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Old 04-11-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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Someone Actually Listened

I share my new LC lifestyle with most everyone that asks, and even some that don't.
Tuesday evening an overweight friend asked me how I had lost weight so I told him I had cut out sugar, bread, flour and starchy vegetables. He said he couldn't do that. He didn't have the willpower. I said "Sure you can. You don't have to quit eating, or be constantly hungry. Just eat different things."
Yesterday we both went to a lunch meeting where they had a buffet. On his plate he had a couple pieces of roasted chicken, green beans, turnip greens, and a salad. He saw me look and said, "I'm trying!" When they came around with ice cream he said politely, "No thank you." I've known that dude for nearly 30 years and that's a first time I ever heard such from him!
Praise God! I've been concerned about his health for years.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #2
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Sounds like you are leading by example!
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
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Amen.
Sounds like you have a new friend and mentee.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:41 PM   #4
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That's fantastic! Here's hoping him years of good health from his improved eating habits!
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #5
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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That's cool! It must make you feel pretty good knowing that he took your advice, and it's changing his life for the better.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:33 PM   #7
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That's great!
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:41 PM   #8
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That is great news!!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:49 PM   #9
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Yay! Did you check in to see how he's doing?
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:59 PM   #10
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That is really great and it just goes to show that you never really know when someone is ready to hear the message. Now you just need to be sure your friend has support.

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Old 04-11-2013, 06:02 PM   #11
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:37 PM   #12
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Good to hear. Now when you have a bit of time tell him about some of the really good things you can eat and it doesn't just have to be chicken for protein. Now he knows what to avoid and is trying, he will get more motivated when he realizes a nice juicy steak with some butter on top isn't a no no like it would be on so many diets.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:22 PM   #13
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That's awesome! I know it feels great when you can actually help someone you care about live a little healthier... I've coached a few people myself here and there, and it's always exciting to see when someone GETS it
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:09 AM   #14
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Awesome!!

It's great when somebody 'gets it.' Let us know how he gets along!
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:16 AM   #15
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One of the things that keeps me motivated is the # of people who have come to me for advice. I can't let them down!

Good job with your friend.
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