Well, my last blog was very personal for me. Sadly, there are tons and tons of us who didn’t come from Leave It to Beaver households. Oh, how I wanted to run away from home and live with the Waltons. Why didn’t I ???
Well … that leads into RuthieBear’s question … what’s holding you back???
I’ve had several days to marinate on this question … but I’m still stalled. Hahahaha … I crack myself up … get it, stalled, holding you back, stalled. Ok … I’ll quit stalling; I mean farting around.
I wrote this on a much admired Sparker’s blog recently without editing myself … just let the feelings flow:
Suffering through changing long standing behaviors is TOUGH. Certain behaviors may have served me at the time … but very quickly became self-sabotaging. Short term suffering/uncomfortableness to change those behaviors … is doable.
Short term suffering to change is easier than the long term / recycling suffering of being over weight.
Dang !!! All this whining about not getting to do what I want at any given meal … sounds so … ummm, bratty. Feeling deprived and punished, diet mentality, woe is me !!!
The struggle/uncomfortableness comes from doing things … differently than you mindlessly do what you have always done that is NOT working.
When in actuality … if I would just follow the rules for an entire year that I broke repeatedly for ages and ages … I would be at my goal weight. A weight I have chased for decades now.
Do your training.
Run the race.
Cross the finish line
Get your trophy.
Dang, girl. Why are you making this harder than it truly is??? You ate for allllll the wrong reasons. Now … eat for the right reasons. Just follow the rules.
Eat when physically hungry.
Choose foods that fuel your body.
Chew your food s-l-o-w-l-y and mindfully … enjoying it.
Stop when comfortably full.
In the words of OverWorkedJanet … Let's allow ourselves to get this right.
More exerts from Steve #98:
Fat people allow others to knock them off track.
Fit people know how to say no.
Fit people know the importance of blocking out negative influences and learning to ignore the opinions of middle-class thinkers.
That’s why fit people get comfortable saying no to even the slightest compromise in their diet.
The question every fat person must ask themselves is: am I willing to stand up for myself and stick to the diet, or give someone else the power to reinforce my old losing habits???
Fit people have learned how to say no to themselves and others.
Critical Thinking Question: Have you learned how to say no to people who may unknowingly try to knock you off track???
Action Step: Make a decision to distance yourself from people who refuse to support you in your fitness goals. Your life is at stake, and this calls for drastic measures. Just say no to spending time with people unless they are in harmony with your biggest goals and dreams.
Ummm … you may have noticed I am a bawdy Texas woman who has no problem saying what she thinks … as well as knowing how to spell … N-O.
Food pushers don’t really bother me.
I bother … ME.
Just do it … already. No matter what.
Change your mind … and the rest WILL follow.
**Within this blog is my longwinded thoughts based on my reading and humble understanding of from Steve Siebold’s Die Fat or Get Tough and years and years and years of searching for thinness and … self-peace