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Based In A Small Village

Posted on 11/18/2008

Willpower is not inherited.  It is a choice, like impulse control.  That’s one of my favorite qualities of Kelly.  He’s a patient man who weighs the evidence before coming to a decision.  That trait makes him an excellent doctor and husband.

I try to operate in the same way, but—honestly—I’m more emotional than Kelly.  In a way, I think that’s good because my emotions have given energy to my work and my company.  And I certainly have the willpower.

One of my friends asked me a series of questions this week.  How many companies founded in 1985 still exist?  Of those, how many were founded by women?  Of those, how many were founded by nurses?  Of those, how many were based in a small village?

Goodness, when you think of it that way!!!  Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating is a miracle.  I’m grateful to all who made it possible, including the One Who Hears My Prayers.  And I know if it weren’t for Kelly adding his own brand of wisdom, it never would have happened.
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Of course, I want to help you find your own inner willpower.  If you want to lose weight or if you want to eat healthy, or if you want to do both, what is necessary to succeed?  Simple.  Make up your mind you really want to succeed.  Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating is the right plan—of this I have no doubt—and so many of our people have confirmed my thinking over the years.  So if you have the right plan and you use your God-given willpower, then YOU WILL SUCCEED.  If you’re on the plan, you know I’m having a good thought for you.  

In fact, I’d like each of our customers to have a good and supporting thought for all the others.  That’s one way we can help each other.  Wouldn’t it be nice?
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From time to time, readers write in to suggest that we eliminate one item or another from the menu.  In the last week, two have requested that we eliminate pastas from our meal offerings.  Well, I appreciate the comments, but I’m not inclined to take such a drastic step.  Carbohydrates—which can come from potato, rice, pasta, bread, etc—are a form of energy. 

You know, we’re trying to please a wide variety of palettes.  Not everybody likes everything.   We have to provide a balance that is pleasant to eat and satisfies healthy eating criteria.  At Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, we’re always assessing our menus and are willing to make changes, but imagine how carefully we must consider a plethora of factors.
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One reader, mindful of our insurance crusade, wrote me to suggest that our customers bring/send Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating menus to their heart doctors.  The writer said, “I told mine what I was doing and he was quite impressed.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could have them help to spread the word?  I’ve been on the plan since February and will continue as long as I can afford it.  I live alone and was forgetting to eat and then eating all the wrong things.  Seattle Sutton’s has helped me to eat regular, balanced meals, though I do get a bit bored at times.   I’ve lost 30 lbs. and when I get to my goal I can supplement with some goodies from time to time.”
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It’s that time again!  Holiday Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating Packages.  As you may know, we’re closed the last two weeks of the year, and the Holiday Package can be a real godsend.  Many, many people buy them as gifts for their friends.  Others use them to fill the healthy eating void until we open again in January.

Here’s what the Holiday Package contains:  Ten Dinners: 1 Spaghetti with Meat Sauce; 1 Fluffy Egg Noodles with Meatballs; 1 Chicken Alfredo Dinner; 1 Garden Pattie; 2 Chicago Style Chili; 2 Heirloom Ravioli; 2 Lasagna.  

Also: 1 Fruit & Juice Basket (Variety of 5 Fruits and 5 Juices); Muffins & Cream Cheese (Small Portion receives a variety of 10 small Muffins and Cream Cheese) (Large Portion receives a variety of 10 large Muffins and Cream Cheese).

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Seattle Sutton, BSN, RN

She made healthy eating her mission in life long before anyone else did, in hopes of helping her own obese father. A registered nurse by training and entrepreneur at heart, she lives, eats and breathes everything about healthy eating and helping to improve people’s eating habits and overall health. She enjoys never having to bother with grocery shopping, cooking and counting calories. Her favorite SSHE meal, although it’s hard to pick just one, is the Potato Gnocchi with Basil Pesto Sauce.

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