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No Cheating Allowed - Day #69 - Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss


Thursday, August 14, 2014

The reading for day #69 is all about use of the word cheat or cheating. Spangle writes about how we use the word cheat when we refer to our diet as if we believe the diet is in charge. And I must admit, there have been many times I have used that word in reference to what I have eaten. But the writer points out that to cheat implies something illegal or immoral is being done when in reality what we are doing is making choices. She says that everything we put into our mouths is a choice. Her recommendation is to use the word choose or chose in terms of which food we eat or ate. So yesterday I chose to eat chocolate. This morning I chose to have a protein shake for breakfast. One day I made not the most healthy choice; the other day I chose a healthy food.

Spangle says it is impossible to cheat on food because it is neither legal nor immoral. So no more cheating!
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IDICEM 8/16/2014 11:38PM

  I like this approach!

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 8/14/2014 12:11PM

    Yes, I wish I had heard about her earlier too. emoticon Many great points.

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LIS193 8/14/2014 11:56AM

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I call it having a little treat :)

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BETRHO48 8/14/2014 11:22AM

    emoticon Spangle is brilliant with what she has put together in this book! I wish I had found it earlier in my life.
~Beth

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SHOAPIE 8/14/2014 9:39AM

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TATTER3 8/14/2014 9:29AM

    I like this!!!

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~KINDREDSPIRIT~ 8/14/2014 9:24AM

    Spangle is brilliant in the way she conveys our innermost expressions, fears, joys, ups, downs, etc. with weight loss. I am so glad to have found this book. Thanks Beth for conveying this lesson.

She's so right, cheating implies acting dishonestly...maybe that's why we feel so guilty because we associate this word with trying to lose weight.

I love the word, 'choice'...just like I like weight loss and sort of cringe at the word, 'diet'. Diet to me implies a temporary change.

Thanks again
barbara

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AUNTALICE2 8/14/2014 9:15AM

    Well said!! We do indeed need to make good choices. emoticon

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LIMOM2TWINS 8/14/2014 7:40AM

    another great blog today - I choose to be the best that I can be today and I will make choices to the best of my ability to defend what i have chosen.

emoticon Limom2twins

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