Welcome to Motivate Me this week.
I was out for lunch last weekend and that happened. It was a great lunch; delicious food and delightful service and when it came towards the end of the meal we asked for tea. The waiter went through the tea offer and we thought about it for a minute, one of our group of three asked for a decaffeinated coffee and then the waiter added: “Would you like real tea or herbal tea?” We replied with real tea and peppermint.
He brought the decaffeinated coffee, a mint tea, and a cup of tea with a submerged tea bag. I had to laugh quietly because when I was growing up, real tea was made from tea leaves.
I didn’t say anything to the waiter as he was as polite and courteous as they come, but I casually told my husband Paul and he remarked, “The same could be said about weight loss, most of what is on offer”. falls into the tea bag category, but real weight loss, like tea leaves and motivation, is not that common. “
And Paul is so right. Much of what is packaged as weight loss today is a quick fix, a super simple fix to an ever deepening problem. I dare to call it weight loss tea bags.
For tea leaves, first heat or scald the teapot, then add the tea leaves and let them rest for a few minutes. It takes time, but the end result is full of flavor. Of course, one of the great lines in the past was, “Do you prefer it weak or strong?”
I hope you can see my point. Real weight loss takes your time. Also to understand that patience brings the great rewards of satisfaction and fulfillment that long-term weight loss brings.
Who’s up for a cup of real tea now?
Thanks for the feedback on Motivate Me from last week. I’ve reinserted the link to the eBook on the Assist pillar.Understand fear and deal with it successfully. ‘ Well worth reading.
As always, thank you for giving me your time. Remember, you are not alone! The motivation community will always be there to support you.