Thursday, May 13, 2021

If I Quit Now


If I quit now…. I WILL be back where I started.  I’m so grateful for where I am at in my journey.  Even though the path is filled with peaks and valleys it wasn’t long ago I was back at the beginning and desperately wishing to be where I am today.


Living life happier and healthier for today!


Steve Colbeth




Saturday, May 1, 2021

What's The Real Price?


Every bite, every lick, every taste, it has a price doesn’t it?  Maybe your are calorie counting to keep your weight under control, have you considered adding up your bites, tastes and licks?  If so, you know that these mindless food portions add up and sometimes quickly!

Do you finish your kids plates, consume the last of something in a pan, have a sample or two while out shopping, taste a spoonful of what you are cooking, what is the real price of these seemingly harmless portions of food?

 We often start out strong on our journey to eat healthier, to rid ourselves of unwanted pounds, and our diligence and hard work begin to show on the scale, and then we begin to discover something even greater, those non-scale rewards!

 It’s awesome to see the numbers decrease when you step on the scale and even better are the non-scale rewards: fitting into clothing, being able to move easier in your body, health check-ups with positive outcomes, sitting in a movie theater seat and fitting!  All of these non-scale rewards are victories in our journey to becoming happier and healthier for today.

 So what is the real price we pay for these bites, licks, and tastes, the little portions of leftovers we consume?  If we are tracking our food honestly we know there is a price for everything that goes in our mouths so now lets consider that when we go about our day and dip our finger in the cookie dough batter… what is the real price of that finger lick?  What non-scale reward will I be giving up for those uncounted calories, my health, my new clothing size, all the hard work I’ve done to become better, is it worth it? 

 Each of us has to decide with every bite we take what the real price is for eating the foods we eat, the portions we consume, and how it affects our outcomes and goals.

 Today I will consider all the bites, licks, and tastes, the unused portions of food, everything that crosses my lips and weigh that to the benefits I gain from sticking to healthy living.  For today I choose to live happier and healthier!