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Can I be FRANK with you?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Okay so a Spark friend of mine and I occasionally have to get FRANK with each other. I love to be FRANK! He is so confident and right on point. HE says what needs to be said and doesn't take excuses. Some times my friend and I take turns being FRANK with each other. I decided to share some of FRANK's wisdom here...well so that I can find it easily when I need to refer back to it! lol

*slipping into FRANK mode* emoticon

Hold on to your seat honey cuz FRANK is back!!! FOOD IS NOT GOING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM!!! Do you realize that you are only hurting yourself when you do that? Okay so I know that you are thinking that you know that already BUT what the heck are you doing allowing things to affect you like that? You are giving them WAY too much power over you than should ever happen. Why didn't you take a walk? Why didn't you phone a friend?

I want you to be successful at whatever you set your mind to. Scratch that! I don't want you to be successful when you set your mind to eating for comfort!!! You know as well as I do that food isn't the answer to the problems that we face so we shouldn't turn to it to help us through. Food really isn't a comfort if it makes your stomach hurt or gives you gas and diarrhea. Hello McFly!!!

We have to really get serious about dealing with our emotional issues and how we are going to deal with them. This thing about running to the drive-thru to fix things doesn't fix anything. The truth of the matter is that it only makes things worse. Not only does it NOT fix the problem, we feel icky, we are disappointed in what we did and then we (on most occasions) gain weight and have to deal with that issue. Falling into the "comfort" food pit causes more issues and NEVER fixes anything! Then what do we do after that? We suffer pain in the body, we get discouraged because we over ate. Then comes the "I have to lower my calories for the next few days" tactic. If we allow it to go on, we end up gaining a bunch of weight and then the whining about the weight gain begins only to start the whole darn thing again! We have got to learn and I mean not just head knowledge but in actions! There are other ways to deal with these situations. I am not disappointed in you because that would make me a hypocrite. I have done the same things time and time again. I am here to support you. Not just when things are going good but when they aren't going so well. I just hate when you let these things get to you! Stop the insanity already!!! Stop going to that well! The water there is contaminated so stop drawing from it! lol DON'T DRINK THE KOOLAID! LOL

Whew! emoticon *back to Susan mode*

This FRANK episode was brought to you today by the makers of ....Oh sorry, I slipped into advertising mode! lol This is one of the FRANK episodes but the situations and the exact facts have been changed, left out, or disguised to protect the innocent. My intention of posting this is so that I have quick access to review it when I need a FRANK moment. I am sure that this will allow my Spark friend to refer me to it quickly as well! lol







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FORESTPAL 8/25/2013 3:27PM

    If my printer was working I'd post that 8/25 post where I could read it for inspiration. Love your labyrinth visualization. Right now I feel like I'm on a straight to success part of the road. I've been through so much to get this far. With 35 pounds left to go, I know I'm in for more twists & turns. but it all seems so clear, Could that be possible? My stomach has shrunk enough that just eating when I feel bona fide hunger does the trick. It feels so good I could cry!

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ZIGGY122 8/1/2013 7:39PM

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PINKBUNNY61 7/29/2013 12:56PM

    Gotta love Frank!! emoticon

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DANARG1 7/27/2013 12:17PM

  Frank is cool....and much needed. emoticon

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EVELYN112011 7/27/2013 10:24AM

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I need FRANK to talk to me! I have been dealing with stress with food and caffeine for far too long. I have started changing things because the food does NOT help with the stress, it adds to it!



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EATVEGAN 7/27/2013 1:25AM

    I'm filing this under F for Frank! I need this often. I may not always like it, but...you know.
Love ya, Sweetie.
Mom

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FITNESSGONNABE 7/25/2013 2:17PM

  Thanks Frank, I needed that. And thanks Susan, for letting your inner "Frank" shine through!

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REDSPIRALWOMAN 7/25/2013 10:29AM

    Frank is a great vibe indeed. And yes, the Frank Book is waiting to happen. emoticon

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JUMPINJULIE 7/19/2013 5:28PM

    Great blog I love FRANK too.

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LOVINSHERRY78 7/18/2013 8:40PM

    susan..u are such a good writter, lol. always making me laugh but such power points. love your blogs!!!!

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BLONDEE53 7/18/2013 12:46PM

    I need FRANK to hang out at my place on a regular occasion. I can get into trouble so easy. I'd say "without thinking"...but that's the point! I shut down, zone out and free fall after I get off work.


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PATTYS74 7/18/2013 1:58AM

    This is so awesome Susan...I loved reading it. It is a good hit over the head that we all need.

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BARKLESSWAGMORE 7/17/2013 10:04PM

    Thanks for Stephanie for putting the link to this Blog on our Thread and I'm SO happy to know that Frank is here if I need him. Sticky note for fridge and car..... "talk to Frank" and "remember what Frank told you"!

Thanks SO much!


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AFERARI 7/17/2013 2:23AM

    Great blog!

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DANCINGFLAMES 7/17/2013 12:51AM

    Thanks for sharing FRANK'S words of wisdom, we all could use FRANK in our lives.

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NOTGIVINGUP49 7/16/2013 6:57PM

    emoticon Frankly, I needed to be reminded! I have been slipping into the food for comfort mode knowing full well it is not the answer. I have a very had time delaying instant gratification/comfort so thanks again for the reminder it is not the answer.

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JEWELS571 7/16/2013 4:29PM

    Frankly, I think this was AWESOME!

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GSEATON 7/16/2013 12:06PM

    Needed this, Frank! emoticon

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ONTHEPATH2 7/16/2013 11:24AM

    Thanks Frank!!1 emoticon

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SEATTLE58 7/16/2013 10:41AM

    I love it! Thanks Frank...I mean SoozeQ! emoticon

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 7/16/2013 10:37AM

    I love FRANK!! Thank you!

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DAWNSJOURNEY 7/16/2013 10:15AM

    love it .. and Frank !! how true .. how true..

hugs,
Dawn

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STEFIGURL 7/16/2013 9:47AM

    OH SO TRUE :-) Thanks, Mama...I mean Frank...lolol.

love,
step
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MACMOM57 7/16/2013 8:25AM

    Awesome blog thanks for sharing.

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COCK-ROBIN 7/16/2013 8:16AM

    Wonderful!

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LORI2562 7/16/2013 8:03AM

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing a Frank chat with us!!

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LINTPICKER 7/16/2013 6:18AM

    Frank is a busy man, speaking to so many of us!

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KOBER9999 7/16/2013 5:49AM

    Thanks I needed that FRANK talk too!
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LIVEDAILY 7/16/2013 3:25AM

    Gotta love Frank! Sometimes Frank needs to give a pep talk every day!! Keep him handy - he's a useful fella!

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LUANN7 7/16/2013 2:15AM

    I really liked your blog and it is so true and it really hit home. emoticon

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BHEALTHY4ME1 7/16/2013 1:32AM

  De-light-ful. This blog is a classic. Thanks for the straight talk. emoticon

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WIZKEY 7/16/2013 1:24AM

    I love Frank's words of wisdom!! I had to have my own Frank talk with myself last week, LOL.

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SKILPAT1 7/16/2013 12:48AM

    Everyone needs Frank so they can snap out of it and come back to reality! emoticon

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LILLITH32 7/16/2013 12:44AM

    Ooooh, love Frank! We all need someone who can be Frank with us! Thanks for the early morning giggle!

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STEPH-KNEE 7/16/2013 12:38AM

    That Frank just slays me! He can't be bamboozled, and things that I think are a valid excuse just... aren't. *SIGHS* Frank is such a know it all, LOL, but he gets the job done. I think we can all take a page from Frank's book, and it's nice to have a quick reference guide when we need "Frank In A Jiffy"! emoticon

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