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just sayin’ … are ya hungry???

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Today is gonna be a great day. Lance from Home Depot is the MAN !!! We painted door trims yesterday and removed the painter’s tape in less than an hour of painting. We wetted the paint brush with water before and several times while painting and the paint didn’t become so tacky. No paint peeling. NONE. Painting in the Rockies.

So, today we paint the last 2 door trims AND retouch up alllllll the !@#$% peeled off yellow paint.

Completing the bedroom and hall!!! FINALLY.

More from Steve #39:

Fat people are enthusiastic about their diet until they get hungry.
Fit people are enthusiastic about being hungry.

Fat people are forever searching for the pain free way to weight loss success, and it doesn’t exist. Successful people in any area of life all know every success comes with a non-negotiable price tag.

You will pay a price for fitness.

Become acutely aware of your internal focus. If you’re focused on your next meal, short term hunger pangs are painful. If you’re focused on losing weight, short term hunger pangs mean progress. The event is the same, but your internal focus will determine its meaning to you.

Critical Thinking Question: What does being hungry on your diet mean to you??? Could you reframe this meaning to better serve your best interests???

Action Step: Identify all the so-called negative parts of dieting and exercising and start to redefine them one by one. To the masses, being sore after a workout is negative. To the great ones, being sore is a sign of progress. One definition leads to motivation, and the other to negative thoughts that lead to failure. It’s your mind. Define everything in a way that serves you.

Ya know … I lost touch with true physical hunger through the years of dieting. The adage hunger is not an emergency was so ingrained that I just didn’t know what it felt like any more. Along with binge eating … there was no stopping when full coz what was full … I had lost total sensation. It is s-l-o-w-l-y coming back … feeling full is still a mystery until it almost too late.

Negative parts of dieting and exercising to be reframed:
Exercise is a pain.
Exercise takes too much time.
Dieting is deprivation.
Dieting is never eating what you want.
Eating healthy cost too much money.
I have lost and gained and lost and gained … soooooo many times.

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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    I hated exercise when I started this journey. BUT . . . as time went on (and continues) I got in touch with how it made me feel. It made me feel GOOD. So. Gradually, gradually, I got the brain switch to flip to love my exercise. Now mind you, I still have those days I could fee myself saying, "Do I really want to exercise". The answer, get up and move one foot in front of the other til l am moving and that's that.

    HUGS and glad the painting went a little better!

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    So... it's not just cooking at altitude that needs adjusting, it's also painting at altitude!? Good to know.

    I'm falling in love with exercise again as I clean up my eating. Exercise is a pain if I'm bloated from eating things that do that to me... exercise is a joy when done at balance... and then hunger at the end of exercise makes the food taste even better. Yeah, I know, sounds like a bunch of platitudes... and they are... until one lives them and makes them personal truths.

    I, too, have done the lose / regain cycles... hopefully I'm around to the low rollers, headed for the finish of the ride, where it's smooth and relatively flat!
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