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just sayin’ … the beat goes on

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Well, painting the hall ceiling yesterday … didn’t totally work out. I think our brains, hearts and souls were somewhere else. So, today is a … do over.

Kinda like dieting … until you get the hang of it.

More from Steve #32:

Fat people diet their way.
Fit people are coachable.

How is dieting your way working for you? Are you finished fooling around and ready to succeed? Get a coach and get moving. Stop having to be master of the universe and get some help. Fat people focus on the means while fit people focus on results. Cut your learning curve in half by becoming coachable.

Critical Thinking Question: Are you letting your ego get in the way of getting help???

Action Step: If your succeeding by yourself, then stick with it. If not, get a coach to help you get fit. Remember, the only thing that matters is the result. Refuse to let foolish pride interfere with your success.

I’ve been on my new path for a while … I haven’t counted up the weeks coz I wanted it to be more of … my life journey.

I had a friend eons ago who counted the days she was in a new relationship. I asked her one day why she did that at “our age”. She said she wanted to know when she surpassed any of her other relationships. Needless to say … she was always starting over her count with a new guy.

So, the beat goes on.

I have gone to nutritionist, dieting groups, dieting seminars and other such helpful things. I ask for help in lots of ways … but now it’s down to me following what I know.

Challenges here at Sparks are great.

But I find “my group” of Sparkers the most inspirational. Most have reached their goals … reinforces YOU can do it and maintain. Some are still trying to “get there” … helps me with the day to day adherence.

All have touched my life in THEIR own way.

PS … today’s home improvement … redoing the hall ceiling and moving on to the trim. Maybe Hubby and I will have our heads in the game better today.

Change your mind … and the rest WILL follow.

Coz … I want to be ME.

**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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    Yup, I'm with the other commenters here -- all "diets" or programs work IF we work 'em. (And of course Steve doesn't give us a diet: he's focusing on the mental toughness to stick with the diet we've chosen!!) I'm so sorry that his old 21 day program is no longer available because he was a fantastic coach himself!! Sending a daily video . . . and I repeated that program at least 4-5 times.
    200 days ago
    We gotta find what works for us...and stick to it....the hard part. emoticon
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    emoticon Great Attitude! Do-overs are allowed, even necessary sometimes. Laugh it off. Tell yourself that hallway ceiling won't need to be painted again for twice as long :).

    I found it hardest when even the 'coaches' couldn't devise a 'way' that actually worked for me. Several thought I must be cheating until we spent extended time together and they saw my commitment and adherence was real. Of course that was also when they gave up and wished me good luck. Good thing I didn't give up on myself.

    emoticon You are Worth it, Beautiful You.

    Peace and Care
    200 days ago
    I do love SP because there is always information, support and a listening ear to be found. So, ultimately, with ANY information available to us, it is up to us to apply it, modify it or chuck it -- depending on if it will help us reach our goal(s) or not. That's true of ANY process in life!

    Nothing is one-size-fits-all, so we have to be willing to take the time to tease out what will work for us.

    HUGS . . . great blog.
    200 days ago
    Keep keeping at it!
    200 days ago
    I'm with you about "a group of my own" sparkers, fellow bloggers, like you, among others. We keep on keeping on, with varying levels of success at various times. Weight is kind of the metaphor for life for some of us... it's easy sometimes and tough other times.

    Like you, I've done different programs over the years, and concluded that *they all work* if you work them! But where most of them fail, for me, is when they claim to be the ONLY solution. In the end, the solution is right where you put it in your tag line "change your mind"!

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