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Friday, October 02, 2020

Today is our 44th wedding anniversary. Dang, has it been that long??? It feels like just yesterday we got married. But then it feels like I have always been with my beloved. I can’t imagine my life without cherished Hubby. We have had some adventures together. We plan to have a quiet long weekend. NO home improvement projects. Just quiet time together. We plan to take a “Sunday” drive using the back roads to see the changing foliage with a picnic lunch … and the puppy dogs.

More from Steve #40:

Fat people love to eat more than they love feeling fit.
Fit people love feeling fit more than they love to eat.

Some things in life are unparalleled.

The feeling of being in love.

The feeling of winning.

The feeling of making a difference in someone else’s life.

The joy of being lean, healthy and fit is another that is in a class by itself.

It must be earned through discipline, sacrifice and mental toughness, and everyone knows it.

Fit people are willing to fight and win this battle because the feeling of being fit and all its associated benefits are worth far more than having unlimited access to … an abundance of food. Fat people have either never experienced the magical feeling of fitness, or they have forgotten it.

Loving to eat is an addiction that can be broken.

Conscious eating; conscious fitness.

Fitness is the physical equivalent of being wealthy.

It’s a feeling of personal control and self-mastery.

Critical Thinking Question: Have you ever experienced the feeling of world-class fitness??? If not, do you really believe a few moments of guilty pleasure eating unhealthy foods is more satisfying than having a body that looks great and has boundless energy???

Action Step: Talk to a few really fit people and ask how it feels to look and feel great every day. Ask if it was worth the sacrifices they had to make.

I totally remember how I felt when I was slim, active and healthy. I remember asking someone … isn’t it great to walk into a room and feel like you own the place. That’s how I felt. More like … I owned … myself.

Back then, I lost weight through Weight Watchers food exchange program and walked or road my bike 5-6 times a week along with strength training 3 times a week. I maintained this for a very, very long time. Life was good even though … we were thrown curve balls from time to time.

In 2017, I had recaptured that feeling. But we were thrown a curve ball and I struck out. I am feeling good right now … again following WW and walking 5x a week. Life will be life … and there will be more curve balls. But I am committed to … myself.

It’s like a marriage … when you chose the right person to be with, commit with your whole being and you invest daily in the relationship … the bond is unparalleled.

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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    Happy anniversary to you!!!!

    Yes, it's true. Have to get to the point where being fit is more pleasurable than eating to feel the joy!

    Thanks for all you've shared!

    189 days ago
    I really like what you've said.
    190 days ago
    💎⚘🥂🍾🥰❤ ♥️Happy Anniversary 🎉 & Thank you for the book recommendation. I love the quotes 🌺😊
    190 days ago
    Gotta do the hard work
    190 days ago
    I love this phrase: "I owned … myself."

    I think the FIRST time I dropped 80 pounds, I felt fit, but I never got to the stage when I found "the living is easy"... that didn't happen until the 2010 version of maintenance, and it was about 20 pounds LESS than the 1991 version!

    I think those of us who have had to do this multiple times over a lifetime learn different lessons each go-round, and eventually, if we're lucky and determined... we get there... to the magic place of living in maintenance land for reals.

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    Oh, forgot to say the most important part: Congrats on your wedding anniversary! emoticon
    190 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/2/2020 12:11:46 PM
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