When Weight Loss Is not Weight Loss

When Weight Loss Isn't Weight Loss

I’m still emotionally attached to the podcasts I recorded with Stuart Wilson. Stuart has come up with so many tricks that I try to piece the puzzle together.

Which puzzle?

The puzzle of life.

And as life would have it, this is no ordinary puzzle. It is made up of thousands of parts, has a jigsaw on each side, and to make it almost impossible, some of the parts change shape.

If I gave you such a puzzle and didn’t tell you about its complexity and challenge, I don’t doubt the level of frustration and, indeed, anger it would cause.

However, if you were familiar with the rules of this puzzle, at least you will know what to expect and the challenge will be less stressful.

So it is with life, and if we can understand some of the key pieces then we will be better able to absorb them as they change shape. Related to the three Stuart podcasts, some of these critical pieces are:

  • habitat
  • Offer
  • Embedding
  • inwardness
  • Integrated
  • Red zones
  • Susceptible
  • Willingness to take risks

Any number of people will set out to lose weight, mostly in unstructured and non-evidence-based ways. Weight loss is celebrated, but it is short-lived. In most cases, the weight gain occurs again and is now associated with frustration and anger.

That’s what I mean when I say when weight loss isn’t weight loss.

Unless you investigate the habits, behaviors, and attitudes that are causing the problem, you will not achieve long-term weight management. It’s called weight management because the key is keeping the weight off that you’ve lost.

Stuart told me offline about an 80-year-old man who went to his clinic to reconnect with his 60-year-old son he had separated from. Stuart worked on the concept of bidding (along with other pieces of the puzzle) to make the bridge building effective.

The point of all of the above is that it is important to spend time studying. No matter how old you are, there are life lessons you can take with you and apply to your own life or perhaps the life of someone very close to you.

Please accept my invitation to take the time to listen to the podcasts. Here is the link again.


Have a nice weekend until next Friday and keep it up.


For last week’s Motivate Me, click here – Trapped in the Interiority Stage?


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