Losing Weight is Like the Stock Market

September 22, 2007 · 5 comments

When you look at the long term performance of the stock market the trend is clear - it goes up. This chart looks amazingly like my weight gain over the years where you don’t really notice it at any given point but once 20 years have passed you see the trend. And it’s up!

One key to weight loss is to realize that the reverse is true as well. This journey is like the flip side of that stock chart - steady progression, with the occasional bumps in the road, but all leading toward a downward trend.

Remember that when you have a bad day or even a bad week - you need to focus on the long term trend.

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Rachel B. September 22, 2007 at 11:45 am

That is a great perspective. I really need to hear this right now. Thanks

john September 22, 2007 at 8:59 pm

“once 20 years have passed you see the trend.”

For some of us it goes much faster. And that is often a good thing.

Sarah September 23, 2007 at 8:41 am

It’s so true. Weight loss is a marathon, not a sprint and it’s a long term investment!

Angela September 23, 2007 at 2:26 pm

Thanks. I am really appreciating this post this week.

john - from fat to fit September 25, 2007 at 7:00 am

Glad to hear the (analogy, metaphor? I never remember which is which) resonated. Equally glad nobody pointed out that the market can crash and take a long time to recover!!

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