One Day at a Time

In this week’s vlog, I talk about what is possibly the most foundational concept in Bright Line Eating. I honestly can’t believe I’ve never addressed it before, but better late than never!


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  1. Lisa Sinclair

    I just started my second bootcamp after a long time away–away in every sense, having gained my weight back. What caused me to hesitate about doing this again was my preoccupation with future failure. I am committed to ODAAT, and so grateful for the strong reminder.

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  2. Ronna Berezin

    Profound!

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  3. Micki

    Thank you for this vlog! Like Lisa, I did very well on BLE and then fell off and have gained weight. Pulled out my food journal and wrote down my food for tomorrow. I have saved this vlog and plan to listen tomorrow am. At least I know BLE works. Just need to be good to myself and stay on track.

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  4. Helen Spingola

    A super vlog from our super leader: SPT!!!

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  5. Donna

    Absolutely one of the best commitments in BLE – 1 day at a time! I am within 7 pounds of my goal weight on BLE in 11 months. It is not a diet , it is not a plan it is a way of life now 1 day at a time.

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  6. Rosanne de Vries

    Thank you for this vlog One day at a Time. Although I know this, hearing you state it is so encouraging. And to keep a journal. Something else I knew but haven’t been doing. Thank you.

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  7. Larry

    I have only been on your program for eight days (down 10 lbs.) and have taken this one day at a time. What has been most critical for me is to plan out the meals for tomorrow. I have journaled the results. I had to laugh tonight because for the first time (after 7 days), I actually wrote out my meals for the next 3 days. I am sure that will most likely lead to weekly, but hey, its a start. My wife (out of town watching the grandkids), is also doing well. Soon, we might even be doing it together!

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    1. Virginia

      Larry, congratulations on completing your first week! Since the beginning, two years ago today, I made weekly menus. This guided my shopping and prepping. in the past few months I got a bit complacent and thought the weekly would be fine. I now realize writing it down in our little black book every day, either the night before (best) or the morning of, really helps commit for the day. I’m so happy you and your wife have each other for support. My husband is at 3 and not on the program oh, but he has been my absolute biggest fan!

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  8. Jane

    Fabulous blog, Susan! One day at a time. So true, so true. It’s the only way to get to H, T, and F. Many thanks for the reminder.

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  9. Marcia Cain

    I do not do Twitter. I want to follow on facebook

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  10. Erin

    Brilliant! This concept of focusing on today, the day I can take action, the day that matters, is so helpful to me. As a person who very much looks to the future and makes plans for everything, my inner saboteur has been whispering about future celebrations, family reunions, and how impossible it is to live without f/s/nmf forever. I am now taking things one day at a time and giving myself permission to eat whatever I want “tomorrow”. Thank you, Susan!

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  11. Virginia

    Thank you Susan. This was the subject of one of the first daily videos in boot camp when I started in 2017. It absolutely saved me while I was still so crazy addicted and so very angry that I “had” to do this because I was not normal like everyone else. I still think of Jimmy! Sadly, today I had a mini break/ binge. (Hence, leaning in and listening to your weekly vlog!) I am so fortunate to have participated in the FANTABULOUS reboot resume course on which you and your staff worked so passionately and intensely. Tonight as I soak in my lovely bath, my body feeling bloated and Ill I don’t feel at all defeated. I feel hopeful. Just turn that sine wave right around in the other direction. And tomorrow I start a new day. JUST FOR TOMORROW I will eat only and exactly what I have written down. With so much gratitude and love for you and your hard-working amazing staff.

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      So glad for your hope, Virginia! Hope is a beautiful thing! <3

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  12. Lisa S.

    I am just begining BLE and this was EXACTLY what I needed to hear today. You are such a blessing.

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  13. Susan Rink Olsen

    YEP! I am here to attest…one day at a time. It’s simple and it works. All my “one days” have become a foundation of 1088. So much thanks a gratitude to SPT, her team, the whole BLE community, and my precious as gold MM group! It really does take a village.
    so much love!!

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  14. Constance Joy

    Okay!! Thank you!! ❤️💖💗Just what the doctor (SPT) ordered!! This wonderful vlog!! ✨✨✨Very inspiring!! And…. I just signed up for my second time around 14 day challenge starting tomorrow which is exactly one year from when I successfully did it last year… I am psyched 😍… So I am going for it and will start fresh again. .. I will weigh in tomorrow … probably just a little above my original goal weight last time… but I need some tweaking to get to the French formula goal weight and maintenance. Thank you Susan!!💗💖🌹

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  15. Darlene Goodall

    I am new to this whole concept. Just listened to the first two video’s today, I am excited but nervous to start. I thought in my mind today that I will start “tomorrow” or maybe wait until Monday so I can eat all my favorite foods the rest of the week. After hearing this I believe I better go get my journal and get signed up tomorrow. Taking it one day at a time seems less daunting then thinking it may take me a year or so to lose the weight that I need to. Thank you for this blog.

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Welcome Darlene! We are honored to support you in your journey! We would encourage you to not delay…those “last supper” thoughts can be very appealing but don’t go there, it will not make you feel well–mentally or physically! <3

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  16. Lauren Lee

    A concept true to my heart in all areas of life! I particularly enjoyed this vlog and appreciated that it was under 10 minutes. I find some of the vlogs too long.

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  17. Marti

    I think my body has now reached maintenance. I am no longer losing weight, but it does not bother me at all. I am Happy, Thin and Free, and very Healthy too!!! The challenge is now to keep my weight STABLE. In more than 26 years I have never been able to keep off the weight I have lost countless times. But THIS time I AM doing it!!!!! ONE DAY AT A TIME!!!! I talk to myself all the time, and I tell myself that THIS time I WILL keep the weight off. When Sabby (my Saboteur) rears his ugly head, I tell him to go jump in the lake. I have found another way of controlling my food. I keep ONLY my food for the day in the top part of my fridge. (My fridge has two doors.) The other food is kept in the bottom part of the fridge or in the freezer. Every evening I take out my food for the next day – in exact portions – and I put it in the top part of the fridge. Easy! I only eat what is in the top part of the fridge and nothing else. I eat only twice a day and I fast 16 to 18 hours overnight. Fasting controls my former binge eating and grazing cow behaviour. I am no longer a binge eater and a grazing cow. I really, really battled to eat only 3 meals a day when I started Bootcamp on 10 October 2017, because I have never before in my whole life done only 3 meals per day. But once I managed only 3 meals a day I decided to make it even simpler and eat only twice a day, I now eat to live and I no longer live to eat. Food has become a non-issue in my life. I am FREE!!!!!!! I am never hungry because I eat enough. I don’t get cravings because I don’t eat sugar and flour. And I do what Dr Stephan Guyenet recommends in his book, “The Hungry Brain”: Keep it simple and bland and boring. I discovered this book when SPT did a vlog about the book. I taught myself to find joy in other things but food. It took me 2 years to get here, but the FREEDOM is absolutely amazing and the best gift I could ever have given myself. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Susan and BLE!!!! It CAN be done!!!! JFTFP ODAAT and DENMW the NMF and NMD because TNFTP = Just Follow The F****** Plan One Day At A Time and Don’t Eat No Matter What the Not My Food and Not My Drink because That’s Not Food! That’s Poison!!!!

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      So happy for your freedom, dear Marti!!! Sounds like you’ve got a great system! <3

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  18. Janey Little

    So helpful! This simple tip brings it all back to living in the present moment – whether it’s food or anything else we’re dealing with, living in the Present Moment is the greatest gift we give ourselves. Thank you Susan for this wonderful reminder to incorporate this into our eating habits.

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  19. GLENDA R. SOUZA

    Love this! I believe we are given exactly what we need when we need it most and here it is! I”m starting day 4 today and so far am not having hunger or craving issues but my personal life is a mess right now and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed so your advice is nothing new but hearing it today from you is exactly what I needed for all aspects of my life right now. Thank you so much I absolutely love your energy! It is my first time following a blog so thank you for that too sometimes it is nice to step out of you comfort zone!

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  20. Marion L Schleusener

    This was helpful for me. I’ve done the no sugar/no flour for a few years but I have been struggling with admitting that nuts are a trigger food for me and key to it is I don’t want to give up nuts forever, too. Well, how about giving them up just for today?

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  21. Joy B Osborn

    Thank you for your support today. I have an event tonite (a cooking and eating program of all things!), and I still want to honor the program as much as possible. I’m planning my strategy for tonite!

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  22. Lynn

    Very inspiring. Thanks Susan!

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  23. irene

    love you some more 🙂

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  24. Marlene Clark

    Wonderful vlog!! This is so true and one of the best things for all of us to follow! Thank you, Susan! I will certainly keep your words in my thoughts whenever I feel tempted! “Today” is important…we will face tomorrow when it gets here!❤️

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  25. Miriam Sibley

    Best vlog ever!! Reframed my whole journey. I am on day 6and doing very well but that little voice keeps telling me “no way I can do this forever”. I will just keep going one day at a time.

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  26. Lisa

    Truth!! One day at a time indeed! Love you, Susan!

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  27. Heather

    Susan, sometimes it’s just one minute at a time for me!!! Love you girl. Love your vlog. xoxoxoxo
    Heather from Canada

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  28. Joy Jacobs

    Such a vital concept! One day at a time, one meal at a time, one hour at a time, anything is possible.

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  29. Tammie Monk

    Thank you Susan for this blog of wisdom. I’m brand new to the ble way of life and feel so grateful to have finally found you after 2 decades of searching for a way to fix myself so I can live the rest of my life happy, thin and free, one day at a time. Habitually I tell myself “oh well, there’s always tomorrow or you can try again on Monday, this week is write off”. You’re vlog this week really hit home. No more self sabotage with tomorrow’s, I need to ditch tomorrow and be present in today. Today is what matters, today I am breathing and today I will focus on making today count ! Tomorrow may never come but I am grateful to have the opportunity to participate in blehtf . Thank you Susan for this investing in my opportunities 🙏🏼😊

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Beautiful, Tammie! We are so glad you found your way to us! <3

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  30. Teresa

    Thank you Susan for your weekly blogs…I love them & the wisdom….One Day at a Time is good advice for everything. I haven’t started doing BLE totally but I do some of the hints…cutting down on sugar & flour….down about 10 lbs. 🙂
    Have a great day & keep up the great work.

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  31. Deb Morgan

    I think this was the most important vlog you’ve ever shot. I’m going to watch it every day to quiet my sabatour!

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      That’s great, Deb! So glad this vlog is bringing strength to you! <3

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  32. Lynn

    Love this. Amazing concept.

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  33. Jen

    So needed this message today… thank you.

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  34. Cynthia Holland

    This is so true!! 2 1/2 years in and it’s One Day at A Time, sometimes One meal at a time, and one breath at a time. I get so overwhelmed in life, period, when I start to think about how I can do “this” (keep bright lines, raise 4 teenagers, do a demanding job, Forever, pefectly). But Thank God He only gives us this one period and tells us that tomorrow can take care of itself! Matthew 6:25-34. A good word and a good reminder, Thank you dear Susan.

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  35. Mina

    I was thinking about this today and what a wonderful and on time answer to the voice in my head and people around me. Thank you. I actually cried when I listen to this clear answer to almost all my problems

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  36. Mina

    By the way I’m starting my very first boot camp today.

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  37. Lorin Bacon

    As a Food Addict scale = 2 person who works as a Nurse Practitioner in disease reversal through weight loss and food as medicine, I LOVE these vlogs and especially this one. I am always trying to find ways to empower my patients, to validate them and their experience, and to show them healthy alternatives. I find SPT engaging and compelling. I’ve shared this with friends and patients. AND let me share that I always plan my meals ahead of time. Even for travel. I am never at the mercy of fast-food joints or airports. It just makes sense. So let’s all keep marching, one day at a time, toward better health and fuller lives. I can now say I’m a BLE addict 10.

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