Never Too Late To Turn Around

Today I talk about chapter 6 of the book Overcoming overeating (see book link below). This is the chapter where she gives specific strategies. She talks about two places where we can escape what I'm calling “the Crazy Diet Cycle.” Here are two options:

1. Whatever is causing your pain (past experience, current relationships, job, kids, parents) you need to dig in and find a better way to deal with this situation.

2. If the pain you are carrying around is cause by something (or someone) from the past, try letting it go. It's not doing you any good. Realize that people who are hurt, then to hurt other people. People who are broken to ten break other people. This doesn't mean you are a bad person, it means you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. It means people aren't perfect. The bottom line is, you are more than your past sins. Especially more than the sins of others. Do not let someone else define who you are.

The 10 Second Diet

Today we get introduced to the 10 second diet from MernaLyn. It's a quick book that explains there are no speical pills, foods, potions, liquids, etc. It is something you can do everywhere. I will be reading this book in the future, but it was great meeting Marnalyn at the book expo. If you'd like to check out this easy to read book (conversational style writing – love it) use the link below.

Weight Loss Challenges Start Today

If you are reading this on 6/17 you an join our weight loss challenges. If you are reading this after, you can sign up for the challenges starting next month. If you have signed up, be sure to weigh in (if you are on the dietbet challenge, please send me your initial weight).

Music Used in This Episode

Here is a link to the music used in this episode

If You’re Not Hungry – FOOD IS NOT THE ANSWER

Today we talk about starting over. Its not a bad thing because we are doing something. We have not quit. I am trying to get some momentum going.

So here is where I am.

Weight: 205 lbs

Waist: 42.25″

Hips: 40.5″

Neck: 15.75

Sometimes we want to get the weight off NOW. Realize it took years to put this on, so if it takes MONTHS (and in some cases years) to get it off – thats the way it has to be. The good news is you are going to get it off. I went into some old diaries I had. Here are some entries:

1995 196 lbs.

1996 188 lbs. (I had ordered an exercise bike)

1997 192 lbs (apparently the bike was collecting dust).

1998 195 lbs. (notice only three lbs, but if you do that every year…)

1999  I don't know what my weight was, but I had ordered another piece of exercise equipment.

Start making changes in your life. I want to get to 180 by 6/19/08 I will be doing this by performing the following:

240 Minutes of Exercise a week

I'm not going to eat bread at restaurants.

I'm will drink water at restaurants.

I will incorporate more fruits and vegetables into my diet.

I will get at least 7 hours of sleep a day.

I commit to putting EVERYTHING I eat into my spark page.

I also talk about another podcast I heard where someone who went through bypass surgery, and the pain involved, and how they feel they might've solved the food problem without it. It was VERY interesting. For me, bypass surgery will never be the solution.

The above text is from 2008. It's 2010 and I'm 202.5 and I obviously didn't make it to my goal in 2008, but I'm back on the saddle and on track to lose weight and get back to 180. I know I can do it.

Email Bag

From Amy.

Q: Dave on your website I can't find where to become a premium member to get back episodes and sign up for your newsletter.

A: It doesn't exist anymore. I'm giving everything for free. There are still a few episodes on the blog that promote it, but I'm in the process of removing those.

Q: Do you have any plans to do another Biggest Loser 12 week challenge?

A: Yes. Do I know when? No. I'm listening to the audio from the last time we did it.

Q: Do you still recommend the Timex T5H911 HR monitor? I'm looking for one now. Also, is there such a thing out there that does both HR and step counts in one unit? I'm going to attempt the 10,000 step idea you speak of often. Right now, I have the Omron Pocket Pedometer model HJ-112

A: I liked the Timex Heart Rate Monitors as you could change the batteries on them without sending them back to the manufacturer. I know they make Heart Rate Monitors with pedometers built in, I need to do some research and get back to you on this. If anyone knows of one, please leave a comment or call and leave a message.

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