The world is not necessarily going to rush to support you. You will definitely face temptation along the way. Those Golden Arches will gleam and beckon you inside for just one helping of burger, fries, and a shake. Those poker friends will urge you to "just live a little". Those doughnuts will still arrive on the conference table at work. And that chocolate cream pie will still be placed in front of you at a dinner party. "I made this just for you. One bite won't kill you!" Your emotions will vie to control your food intake. Bad days will beg you to dive headfirst into a pint of Häagen-Dazs.
In the end, though, this is about you, and only you can make it happen. Please don't be discouraged by this notion. You ought to feel quite the opposite: Your health and well-being, including your attitude, are all under your influence. You're in charge of your brain. You're in charge of the way you think about things, the way you react to things, and the way you talk to yourself and others about things.
from a talk by Franklin House, M.D. with Stuart Seale, M.D., called, Nature vs. Nurture in the Development of Disease
We're headed into the new month of September. Has the world been rushing to support your healthy habits this past summer? Some of us have encountered great support - I'm thinking especially of Dee encountering exercise folks who are monitoring her and encouraging, or saying, "sit down" when needed.
Can you think of those who support your health choices when you need it, or when the rest of the world is not on your side?
Can you think of people/incidents, however well-meaning, that trip you up?
Maybe more important, how are YOU are being a good example or supporting somebody else, helping to avoid the pitfalls WITH them? Are you talking to others and reacting to things as a good example?