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Cause and Effect Plus Preview

Thursday, January 22, 2015      28 comments

At Day 18 Siebold wants to distinguish between cause and effect. My core beliefs are the cause of my behaviour. When I was fat, I didn't believe that I could be fit. I needed to fix the cause of being fat. I needed to fix that co... Read more

Making Good Habits

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      24 comments

Siebold wants to say more Day 17 about why obesity is not a disease. He certainly carves out exceptions. If I have a psychiatric issue or an eating disorder I DO need trained medical help. (And of course if I have diabetes or some... Read more

Will Power

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      19 comments

Siebold at Day 16 is focused on "critical thinking". Now that doesn't sound good. Who likes to be criticized? Who likes to be around a critical person? But by critical thinking, Siebold actually means to distinguish between "negativ... Read more

Monitoring and Manipulating My Emotions

Monday, January 19, 2015      24 comments

Siebold says it's important to monitor and manipulate emotional responses to the pressures of changing habits. I can train myself to monitor my emotions -- to be aware of them at various times of the day. And this is helpful because I... Read more

Addiction to the Approval of Others

Sunday, January 18, 2015      17 comments

Siebold says, this is the most insidious addiction of all. And it's not an addiction that he suffers from a whole lot. Clearly. He's prepared to address the "hot button" topics: religion, politics (in other contexts . . . ). He's... Read more

Harnessing The Most Powerful Emotional Energy

Saturday, January 17, 2015      17 comments

Oh yeah. We know what that is -- the energy that results in propagation of the species. Sex. And most diets never deal with sex head on. (Does Beck? Does Berkeley?) But Siebold says acknowledging the power of sex is key to grow... Read more

Growing Up Emotionally

Friday, January 16, 2015      24 comments

This is a tough day when Siebold knows he comes across like a jerk. But he lays it on the line: if I'm an adult I've grown up physically. And most people would think I've grown up intellectually too, through school. But I didn't get any... Read more

It's Going to be Glorious!!

Thursday, January 15, 2015      20 comments

What, my life? Glorious? Sure, says Steve Siebold -- if I give up my fear and scarcity mindset. If I replace that belief, deeply and unconsciously inculcated since childhood, with the belief that the world is a place of love and abunda... Read more

Changing My Beliefs

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      24 comments

We believe that we believe what we believe because it's "true". But mostly, says Siebold, we believe what we believe because that's what we were "told" (out loud, or implicitly) was true by the influential adults in our lives when we were t... Read more

Be Prepared

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      67 comments

Oh yeah. I KNOW this, right? I KNOW I've gotta have the appropriate foods readily available so that I don't grab whatev just because I'm hungry. Or tempted . . . I KNOW that I've gotta be prepared to deal with parties and travel and ... Read more

Negotiating The Price of Success

Monday, January 12, 2015      21 comments

Why do I fail to succeed at my goals -- including weight loss/maintenance? I want to "negotiate" the price of success. I want to "beat the system" or "phone it in". And what do I have to do? Whatever it takes. It's a linea... Read more

Attitude, Motivation, Momentum: Keeping My Word to Myself

Sunday, January 11, 2015      17 comments

Yesterday Siebold told me that he'd be "right beside me". And today he tells me, I've ALSO gotta keep my word to myself. Then: he explains HOW. Terrific stuff, short and rather sweet. So: here are the steps: I know (logically) why... Read more

No Excuses and Right Beside You

Saturday, January 10, 2015      28 comments

Sound familiar? NO CHOICE (Beck). Forget Moderation (Berkeley). And Siebold at Day 6 says the same thing. Excuses ("Just this once won't hurt") exhaust the mental energy required to focus on success. Excuses subject us to the torture ... Read more

Forgive Myself for Being Fat: Let It Go!

Friday, January 09, 2015      23 comments

Siebold knows that he annoyed viewers at Day Four -- and a lot of 'em quit. Today he asks me to think about why I am fat. What's the logical reason? And inevitably, he says, it's because of emotions, uncontrolled emotions that caused me... Read more

Who Am I?

Thursday, January 08, 2015      21 comments

Am I a fat person who can't control herself? Is that what my body is telling me and telling my kids and telling my friends and acquaintances and business colleagues? Steve Siebold continues to tell it like it is. At Day Four (a day ... Read more

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