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Simple, it is.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

“In the end, what affect your life most deeply are things too simple to talk about.”- Nell Blaine
The more I read that quote posted by Zinner44, the more I agree.
As I was thinking about simple, these thoughts came to mind:
Walking is simple.
Eating one plate of food 3X a day is simple.
Drinking water is simple.
Einstein’s famous quote — “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
The KISS method: Keep It Simple Stupid
Praying is simple.
God, I pray for simple. Keep me grounded with what really matters: You.
As I started out the year, I committed to a process that involved keeping a food journal, a feelings journal and an art journal. Doesn't sound so simple does it? It is March and I would have to agree that my plan was not simple. Necessary to stop the gaining, but not simple enough to last my lifetime. So, three months in, I am tweeking it, making it simple. Simplicity is a process...I read that somewhere and I like the way that sounds.
I am back to No S for my program. Simple. 3 rules.
Yes, I think simplicity is the road that God has been trying to get me to go down and at long last I have turned the corner to His way of doing things
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    Yes I love the SIMPLE of the No S Diet and the Step Diet. Adding 2,000 steps a day to stop the gain is simple. Adding 500 steps a day to get there, is simple because that amounts to only 3-5 mins of walking extra per day. Which simplifies the 2,000; that's 12-20 mins a day depending on your stride and pace, for 2K steps to stop the gain. And by denying yourself sweets, snacks, and plate refills on MOST days via the No S Diet, you lose even more. (And they go hand in hand because Reinhard, the founder of No S, is all about walking, you know.) The plate becomes your outside boundaries (portion control and calories), and the rules become your mental shield against obsession and addiction. That's how it worked for me, anyway. Kind of like a food budget. Incoming missile thought: I want to eat a ____ right now. Mental shield: NO we're doing the No S plan, and we're waiting for the next meal. (Kinda like NO we're getting out of debt and that's NOT in the budget.)
    3068 days ago
    Simplifying ones life is important to mental health. It has taken me a long time to reach simplicity. Hope your journey is faster.
    3068 days ago
    You can do it girl! Keep it simple!!
    3068 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    Reinhard of No S uses that Einstein quote on his site. Maybe that's where you got it?

    Hang in there! The decisions you make when you don't want to keep to your plan are going to make the biggest difference. Keep reminding yourself that you will not be starving yourself and you won't be foregoing any pleasure that will be harmful to forego. And it will only be for the time being.

    I'm getting close to my first (and possibly last) weight goal. The almost 27-month journey has been totally worth it. emoticon
    3069 days ago
    Sounds like a good idea to me as well.
    3069 days ago
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