Get Your Posse!!

“Battles fought alone are overwhelming, but battles fought together are exciting.”                      Jim Molinari  (Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Nebraska Cornhuskers)

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Picture this . . .

A posse riding into in an Old West town.

Dust flying.

Heads turning.

And with the posse’s presence comes a sense of relief.  Law and order will be restored.

Not only is this group of comrades fighting for a greater cause, they also have confidence they will prevail.  That is because they understand there is power in numbers and they are a force to be reckoned with.

But that isn’t all they have going for them.  In fact, their biggest asset may be that they share a tight bond and they have each other’s backs.

Now insert yourself in this picture with your best buddies.  Your closest friends and confidants.  Those people that can help you in your journey of Peace with Food (or just your journey through life in general).  Those people you can text, call, message or reach out to for help, encouragement, and support.

This is your posse.

They will be there for you when you don’t feel like you can fight another day.  When you need a cheerleader.  Or when you need a shoulder to cry on.

And they will pick you up, dust you off, and help you get back in the game when you fall down.

If you’re thinking, “But I don’t have a posse.”  Then start with what you have.  Can you find one person, one buddy, one accountability partner or whatever you want to call them that can help you?

Getting a person to support you and hold you accountable through this journey is a BIG DEAL.

Seriously.

We don’t know where we would be if we had not done this thing together.  In fact, you probably wouldn’t be reading this post, because this blog would not exist.

So start thinking.  Who is someone you can trust?  Someone who has your back?  Someone you can be honest with and who will be honest with you?  Someone who will be your cheerleader, but will also give you a reality check when necessary?

Then think about a posse.  Where can you find a group of people with a common purpose?  Is it at work?  At the gym?  At church?  In your social settings?  On Facebook?

Going solo can be lonely.  Besides, life is just a whole lot more fun and the journey a whole lot more enjoyable when you are taking it with your buddy.

Or with a posse.  😉

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Take-Home Message:

Life is better together! So get your posse or, at the very least, someone to take the journey with.

 

Why Diets Don’t Work: Reason #1

Sugar Cookies

Reason #1:  Diets use a cookie-cutter approach.

At Christmas season one of our favorite activities is making sugar cookies with our kids – the kind you make with cookie cutters.  We just love it!

And although this approach works wonderfully when you’re whipping out dozens of cookies, when talking about a diet, the cookie-cutter approach only proves to be a flop.

That is one thing we absolutely love about Peace with Food. It discards this cookie-cutter formula and instead encourages a custom-fit plan for each individual. Imagine that, a tailored plan, customized specifically for you! (Which, by the way, takes into account your preferences and helps you work with them leaving you feeling satisfied and at peace rather than deprive you of them.)

It is really similar to everything else in life.  Think about it.  How do you raise your kids?  How do you spend your money?  How do you handle your relationships?  Is there any aspect of your life in which you do every thing exactly like anyone else, even your closest friends and confidants?

Similar?  Maybe.  Exactly alike?  Impossible.  That’s because you are the only one living with your life, circumstances, preferences, and propensities.  You are unique.  Embrace it!!

What might work marvelously for one may be a totally dud for another. That’s okay. That just gives us the freedom to be our selves.

So, if you are tired of trying to fit into someone else’s mold, let it go.  Find what works for you and then go with it.  Life is too short to live by someone else’s formula.

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Take-Home Message:

You are a one-of-a-kind masterpiece!  Living at Peace with Food will help you find your custom-fit plan, tailored specifically for you!