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just sayin’ … I gotta be ME

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Good day yesterday. We painted the kitchen and the dining area after Hubby cut in all the edges several weeks back while I was feeling poorly. The plan is to re-paint everything today. Pfff on the one-coat and done paint. We did have a much better ease of painting. DS1 said the outside temps have a lot to do with the ease of painting, drying and curing. Yesterday the high was 51* … today snow and a high of 30*.

With no blood pressure meds for two weeks … my BP is 130/83. Not bad.

More from Steve #84:

Fat people are products of middle-class programming.
Fit people are products of world-class programming.

Fat people aren’t fat because they’re less educated or intelligent than fit people. They’re fat because they’ve bought into the middle-class programming of the masses. Some well-known psychologists and other influential mental health professionals are publicly advising fat people to accept their fate and stop berating themselves. In essence, they’re being told to give up because they’re not tough enough to get fit.

Advising not to have too high of an expectation for their lives, lest they be disappointed and end up unhappy. They imply that most of us aren’t mentally tough enough to fight for what we want and persist until we get it, so we shouldn’t expect too much and simply be glad we have a roof over our head and clothes on our backs.

The average person speaks at a rate of 150-200 words per minute. The average person’s self-talk is about 1,300 words per minute.

This tells us that the real power of programming lies in the way we talk to ourselves all day long. Our self-talk is a significant agent of change we can all employ.

Critical Thinking Question: Are you ready to let go of the middle-class programming that allowed you to get fat, and accept full responsibility for all of your future results.???

Action Step: Start listening to world-class beliefs and philosophies every day until they are programmed into your conscious and sub-conscious minds.

Makes me think of the coach telling his athlete … YOU can succeed. YOU got this. He doesn’t mutter … do the best you can, it’s OK if you lose, everyone will still love you.

Many of you know Hubby and I took on home improvement projects. You also know that I love Hubby beyond … words.

We have lived in our lovely home for 21+ years. We didn’t tackle projects coz … we didn’t have the money. We didn’t know how to do XYG. We couldn’t agree. It would be too … hard.

My brain is exploding the whole time … coz I’m not afraid to … fail??? I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty??? Or my ego???

So, we started and stopped and started and stopped. Just like me losing weight. I get fired up, frustrated with my size and yucky feeling … and then stop. Start. Stop.

The last several weeks have been taken up with medicine issues … yet I have laid the foundation of … I’m not gonna fail.

What would you attempt if you KNEW you would not fail???

It’s time to be … ME.


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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    Such a fun blog!!

    You are making solid progress on the home improvements;


    You are making solid progress on the fit improvements!!

    So nice that you will be living in the body you want


    living in the house you want!!
    63 days ago
    I talk to myself all the time now. Never did in my younger years. Maybe no one else listens.

    "They’re fat because they’ve bought into the middle-class programming of the masses."

    Somewhere in there is the fashion industry creating pretty clothes for us big girls that make us feel good we can wear them. I'm not knocking the fashion. I'm concerned about the re-sizing done by the industry!
    Others here have said the same. I have a pair of size 16 pants in my drawer I can't get into, bought in my thinner years, circa 2000. I'm wearing size 16 now, at least 20 pounds heavier! Sewing patterns for my "size 16" from the '80's I couldn't fit on my left leg!!!!!!!!

    If I KNEW I wouldn't fail?
    Run for a government office. I can save the world is someone would just let me!
    63 days ago
    If one KNEW one would not fail? Sky's the limit, eh? emoticon
    63 days ago
    emoticon Cool Blog!! I like how you let your thoughts roam, and how you reflect on concepts that grab you. I have never heard of Steve, or of the concept Fat people are products of middle-class programming. I’m curious now, wondering did Steve grow up in a middle class environ, or was he a member of the gilded gold upper class?

    63 days ago
    Wow! Had no idea the WPM was so much faster for self-talk. Eye opening!

    Glad that the painting was a bit easier this go-'round.

    63 days ago
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    That’s my sister on the right!!
    63 days ago
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