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just sayin’ … I’m gonna finish what I started

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Ok … so, I done good the first 7 days … and recycled some pounds … down 5.7 ... my Christmas fluff is now gone. I got in 5x of walking, drank ½ my weight of water daily and stuck to my eating plan … no matter what.

Now … for the next 7 days.

There’s tons of folks on Sparks coz it’s their New Year’s Resolution to lose weight … my goal as well. How many of us will still be here regularly and will be closer to our goals in 6 months??

6 months will pass … what are ya gonna do with it???

Well … I commit to finishing what I started. To include:

Peeling off 6.4 gained over the DD crappy fight … that’s still in the lurks.

Our … home improvements. We started and then fizzled out. Yep, once again … we got complacent and didn’t finish. I’d like to blame it on Hubby … but I live here, too.

And I am gonna wrap up Steve Siebold’s Diet Fat or Get Tough: 101 Differences in Thinking Between Fat People and Fit People. So here goes …

More exerts from Steve #86:

Fat people believe the emotional responses that made them fat will make them thin.
Fit people change their emotional responses to alter their results.

For example, when fat people hear the word diet or exercise the most common emotional response is frustration and anger and/or pressure and loathing of an activity they don’t like.

Through years of conditioning, all of us have developed habitual emotional responses that either help or hurt us. All negative emotional responses to any positive activity, idea or philosophy that leads to greater fitness must be systematically eliminated to ensure long term success.

Like anything of a habitual nature, emotional responses can be drastically altered in less than 30 days through persistent practice. Then the new responses are simply consciously guarded to make sure the old thoughts/habits don’t get back in.

Mental toughness is about emotional control. If you want to get fit, you must adopt the emotional responses of a fit person. Emotional responses are upgraded one event at a time, one day at a time.

Critical Thinking Question: Are you using your old emotional responses that made you fat or creating new ones that will make you fit???

Action Step: Start a new emotional response today to the word “diet”. From now on this word excites you, because it’s the path to a life of world-class health, energy, abundance and fitness.

This makes me think about our beloved 100 pound yellow lab Chester. He was a two-time loser at the Human Society. We didn’t know that at the time we brought him home. Every time the word “dog” was said, he shivered and cowered something fierce and sometimes peed on the floor. Every time Hubby left the house, Chester whistled … yep, whistled.

When the Human Society called three weeks later to ask how DJ was doing … I told them we had re-named him Chester and he had learned his new name very quickly. BUT the shivering, cowering and whistling was unsettling. They shared that “Chester” had been terribly mistreated by his first owners. Second owner couldn’t get past his … negative behaviors. If we brought the dog back, he would be put down coz he would have been given three chances. WHAT??? No way were we taking him back. He just needed … time and love.

From that point forward … every time we said dog … Chester got petted and loved on. At first, he ducked his head or tried to physically remove himself from the room. It took time … but then the word dog equated to … love and affection.

The whistling lessened … never totally understood this one. He adored Hubby and tried to be a lap dog with me. Did I mention he was a 100 pound yellow lab / moose.

The point is … diet and exercise are signs of self-love and affection … not pain and torture. The slight discomfort of “thinking and changing” is doable. It takes time … AND effort. It takes … talking to yourself with … encouragement and … love. And …


Change your mind … and the rest WILL follow.

**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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