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