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just sayin’ … is my hair on fire???

Friday, September 25, 2020

I’ve made and executive decision … no home improvement projects today. Hubby and I are mentally spent.

Good thing we only have 3 children coz all 3 are in crisis mode at the same time. Arrrgh.

We are gonna get our errands done and then veg out the rest of the day. Oh, I WILL get in my walk.

More from Steve #33:

Fat people give into cravings.
Fit people remain compliant.

Fat people believe they can cave in to cravings without consequences. Fit people know caving in is a slippery slope that leads to obesity.

Cravings are like mini-addictions that must be mastered.

The best thing about overcoming cravings is they become less powerful every time you conquer them. Your success is this process sends a clear message from our mind to your body that says “I’m in control and you’re not.”

Fat people feel helpless to stop themselves while fit people are in total control. You begin by taking control over cravings and that sets the stage for the ultimate victory: taking control of your diet and exercise … and finally … your entire life.

It may not be easy in the beginning, but every time you choose to ignore a craving it will get a little easier. All you have to do after that is stand guard and block the old habits from returning.

Gritch, moan and complain if you choose, but always stay compliant. A bad attitude won’t keep you fat, but cheating on your diet will.

Critical Thinking Question: Do you have a plan in place to handle cravings???

Action Step: Develop a detailed emergency plan to handle sudden cravings. Don’t allow momentary desires to derail your diet due to inadequate preparations.

Remember: A craving that’s coming from your brain … is purely emotional.

I know y’all are tired of hearing about my “frozen” yogurt substitute for ice cream and my sugar-free pudding made with ricotta cheese for cheese cake … but they really, really have helped. The “chompy” cravings I have … I still don’t have a great plan for that and right now that’s what’s going on here with allllll the children drama.

I want to gnash my teeth on … something.

So, off to the store for … carrots???

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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    Really enjoying the Steve review -- and yup, when it comes to cravings, for me it's the "will I/won't I" which causes the pain. If I've already DECIDED that regardless of the craving I won't give in . . . it's so much easier. Still have the craving but without the torment, if that makes sense . . .
    202 days ago
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    emoticon Yes, you can, Beautiful You!

    Awareness is the best defense and creating a list of alternative actions is very helpful. Sniffing mint, from any source, including toothpaste and going for a walk, even if only to another room away from food sources may be all that is needed in the short term.

    Peace and Care
    203 days ago
    Good for you taking a day off. The stress of 3 kids in crisis mode is enough to wear down your mental and physical energy, too.

    I keep celery and carrots and peppers cut up. That's my go-to for the crunchy. Oh, and cut up apple or pear, too.

    203 days ago
    Carrots are a great crunchy food for *some* moments of anxiety!

    btw, have I said lately how much your review of Steve's stuff is helping me back to a healthier mind-set!? It is!

    Hope the walk helped & got you and your hubby and kids in my prayers!
    203 days ago
    good luck on blocking cravings emoticon
    203 days ago
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