Re: An encouraging response to "what a bunch of whiners"
Pepe is right, YOU are the biggest obstacle in overcoming your addiction.
Pepe is right, do not hold society responsible for your obesity (even though many people will make things more difficult)
Pepe is right, if you believe this is harder than it is, it will be harder than it is.
Pepe is right, none of what I wrote is any excuse for giving up.
Pepe is right, Master-Cleanse
is a good tool to help you in your struggle.
Pepe is right, the mental part of Master-Cleanse
None of this is contrary to what I have written, read it again.
Success does not happen overnight, it takes steps as well as a constant, determined mindframe and drive. But, if you have any of it, you will already know that. That is why fad diets fail. Like Pepe says, the most important thing you can do while on the Master-Cleanse
is educate yourself about and plan for the eating habits you will have when you are done.
Not everyone can do a 40 day fast on their first try of MC. Not everyone will be out there doing 6 mile laps and then screaming, "I was invincible I tell ya." For many it will be a hard struggle of gradual steps, but that makes it the more worth doing. And, with the proper perspective on things, that makes doing what you have to do easier because you know what you will have achieved when you are done.
So, we really only disgree on a few points:
1. Pepe says, "If you say it's hard it will be hard"
You shouldn't make this harder than it is, but, this is hard, and very, very hard for many people. But that's okay. Because something is hard doesn't mean we have a "big excuse and justification for failure." We have a resposibility to do many hard things. Hard things are good, they make us heros when we finish them. I don't need to brainwash myself into thinking that something is easy to be able to do it. I can do hard things. So can you.
2. Pepe says, "And no it's not OK to do a little broth"
What is the purpose of this exercise? To build a healthier, stronger body, right? How many people actually knew what they were getting themselves into when they started this? Now, if you can complete it, and it is smart, do so. I repeat, if you can complete it, and it is smart, do so. Although an excellent tool, the MC is not perfect. You might physically or mentally need to come back to the MC again, you might not be able to stick perfectly to the plan the first time, you might not be able to go the length of time you thought. As long as you stay focused and determined and don't loose focus on your task, you have done well whatever steps you have taken. You know the difference between "I can't" and "I won't because it's not the best thing" and "I don't wanna" so you know what to do to continue to progress.
3. Pepe says, "Listen 'B'....Look I'm not being hard on you. I am truly trying to help you succeed by pointing you to the >>>real world reality<<< that there is no 'partial success'"
Again, success is achieved by steps. You may need several. All that matters is that you continue to take them. As Pepe says, don't procrastinate. Remember the ultimate goal is the HEALTH OF YOUR BODY. Anything close to "Complete success" (I'd be interested to know what that is in any sense) is definitely going to take time and lots of effort. But remember, you know the difference between "I can't" and "I won't because it's not the best thing" and "I don't wanna" so you know what to do to continue to progress.
Cliche - (n) a piece of wisdom so obvious and so applicable and so valuable that is used over and over until people who are prejudiced through denial about it try to brand it as something stupid.