Unhappy Fat? Unhappy Thin.

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When I weighed over 350 lbs, I thought for sure that losing weight would make me happier. In fact, I was certain that happiness & body weight went together. Cause & effect.

Lose weight, get happier. I was wrong.

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If you’re unhappy before losing weight, losing weight won’t make you happy.

I talked about this at length this past weekend at ASCEND and shared my primary takeaways in today’s podcast. If you haven’t listened to it yet, I strongly recommend it.

We pursue external goals less for the external goal itself (weight loss, debt reduction) but because of the internal target we’re trying to hit (happiness, confidence, peace of mind).

We think they go together. They do not.

I saw this picture on the AgentSteven Instagram page the other day and it beautifully depicts the truth about change.

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External goals don’t hit internal targets.

If you want to be happier, you have to pursue happiness.

Losing weight means you weigh less. That’s all.

There are tons of lean & thin people who aren’t happy. Who aren’t confident. There are tons of wealthy people who aren’t peaceful.

These external goals do not come with internal improvements.

You have to pursue them separately.

I know this isn’t always easy to do, but take a listen to episode 411 of the Primal Potential Podcast for a bit more of this.

Another day, another workout! Once again, I wasn’t looking forward to going to the gym. However, I don’t make these choices based on what I want to do. I make these choices based on what is the right thing & the best thing for me to do.

FITNESS
On the Minute x 10
4 Power Snatches

followed by…

“Run Down”
4 Rounds:
15 Power Snatches (75/55)
60 Single Unders
200 Meter Run

You guys know I don’t love the running workouts but I always feel proud & energized when they’re done!

On the food front:

I kicked off the day with a whole bunch of coffee & a packet of Artisana coconut butter from Thrive Market. Throughout the morning I had a couple handfuls of macadamia nuts (also from Thrive).

Around 3pm I whipped up some bacon & eggs – 3 slices of bacon & 2 eggs over easy.

Yesterday at Whole Foods I picked up some faux noodles and I had them for dinner tonight with broccoli, grilled chicken and some more of that garlic, bone broth and cashew cream sauce. What a freakin’ treat!!

Here’s a link to the “noodles” I used but I found them in the refrigerated section of Whole Foods.

If you give them a try, let me know what you think!


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    • Elizabeth Benton
      Elizabeth Benton says:

      Of course I don’t mind 🙂 I’m not one for measuring, but I put a bunch of chicken bone broth in the blender. Probably about a cup. Then I added 4 cloves of roasted garlic and some salt. Then I threw in a couple handfuls of cashews. The amount of cashews depends on the size of the cashews and the amount of bone broth. I did it until it was creamy.

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