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just sayin’ … finally

Friday, January 22, 2021

I’m rounding out 2 weeks on track … finally. Now, keep putting one foot in front of the other towards your goals Littl’ Missy.

We watched the inauguration … loved seeing the fireworks at the end of their day. But we are tired of the fireworks within our government and society. We are hoping for constructive changes … and peace with dignity.

Then we had fireworks with our DD … again. Whose child is this??? She screwed up, doesn’t want to hear about it, acknowledge it or fix it. Wants to tell us her side of the story … again.

Sounds like me and dieting. Maybe she is ours.

More exerts from Steve #99:

Fat people are addicted to food.
Fit people are addicted to success.

Fat people are addicted to how foods make them feel the same way a drunk gets addicted to booze.

Eating creates instant, short term pleasure, and pleasure is the most popular mood choice known to man. But the fact is it’s still a choice.

Fit people make a valiant effort to become addicted to a healthy diet and robust exercise program that serve their best interests.

Like the fat person gaining pleasure from food, fit people experience instant gratification from the endorphin rush of exercise.

Critical Thinking Question: What do you place more value on in your life: food or success???

Action Step: Start telling yourself food is only important for creating energy and sustaining life. Stop telling yourself how much you love food. The food you claim to love so much is making you miserable and doesn’t care if it kills you.

Success!!! Everyone wants SUCCESS. That’s one of the reasons I want ALL the pounds gone and to stay gone. I want success … finally.

Addiction: habit, dependence, dependance, compulsion, need, want.

Addicted to … food, behaviors, quitting, shopping, alcohol, drugs, excuses.

And saying you have an addiction … is that an excuse to continue doing what you’re doing???

Most of ya know our SIL is an alcoholic …sober 7 years this weekend. During his drinking days, most mornings you would find him in the parking lot of his church starting the day’s 5th of vodka. After Mass … more vodka. Lunch included … vodka. After work … yep, he bought another 5th.

We have talked many, many times about how his … release …was alcohol. Mine is food.

Addiction or habit???

I like certain foods. Steve says … I’m supposed to … stop telling yourself how much you love food.

I won’t eat just any ol’ thing. I get picky about my cheesecake and my chocolate. It’s gotta be good or I’m not interested. But during a binge … I could eat an entire box of crackers.

Start telling yourself food is ONLY important for creating energy and sustaining life.

Hmmm … I want to enjoy my food selections. As WatermEllen said … tell yourself Yes not just No. Yes, I want to exercise. Yes, I too love fresh raspberries, my Hubby’s veggie omelette, a large crisp salad.

But I can see Steve’s point. What messages are you telling yourself … you love food more than feeling the joys of exercise, living life, feeling healthy. What we tell ourselves becomes our truth.

1CrazyDog shared … Accept your truth, but also accept your truth is not THE truth. Chobo-jiji

Addiction or habit???

But the fact is … it’s still a choice.

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
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    Lord you wrote a cracking blog again. Always so much to agree on, think about, contemplate...

    I am like you that I'm particular about the quality or make of what i eat. My addiction is chocolate. No doubt in my mind. However.......it has to be cadburys choclate. Other chocolates I can take or leave (although Malteasers and Mint aeros that aren't Cadburys can be included in my addiction). I have to be careful with sugar though, because that can trigger my need for Cadburys, and then I will go buy 3 or 4 pounds of chocolate and eat it all in a day...and everyday after that for the next few years until I find a window (like now) where I am strong enough to try and break the addiction again.

    "But the fact is … it’s still a choice.

    Just do it … already. No matter what."

    There is the bottom line right there.... NO EXCUSES; JUST DO IT. emoticon

    39 days ago
    Nothing changes until we do..
    39 days ago
    It's so easy to believe our excuses. Nothing changes until we stop doing that.
    40 days ago
    I like how empowering that idea of choice is! Definitely.

    I had to re-tool my relationship w/food to exactly what you're talking about -- it is food, it is medicine for the body. Nothing more, nothing less. The addiction was/is thinking that food was more than that! I am so glad I discovered exercise and how good it feels to move. Doesn't even have to be labeled exercise. Just moving like our bodies are designed to do feels good . . . now.

    41 days ago
    So many influences around us when we try to do better.

    41 days ago
    Good thoughts...thanks for sharing.
    Why do we as humans hold on to crap that not only does not serve us but harms us...I suppose the known is more comfortable than the unknown, fear...complicated, huh.
    But, hopeful, we remain, as we keep learning, experimenting, finding our way, trying, failing, trying again.
    With freedom comes choice and with choice, responsibility. Ouch!

    So we go out and live, today, the best we can. Because we can. Grateful for being given a new day!
    41 days ago
    yes,and yes
    41 days ago
    The stories we tell ourselves about our selves . . . are so powerful.

    I like the "what if" approach -- what if I told myself a different story, just as an experiment of one?
    41 days ago
    A choice. And a fresh choice every time.

    Trying to tell myself that food was ONLY to sustain life, give energy is one of the pieces of Steve's program that I rebel against. The pleasure that food gives is a gift from God, in my mind. But it needs to be in its place, in balance. Perhaps that's why one says grace at meals... to acknowledge that balance?
    41 days ago
    Sounds to me like you are doing it!
    Getting there!
    Plugging away at it!
    Keep your eye on the prize and find healthy delish food that will not trigger you.
    I love to cook and eat good food, too, but have found that I am satisfied with much smaller portions of said food.
    I used to make two equal plates of food for dh and I...now mine is noticeably smaller.
    Sorry your daughter is struggling... I’ve is, too...so stressful!
    41 days ago

    Make today the greatest day of your life
    Until tomorrow!

    "There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late."
    Og Mandino
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