More Not Stopping

There are four kinds of homicide:
felonious, excusable, justifiable,
and praiseworthy. ~Ambrose Bierce

You know, the only problem with putting it out there in the world is now I feel I’ve got to at least try this stuff I’m writing about.  There’s the “not stopping” thing.  I’m really really good at starting and stopping.  I’ve done it my whole life. Just seems to come with my depression. Is it that way for you? Sunday I was in the yard trimming a bush and hauling limbs to the curb.  Monday I’m in bed most of the day. Sigh.

The best counsel I got for not stopping is “do what is right for you, not what your brain is telling you“.  My brain tells me:  go to bed.  And it’s just me there in bed.  How boring is that?  So, I tell my brain “Thanks for sharing.” and go out and do what is best for me and Chris.  Do I do what is right for us every time?  Of course not.   The ice cream diet was an example of that.

Ice cream is one of the food groups.  Isn’t it?  Absolutely. It calms the depression and anxiety.  God I hate the anxiety.

Two months ago I went in for my annual physical. I’d gained 10 pounds.  They took my blood pressure.  It had gone up.  I got blood drawn.  They took so much I felt like I gave blood.  Then I got the results.  They showed I had lots more of the bad stuff.

Two hundred and twenty pounds. Much too much for me. What to do? When did this happen any way? I used to be skinny. Oh well. Skinny no more.  In the past I tried counting calories (too complicated).  Who can keep up with all those numbers?  Then I tried to “just say no”.  But there’s ice cream.  That didn’t work either.

After I got the test results, I thought “Hey I’m a Shaklee guy.  Why don’t I try Cinch®?” – Shaklee’s weight loss program.  A shameless plug? Absolutely.  I think it’s the best weight loss program out there.  The products are backed by clinical tests.  They are “beyond organic”.  Why would I plug anything else?  I want us to have the good stuff.

Even with all that, I knew I couldn’t loose weight by my self.  So, viola the NOVA Cinch® Club was born.  Our Club has grown from one (me) to three.  Two more people to be accountable to.  It’s working.   After two weeks we are collectively down eleven pounds.  Woo Hoo!

I’m happier.  My face is not so round.  My belt buckles with a lot less tugging.  I have more energy.  I’m healthier.  Breathing is easier.  I love breathing.  Most days now I don’t even need an afternoon nap.  Health and Happiness.  That’s what it’s all about.

Why not join us? What have you got to loose?

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