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just sayin’ … swift kick … of reality

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

We are still painting the kitchen and dining area. I think it got bigger. With no family gathering … there’s no real rush to accomplish this other than it would be extra nice to have my working, completed kitchen back again.

More from Steve #85:

Fat people believe they know how to get fit.
Fit people are learning machines.

Fat people have usually lost and gained dozens if not hundreds [thousands] of pounds throughout their lifetime, which leads them to believe they know everything there is to know about this subject.

If fat people knew how to be thin and healthy long term, they’d be fit.

Fit people are always searching for answers, and are open minded to new ideas, systems, and philosophies that will help them get healthier.

Critical Thinking Question: Are you tapping into the expertise of others who can make your fitness journey easier and more enjoyable???

Action Step: Study as many world-class experts on health and fitness as you can. Beginning today, invest 15 minutes studying an expert you respect.

Well … hmmm-ph. I do know a lot about losing weight. Lots about nutrition. Some about physical fitness.

So … knowing better isn’t always doing better. Sorry Maya Angelou (“When you know better, you do better.")

I have been studying about foods and hypothyroidism … thus my reminder about dairy consumed too close to meds. Does anyone know anything about oat milk??? Is it considered dairy as well???

Does anyone have a better understanding of exercise and hypothyroidism???

I like learning and I am open to new thoughts and philosophies.

Thus, me delving into Steve Siebold’s book … Diet Fat or Get Tough. He’s brash, up in your face, rude … honest, to the point, tells it like he sees it. He’s opened my eyes, my way of thinking … my procrastinating.

I want Sparkers to share with me … their lives, their challenges, their successes, their knowledge. I want them to support me, challenge me, push me out of my comfort zone … and laugh with me and … at me.

This journey isn’t “just” about knowledge … it’s also about … support. Gentle and soft … and/or a swift kick … of reality.

Change your mind … and the rest WILL follow.

Coz … I want to be ME.

• Detach from the numbers.

**Within this blog is my longwinded thoughts based on my reading and humble understanding of Steve Siebold’s Die Fat or Get Tough and years and years and years of searching for thinness and … self-peace.
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    No swift kicks required -- administered by you or anybody else. You would not kick an inquiring friend, now, would you?

    Absolutely so many Sparkies have the perspective that this is an ongoing and life long learning journey: and we gain so much information from each other. Sharing new info as it becomes available.

    Support too.

    Deep learning -- the kind of knowing better that results in doing better -- is a continuous process of one!!

    You are doing just great. And making steady progress on your house renovations too!!

    100 days ago
    Oh yes, the "old formula" that doesn't take into account new and different life circumstances

    Good luck finding a solution that works for you.
    100 days ago
    I've been lucky with my hypothyroidism so far. Diagnosed in my 50's, never had the dose adjusted, although he checks the levels twice a year. Learned two new things from reading your blog and the comments... don't think I've kept up. I knew I wasn't supposed to eat within an hour after taking the pill... didn't realize it also applied to coffee... thanks, other Barb!

    And I wasn't aware of anything specific about dairy and pill timing!

    So, emoticon
    101 days ago
    No, the plant milks are not considered dairy. I drink almond, cashew or oat milk. I favor cashew milk myself.

    I am hypothyroid. I take my pill @ night. That way I’m not w/o my coffee in the morning (not supposed to have coffee for 1 hr. after taking the pill).

    I have Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, so . . . it waxes and wanes. This is the time of year when I have to have my levels checked again, because they tend to rise (become more hypothyroid). Have to do the same when the weather goes from cold to warm. But as long as I pay attention to that and meds are adjusted accordingly, feel pretty good.

    I was blessed w/the trifects of high blood pressure, hypothyroidism and type 2 diabetes (metabolic syndrome). Soooooo . . . once I got my blood sugar under control (initially w/Metformin, then just diet and nutrition) things feel into line. Thank goodness!

    The thyroid can be a cranky little bugger! I have thyroid nodules, too, but have had them checked by ultrasound yearoy and no change. Thank goodness. Obviously the concern is thyroid cancer. DH was just diagnosed in November w/thyroid cancer. Will have surgery in the spring.

    So, that’s what I can tell you from my experience.

    HUGS and Happy Thanksgiving.

    101 days ago

    Make today the greatest day of your life
    Until tomorrow!

    To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
    W. Clement Stone

    101 days ago
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