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just sayin’ … what would you attempt

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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.
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    The quilt is beautiful . . . what a great gift!!

    And yes -- how we choose to view the past is so key to moving forward.

    Sorry if your feelings have been hurt (I hope not by me): and it's great for all of us to remember that written communication misses out on all the "body language", facial expression, tone of voice etc. that can make intentions clearer . . .
    34 days ago
    What a beautiful quilt!
    Tough decisions ahead. I'm thinking of Christmas in July, hoping things will be better is July.

    Tough talk from Steve, but sometimes tough talk is what we need.
    34 days ago
    That is a beautiful quilt.
    34 days ago
  • SPICY23
    What would I attempt? ... ... ... the list is endless.... ...
    We impose our limits and quietly accept our limitations creating the bars of our cages. Why do we do this to ourselves? Is this part of the 'manners' we were taught as kids? Dare we rise up and rebel for our own sakes? To boldly go where we have not imagined?

    2020 Covid Holidays ... ... ... no right answers or solutions ... ... ... maybe it's the Grinch's fault?

    Peace and Care
    35 days ago
    Absolutely. I learn best from my screw-ups!

    Love the quilt... you have talents!
    35 days ago
    Your quilt work is lovely! Great skills. My mother quilted beautiful things, too. I own a quilt my great grandmother started in the late 1930's which my grandmother then finally my mom completed. I get to enjoy it!

    Holidays. Our bubble is DD2 and her hubby; not so much the one with grandkids...sports teams, in-person school and day care for the littlest...Miss "I'm Not Wearing My Mask". I want to have Christmas with them next year so will wave hi from the car.
    It's tough.

    Lessons learned. Do they stick? That's my hard part...You go, girl!
    35 days ago
    Beautiful quilt!
    We all face painful decisions about the upcoming holidays.😟
    I for one am happy to witness your resolve and your journey...you did it before, you can do it again!
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    35 days ago
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    35 days ago
    Thank you. Enjoy your blog
    35 days ago
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