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Fantasy Or Reality? Which One Will You Choose? - Issue #43
November 05, 2013

No one ever lost any weight by wishing and hoping.

Losing weight and overcoming overeating is difficult. Yet, it is amazing how many of us want to believe it should be effortless and easy. Many of us want to believe there is a magic answer out there waiting for us in the form of a new pill, book, surgery, or diet.

Some of us are magical thinkers. We may create vision boards, pray, do visualizations and endlessly repeat affirmations; and while all these things are wonderful tools, we must do our part as well. Some of us believe if we want something badly enough, it will happen, without us having to work for it. That’s magical thinking. Unfortunately, no one ever lost much weight by just wanting it to happen. There is a big difference between wanting something and accomplishing something. The middle ground is where the action and the effort take place.

We still have to eat less and exercise in order to drop the weight. Spending years analyzing why we overeat, reading endless books about it, or wanting, wishing and hoping we will lose weight, will never replace the action steps we need to take to get us there.

If we’re magical thinkers, we may also imbue food with magical qualities. Food may be seen as a comforter, protector, source of love, companionship, and good feelings. In order to lose the weight, we are going to have to find other sources of nurturance, and learn new ways of dealing with life, so that we can accept food for what it truly is: fuel for our body and our life.

Am I ready to take the action steps necessary to make my dream a reality?

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Feast for the Eyes - Sunrise - Photo by Catherine L. Taylor


  • If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth, only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
    —CS Lewis

  • Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
    —Andrew Jackson

  • Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
    —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  • There are two paths to achieve success. Hard work and patience.
    — Shubham Joshi

  • In search of a perfect person, don't lose a true one. Because perfection is fantasy while truth is a reality.
    — Shubham Joshi

  • Weekly Affirmations

    I am ready to replace fantasy with reality.

    Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels.

    I meet my needs in healthy ways.

    Eating less allows me to lead a healthier and fuller life.

    Each day, my small efforts bring my dream one step closer.

    Goals turn my dreams into reality.

    Daily, I tap into the river of love that courses through the Universe. This feeds my soul and brings the comfort, protection, and peace that I am seeking in food.

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    This turns off the urge to overeat and engage in other compulsive behaviors. When you feel better, you eat better! I have walked this path myself, and it has led me to peace and freedom.

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    Many Blessings,


    Catherine L. Taylor
    How You do Food is How You do Life!

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