Oct. 20, 2021

Three Questions to Point You Toward Success

Three Questions to Point You Toward Success


It's been a while since we've talked, and I'm up .8 lbs. I've been down a bit and now I'm back up a pinch. I'm resetting and going back to focusing on sleep, water, exercise, and calories. In general, making my health a priority.


I was getting my weight for my weigh-in (I have a Withings scale) and I noticed they have some very cool-looking fitness watches that have a nice classy look. Check them out


This comes from Elizabeth Benten who is the author of the book stop chasing cupcakes. I interviewed her back in 2020.

She explained these three questions and I wanted to share them with you.

1). What can I eat that is better than what you "typically" eat.

So if you usually eat brown sugar cinnamon pop tarts, you might find something like Kellogs Raisin Bran is actually healthier (not healthy, but healthier) than what you normally eat.

2). How does it make you feel?

There are certain foods I don't eat often (Big Macs, Mr Hero Roman Burgers) and yet when I do I often feel bloated, tired, starving, etc. Feelings that are not good. This can slow us down, and just hinder our success in whatever we are trying to do.

3). Does it work?

In the end you might find healthier things to eat that don't make you feel bad, but when you step on the scale - well, it's not moving. The good news is you are headed in a better direction, but you're still not headed in the best direction. Keep tweaking.


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