5,500-6,999 SparkPoints 6,235

MT, Week 1 Part II

Friday, January 25, 2013

DISCLAIMER: My blog entries about "Die Fat or Get Tough" reflect the hard-hitting directness of the book. If you aren't ready to hear the word "fat", or don't want to take responsibility for your condition, please don’t complain if you choose to keep reading and get offended.

Lessons Learned:

• The Vulcan Lesson: Eat strategically, not emotionally. (Okay, so I made up the Vulcan part.)

“Mental toughness means learning to control your emotions” (p. 10)

New mantra: “Logic, not emotion.” Step away from the donut!

An average Friday at the office. Krispy Kreme dukes it out with Dunkin Donuts.

• Cravings are like little tests of your commitment to your weight-loss and fitness goals. It takes courage to stick to my goals when you’re hungry, or unprepared. Pass or fail? Pass, please!

• Be guided by the vision of how I want to be, not by my hunger and cravings! Know not just how I am losing weight by WHY. This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes about determination:

"If you can focus on what you're going to create out of all your hard work, you can push through tough moments."
- Ali Vincent in "Believe It, Be It"

• I’m tired of looking for shortcuts and secrets to not being fat anymore. I’m realizing there is no mystery, just making healthy food choices, exercising, and staying committed to my success.

It's just up to me to do it! Could it be...hard work and personal responsibility? Say it ain't so!

*DFGT posts are written in my own words, except for cited quotes. I am only highlighting messages that were meaningful to me. For more detail, buy the book - it's worth the read.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Office treats are the worst!! Some days, it's easy to walk away from doughnuts or pizza, but other days... Ugh! Cruel are those who bring office treats! Cruel!!
    2335 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.