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Within Two Years

Posted on 10/10/2008

Condolences to my friend, Ron Santo.  He is taking the Cubs loss very hard.  Oh, my!  I understand his disappointment.  His team has come up short, so he feels as if he has done the same.  And he’s a passionate man, not afraid of his emotions.  Admirable! Almost all of us have experienced painful disappointment caused by the failure of something with which we dearly identify.  Sometimes I feel that way when I walk down a big city street and see so very many obese people.  Very saddening for me!

Ron, I want to remind you of something you probably already know.  Only a person with the courage to place herself (or himself) at emotional risk has any chance to know the exultation of victory.  In other words: our world being the way it is, if you’re not willing to risk losing, you don’t have a chance to win.  

The Cubs will win a World Series soon, Ron.  Trust me.  I know a little about these things.  Within two years.  When it happens, please help me so I can buy one of those fabulous authentic championship rings.
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Which is not to say I root only for the Cubs.  It’s just my friendship with Ron that makes them special to me.  I also like the White Sox, Twins, Tigers, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, and Royals. 

What a coincidence!  Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating does business in the home areas of each of those teams!
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Here’s another of my favorite Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating meals: Chicken and Swiss Cheese Casserole.  Good, good, good.  A perfectly baked combination casserole containing broccoli flowerets, tender chicken, Swiss cheese and rice.  We serve it with golden corn on the cob.  By some taste bud serendipity, this casserole combination works splendidly well.  Definitely one of my favorites.  Kelly likes it too, but his favorite meal on that day’s menu is the vegetable soup with a tuna salad sandwich on a whole wheat bun.
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Received this comment: “This is my second week on the Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating program.  The first week, I lost four pounds.  Started working out this week, but haven’t lost any more weight.  I am not cheating.  Am I doing something wrong?  I don’t want to get discouraged.”

Don’t get discouraged.  You’re doing well.  It’s not really wise to weigh yourself frequently.  We recommend once a week, preferably Monday.  You have really been on our plan for about 10 days, right?  Are you drinking 8 glasses of water a day?  Are you adding in 2 glasses of skim milk or soy milk every day?  For some tips on stretching out our meals so you can eat more than three times per day, please call my daughter Paula at 817.689.0265.  Our customers and we have tested many ideas that work out very well.  Congratulations on your winning attitude and good start.
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By the way, Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating has a technical do-dad on my blog site that measures how many people read each blog.  Do you know the most popular yet?  Forgive the rhetorical question.  I just wanted an excuse to tell you that my blog titled “A Little Now Is Better Than A Lot Later” holds that honor.  

Some of you may remember that blog, which insists on the wisdom of insurance companies paying some of the expenses of our meals for those they insure who are in need of weight loss.  

More on that topic next time.

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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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