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Fatloser Day Two: 100% Commitment!

Sunday, January 05, 2014

I'm really enjoying what's for me round three (or four?) of Steve Siebold's 21 day fatlosers.com program with its unwavering focus on mental toughness.

Day One is all about taking responsibility for being fat. Siebold says if I'm fat it's my fault. How blunt is that? He also points out that there are 3 stages in achieving any massive goal: the initial excitement of embarking enthusiastically on a new enterprise; which fades very quickly to the season of pain, when old habits try to force their way back in; and then the elation, pride and joy of "knowing" that you're going to succeed. In maintenance I'd say that the season of pain is never ending: but so too is the elation, pride and joy.

Day Two describes the necessity of 100% commitment to the program. An alcoholic has to be 100% committed to abstinence from alcohol. We would not expect anything less than 100% commitment from a spouse to fidelity: 90%, even 99%, would not be enough! Breaking down old eating habits and building new ones requires the 100% commitment to complete compliance with the diet, at least for the first 90 days. Says Siebold, it doesn't matter if sticking to the diet makes you appear rude to those who try and pressure you to eat in social situations. Otherwise, I'll "die fat".

Nuanced? Nope. Accurate? In my experience, yup.

Looking forward to Day Three: and so happy others here are joining me on fatlosers.com, some for the first time and others like me "refreshing" our mental toughness!!

Fatloser is free once again, with the former $500 fee waived: and here's the link.

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