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just sayin’ … who knew

Monday, September 28, 2020

Hubby and I had a nice relaxing day yesterday. Today we are gonna put more of the bedroom together.

Walking this week … M W F 60 minutes T Th 55 minutes.

More from Steve #36:

Fat people choose pleasure over discipline.
Fit people choose discipline over pleasure.

Fat people focus on foods that taste good, no matter what the long-term cost may be. Fit people exercise discipline by putting long term results ahead of immediate pleasure.

Fit people are acutely aware of this and choose to gain their pleasure from the increased energy, vitality and overall good health they experience as a result of developing disciplined dietary/exercise habits.

Discipline is an investment and pleasure is an expenditure.

Critical Thinking Question: Are you aware of the danger of consistently choosing pleasure over discipline???

Action Step: Begin to monitor whether you’re choosing pleasure over discipline or discipline over pleasure in all areas of your life. Look for correlations between your successes and the times you choose discipline.

INconsistency has been one of my down falls since regaining weight from the great 2017 weight loss. The thought of going without AGAIN jacked with my diet mentality something fierce. Right now … my attitude is I WILL get to where I am going, it’s not a race and I can enjoy what I chose to eat. But chose what will get me to my goals. Using the ol’ Weight Watchers food exchange program … gives me the flexibility to do just that.

Many programs ask you to list your alllllll time favorite foods. So, I asked Hubby:

BBQ ribs
Chicken fried steak
Key lime pie
German chocolate cake
*Blue Bell Homemade vanilla ice cream
*Cole slaw
*Sweet potatoes skillet fried
*Deviled eggs
Potatoe salad
*Hot Italian sausage

Hmmm … the * items Hubby has seldom, occasionally, infrequently … not very often. The others … he has once or twice a … YEAR. And these are his alllll time favorite foods he would cry if he never, ever got them again.

Hmmm … did I mention in the 44 years I’ve known him other than a second when his brain medication had him fluffy … he has weighed 165-170. He is a fit person that is not necessarily … disciplined … purposely self-controlled. He enjoys these foods WHEN he eats them … but they are NOT his main stay of selected foods. He gets pleasure from life instead of … food.

So … a fat person can have discipline and pleasure … when you are consistent with your diet, exercise and mental toughness???

Who knew???

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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    Great blog!! There's nothing LIKE the pleasure that results from . . . . . gahhhhhh . . . . yup, discipline!!

    And truthfully . . . really . . . my list of "favourite" foods has changed over time. Potato chips, once my crack cocaine, wouldn't be on it any more. Raspberries? Yup. Great honking spinach and crunchy veggies salad? Yup.
    193 days ago
    emoticon alway enjoy enjoy your comments
    194 days ago
    You are learning so much in this in this whole process, my friend.
    194 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
    194 days ago
    THAT seems to be the key . . . getting pleasure from life . . . not food. HARD in this society for us differently wired when it comes to our relationship w/food!

    194 days ago
    Another very good blog - thank you emoticon
    194 days ago
  • CURIOUS2020
    Well stated!
    194 days ago
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    194 days ago
    This is one of the spots where I start to talk back to Steve. What happened with me, as I got my eating and exercise under control is I started to really enjoy healthier foods, and hate the way the worse choices made me feel, because I loved my exercise: loved to run. Loved to swim. Loved to MOVE, in general. And eating heavier foods made me feel sluggish.

    What is discipline, anyway? It's choosing what we want MOST over what we want NOW!

    So I guess I agree with him, in the long run. Just I can choose pleasure in things that are better for me, and don't feel like I'm forcing it or depriving myself of pleasure!

    Keep on thinking, my friend! emoticon emoticon
    194 days ago
    I always enjoy your blogs. Thank you for sharing.
    194 days ago
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