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just sayin’ … awww, nuts

Thursday, January 14, 2021

While running errands I made a quick run in to our small “health store” in search of Brazil nuts … they provide selenium which my thyroid enjoys. They didn’t have my nuts.

As I was leaving, I saw a lady I knew from days gone by. Even with masks on … we recognized each other. I was about to say out loud … hey, lady. Panic flashed over her face and she tucked and walked off in the opposite direction. Awww … nuts.

The store is small … so we made eye contact on a different aisle. She again … tucked and rolled. Wouldn’t you know it … we reached the door to leave within seconds apart of each other. I let her leave first. She reached her car and then looked over at me. I nodded. She nodded back. We left … words unspoken.

You see … I met her when she was losing tons and tons of weight basically over night doing the Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) Diet. She consumed 500 calories a day and got weekly injections of HCG from pregnant women’s urine. At the time I had warned her … lovingly … this was nuts. Her other “friends” thought it was amazing coz it was working. I had warned that us fluffy ladies need to support one another and realize losing weight was alllll about changing our behaviors. And what we do to lose weight … we will have to continue to do with modifications … to keep off the pounds. Well … I was kicked out of the circle of friends.

She has gained allllll the weight back plus … lots and lots. Coz we didn’t talk … I didn’t get to tell her I understand. See she only knows me fluffy. She never saw me 100+ thinner. And now I’m back up to the size she has always known me at.

Awww … nuts.

More exerts from Steve #93:

Fat people give up on themselves.
Fit people never say die.

Most fat people have attempted to get fit, but either succeeded and gained the weight back or failed and gave up. If failing to get fit was just about physical health, it would be harmful enough, but the mental, emotional and spiritual effects make it too high a price to pay.

Fit people expect to pay a price for success. They know nothing good comes easily, and they commit to doing whatever it takes with their eyes wide open.

Fit people don’t quit. They set a goal and persist until its accomplished.

While the masses see a goal as a “wish”, the great ones see it as a “must do”.

Quitting is a habit, and so is iron-willed persistence.

Critical Thinking Question: Have you finally come to the realization that getting fit is a war that must be won??? Do you really believe failure is an option???

Action Step: Decide you will do whatever it takes to get fit and that you will never say die. This isn’t a game. If you fail, you will continue to get fatter and sicker, and you will eventually die fat. The only think separating you from a life of disease and a life of abundant health is a rock solid decision. Make it today and watch your energy soar!!!

I’m not a quitter. But … I quit following my path to healthy???

Just do it … already. No matter what.

Change your mind … and the rest WILL follow.

**Within this blog is my longwinded thoughts based on my reading and humble understanding of from 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 absolutely will do whatever it takes to treat myself with tender kindness -- which includes optimum nutrition and movement.

    Love Brazil nuts too . .. there's something in there that my body craves!!

    Sorry about that awkward encounter . . . they happen don't they. People assume they've been judged when you just meant to be supportive and "real".
    49 days ago
    This is a sad story on so many levels.

    And not just not finding the nuts.

    How many times do we have to be told that the quick fix weight loss will not be permanent.

    Even those who have lost weight sensibly have to face the distressing regain statistics.

    49 days ago
    My dad loved Brazil nuts. They were part of the mixed nuts-in-shells place on the table at Christmas in our house.

    I'm sorry the lady missed hearing you out. Her loss.

    Just do it already, will ya?
    Me too.

    49 days ago
    Great blog. Plenty here for me to mull over.... emoticon emoticon
    49 days ago
    My focus has been completely on changing my mind this year and so far its working!
    49 days ago
    So sad about the lady. emoticon
    She must feel like such a failure.
    Been there, done that.
    49 days ago
    Amazing story about the lady n the store...
    49 days ago
    Giving up is the only forbidden choice!

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    49 days ago
    First of all, too bad you didn't find those nuts. Maybe @ a local grocery store? Yes, I take 2/day and they are good for the thyroid!

    I completely agree!!! It's all about lifestyle changes. It's all about not giving up, but instead, tweaking things when they're not going in the right direction. I always find when things aren't going as I anticipate it's: not enough exercise, too much food or both together. So if we make tweaks in those areas, generally our health is enhanced.
    49 days ago
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