Our night time temps will be in the low 20s all week. Coz we didn’t get to go to Texas and give DS1 his birthday present … the quilt I made … we put it on our bed. Shhh … don’t tell him. The pattern is Carpenter’s Wheel. He is a foreman for a construction company that builds/remodels hospitals, schools and cancer centers. The blue is for him and the pink is for his beloved wife.
He wants us to come to Texas for Thanksgiving.
DD sold her home in St Louis. Now to narrow down the choices for their next bigger home … still in St Louis a million miles away. She wants us to come for Christmas.
What to do, what to do???
Hubby and I are at opposite ends of the decision. He’s using his head … I’m using my heart.
More from Steve #67:
Fat people allow failures of the past to hold them back.
Fit people use failure to move forward.
One of the thought patterns fat people fall into is assuming their future will be the same as their past. They’ve tried dozens of diets, lost weight and gained it back. They started to exercise, then got out of the habit and went back to their old ways. They wallow in their feelings of failure and are reluctant to commit to another diet, believing it will be a replay of the past.
Fit people know the past doesn’t equal the future. They know how bad being fat feels, and they decide they never want to experience that pain again. Every time they feel like cheating, they remember how it felt when they quit their last diet and the secret shame they silently suffered.
The past can’t be changed, but the way we perceive it can. It’s in your control. It’s up to you.
Critical Thinking Question: Do you believe it’s possible to use your failures of the past as a springboard for future success???
Action Step: Decide today to let go of the fear of failing on your diet and move forward with the self-assurance of a champion. Remember your success in this process is completely up to you. Just for today, act like it’s impossible to fail, and experience what it's like to live your life with world-class confidence.
Remember Mtn Kitten, your success in this process is completely up to you!!!
I’m on a roll here … exercising and eating sensibly. I’ve done some tough talkin’ here on Sparks … and hurt a few feelings … I’m sorry. And even tougher talkin’ to myself … and I’ve gotten my feelings hurt, too.
I am gonna learn from my past … mishaps. Losing 100 pounds and then re-finding most of them is a very, very hard lesson.
But I see where I … went wrong. I have learned the lessons. And stuffed them into my tool bag to get all these pounds off … for good … and be the best ME.
I can apologize for the past … but I can’t change it.
I can learn from it and carry-on.
Change your mind … and the rest WILL follow.
Coz … I want to be ME.
• Detach from the numbers.
**Within this blog is my longwinded thoughts based on my reading and humble understanding of Steve Siebold’s Die Fat or Get Tough and years and years and years of searching for thinness and … self-peace.