru tonight is the real test for me.
Question for you: How do you overcome your occassional unhealthy food choices or lack of exercise behaviors? How do you get your brain in the right place to be successful? I want to know.
Posted by Lap Band Gal on Monday, July 11, 2011