Opportunity

It’s the last vlog of the month, the year, and the decade. Before deciding what to shoot, I did a lot of reflecting and looking back over the last ten years. In pondering everything that’s happened, I noticed a quirk in how I frame things when I look at my past. And that became the subject of this week’s vlog.


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  1. Patricia O'Connor

    Arm in arm!

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  2. Linda Smith

    I Love You Susan

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  3. Maggie

    With you and n 2020!

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  4. Sharon Buhrmaster

    I love your message… Arm in arm I will lose my weight and become Happy Thin and Free…. Last year at this time if someone said I would be done over 55 lbs and lose weight during Christmas time – I would have asked what they were taking…. But I am…. I love you Susan! I love BLE! I love my buddy Susie! I love my mastermind group! I love the support of the BLE staff and community….. Thank you

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Wonderful, wonderful, and more wonderful! 😉 Thrilled for you Sharon! 🧡

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  5. Laura Carlanell

    Bless you and your Family . Wishing you all a great 2020.

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  6. Liz

    This vlog landed so deeply for me. Reaching out my hand to link arms with this amazing community. So unbelievably grateful and excited for the opportunity ahead. You bless us, Susan.

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  7. Lisa Blackwell

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. My House told me to watch this when I reached out for support. I reached out to coaching too and was supported by Linden. Thank you all. Day 52 today and I had a bright Christmas. Kitchen is closed and not one lick of nmf. All lines bright on Christmas Day!!!!!! I am crying tears of joy. Thank you all and Merry Christmas!

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  8. Stephanie

    Being thin does not make you happy. There are oodles of miserable skinny people. You are not free if you are anchored to your bright lines.

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    1. Shanda

      It may not make YOU happy, Stephanie, but being thin definitely makes ME happy! Today is my fourth Christmas on BLE and I’m rocking my bright lines once again. I haven’t been perfect throughout the year, but I have been unstoppable. I ONLY feel free when I’m anchored to my bright lines! Just sayin’.

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      1. Stephanie

        Shanda I never said I was not happy. I said there a lot of miserable skinny people.
        If you are goal oriented person and reaching a goal makes you happy then keeping your lines
        would make you ecstatic.
        BTW I know many overweight folks who are full of joy.

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    2. JJ

      Amen, Stephanie…for being brave enough to point this out. Being ‘happy’ is a mind set. Being ‘anchored to your bright lines’ is replacing one addiction to another.

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    3. Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D.

      As a former crystal meth addict, I can definitely attest that being thin, by itself, does not make you happy. But earning it the way we do in BLE actually does. We have data on that. It has to do with improved neurogenesis in the hippocampus leading to way higher serotonin levels.
      I shot a vlog, back in the day, about whether the “thin” in Happy, Thin, and Free is needed:
      https://brightlineeating.com/2016/07/do-i-have-to-be-thin-to-be-happy/
      To your second point, whether anchoring in Bright Lines will feel like freedom is entirely a function of how high someone is on the food addiction Susceptibility Scale. The higher you are, the more Bright Lines will feel like freedom.
      I wish you much happiness in 2020 and beyond.
      With love,
      Susan

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      1. Stephanie

        I think it is a fantastic eating plan. Extremely healthy. I introduced to a friend who weighed close to 400 pounds.
        She opted for weight loss surgery. She is doing well with it. I told her the other day I could tell she had slimmed down quite a bit. She replied I can tell because I can breathe. BTW she has no idea how much weight lost. She does not want to know. Yes it is better then drugs and drinking but it is still going from one type of food addiction to another.

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    4. Cori

      Respectfully asking…why are you here, then? Is it to be divisive or to cause controversy? For the thousands who find this path the answer, please move on and leave your negativity somewhere else…please. I am sure the vast majority who decided to follow this lifestyle have spent much time being introspective and reflective.

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  9. Cynthia Wheaton

    Thank you for these weekly vlogs. I have been eating within my bright lines for 5 months since being introduced through the iThrive video series. At last a way of thinking about food and understanding my own psychology that really works for me. I have lost over 50 pounds and have regained my energy, health and community life. I still have 80 pounds to go to my goal. I have done this entirely by following the plan in the book and watching the free video materials and the weekly vlog. So far that seems to be as much support as I need, but I would do the Boot Camp if I could afford it. That is another great benefit… I spend MUCH less on food these days! Thank you again. And Happy Holidays.

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  10. Ellen Rich

    Thank you , thank you, thank you!!!

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  11. Christina

    I love you Susan.
    Thank you for being an incredibly BRIGHT Light in the darkness of food addiction.
    Arm in arm in my own way.

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    1. Angela Brown

      You are so vibrant and undefended!

      Your spirituality is so compelling.

      Thank you to David and all the community.

      Look out western medicine!

      Can hardly wait to see what is next!

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  12. Ariann

    Thank you for all you do. Your vulnerability is compelling.

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  13. Nancy Goss

    Merry Christmas!

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  14. Richard Saalsaa

    Thanks Susan for your authenticity. Context is everything. And we get to choose. Day by day and moment by moment. You can resist what is so, full of regret. Or you can accept what is so – no regrets. Just what’s so. I broke my line is as powerful as I kept my line when the context is for growth, affirmation, transformation. It’s how I choose to live my life powerfully. Thank you and the team for the space to create this. Namaste.

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  15. Sue Triforo

    Merry Christmas from this new Bright Lifer 86 days in. You are the guttsiest “baller” I have ever seen. And I loved this VLOG. 40 years sober, Alcoholic/addict and now food addict. I drew my food line in the sand, Sunday September 29, 2019 from food addiction to addiction management. I am learning, I am NOT my disease; I MATTER; I have a right to be here; I have a purpose (although I don’t know what it is); I love TONI from Canada; I don’t need to do more, be more to be loved. And there is nothing so bad, that eating won’t make worse. I don’t have to do that again ever. I am learing; I AM ENOUGH, I will always have enough and to trust that it is so. Coming from the brink of Heart Attack, Stroke, Hypertension, Kidney failure, Obesity and Diabetes, I am reversing all those fates awaiting me. Yes, if you have any questions, I AM A FREAKING MIRACLE. Thank you SPT for keeping it real, for honesty, for rezooming, for the blogs, for this organization. For without you guys, I would be gorging myself sick today, alone in bed (got a bad cold) and feeling sorry for myself. Instead, I’m wishing everyone I know well (when I can get out of my bed), taking such good care of myself and listening to all the bookcamp modules. I can see that I just might have a life worth living. September 26, 2019, I could not see that. YES THAT LINE IS DRAWN.

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    1. Susan Peirce Thompson

      Boom!!!!!!!

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    2. Crissa

      Thank you so much for writing this, Sue! Your attitude inspires me. I am going to copy down lots of this so that I can repeat it to myself on a regular basis!

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    3. Bright Line Eating

      Thank you so much for sharing this, Sue! Hoping you are on the mend quickly! 🧡🧡🧡

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  16. Phyllis Taylor

    Thank you Susan, Merry Christmas to you and your whole family who support you so much so you can give so much of yourself to us in this wonderful Bright Line Community. You are our” incredibly BRIGHT Light in the darkness of food addiction” just like Christina quoted above. Yes 2020 is looking brighter for me as I rezoom and continue on this BLE journey. And CONGRATULATIONS to the whole BLE Community on raising the money and getting those all important food/health questions on the medical exams!!!!

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Amazing what was accomplished so quickly by this community!!! We are blown away again and again!! 🧡🧡🧡

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  17. Sara

    Loved this vlog:)

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  18. Sheryl Pettinau

    Thank you Susan. I feel your love.
    I know 2020 is going to be an amazing BLE year and I will reach my goal having lost 24 kgs (about 55 lbs) and 7 more to go. Just read your book (keep out as my bible). It is well marked and worn out almost.
    Wonderful thing is I’m not at goal but I already feel Happy Thin and Free ! I smile immediately I wake up every morning because I feel so well. ❤️

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  19. Josh Cohen

    Clarifying… inventing… my 20/20 Vision!

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  20. Joan

    FWIW, 2020 is not the end of the decade; it’s the last year of this decade. The first decade was 2001 to 2010, then 2011 to 2020. Our next decade will be from 2021 to 2030. Easy mistake to make, but the millennium began in 2001 — hence the title of the iconic film about the new millennium.

    Wishing you a wonderful new year. Things have been going fantastically well for you, and I hope that continues.

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  21. Kim

    I haven’t signed up yet. Part of it has been oh great another opportunity to spend money and fail. This was the 1st Vlog I watched and seeing the heartfelt love for the community is giving me hope for the opportunity to win the battle . Thank for your honesty. Merry Christmas

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    1. Helen Spingola

      Sign up Kim, if you c an and before you know it, we’ll be calling you Slim Kim!

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    2. Bright Line Eating

      Totally understandable, Kim! By the time many find BLE they have spent years and $$$$ on weight loss attempts that they are OVER IT! There are many ways to get started with BLE from the book to Boot Camp. Feel free to reach out to our team to chat in a more private setting if you’re interested in getting more information for your personal circumstance! Go to support.brightlineeating.com and at the bottom of the page is a large yellow button to click to reach our team. We’d be honored to support you in your journey, whatever that looks like. 🧡🧡🧡🧡

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  22. Joyce

    Hey Susan……BLEer since February 2017. I’ve done some “research” over the years, but I keep coming back because this program is the sanest I’ve ever found. Thanks for the work you continue to do.
    As an aside, you may want to re-think the “end of a decade” thing. I just read the other day that people are often confused about when a decade ends and another begins. They said that the next decade actually begins on January 1st 2021, not 2020. If you think about it, you can see the reasoning: the end of the first year ends with a 0,. So the start of the next decade begins with the year that ends in a 1. Make sense? Hope I explained it okay.

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  23. Sylvia

    Salut from Canada.For sure in 2020..thank a million

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  24. Jacqie Shartier

    Hi Susan, thanx for your weekly blog – I love YOU, too! You’re the most authentic person I have every witnesses. Been through Boot Camp, BLE and off the rails right now, however, 2020 will get me back on track. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and may 2020 be filled with God’s Blessings for you, your family and your team!
    Love and Blessings

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  25. Teri M.

    I am there with you SPT!! I will get this done in 2020, you so inspire me and make me a better person xxxooo

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  26. Norma Dawson

    Let’s go into the 2020 !!

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  27. Claudia Brauer

    Oh my! What a beautiful post. I identify with so much of it! Thank you. I have all my life said to myself and those around me, “it is what it is” so it was great feeling hearing it from your lips. As a crystal vaser with 124 days in my belt and still dozens of pounds to go, I thank you for the peace and the freedom of this journey. To 2020 and beyond!

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      SO happy for you! You’re doing so well, Claudia! 🧡🧡

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  28. cheryl coan

    This is why we love you and stay with you, you walk your talk, and that sweet Susie is priceless.

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  29. judi anderson

    Fantastic vlog, Susan! I appreciate you, your truth, and the Opportunity you illustrate for each of us. Thank you and the BLE team, and blessings to all of you for a great 2020!

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  30. Olga

    You are one of my good addictions,
    I love the weekly blog,thank you
    for sharing from the heart,
    Wish you all the best.

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  31. Richard Huffmon

    If your goal was to offer something profound, I say you were successful . Arm in Arm, let’s go into the next year together. Just finished my boot camp with Exceptional House. I love you.

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  32. Dr Dolores Jacoby

    Arm in arm, stronger than ever, looking forward to 2020 growth. I’ve overcome cancer, Hashimotos and hypothyroidism while on this journey. Blessings.

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  33. Lorraine Dekker

    It is time for me to get back to the mothership where everyone is on the same journey. Before 2015 BLE I wanted so badly to retire 2017 and be healthy = bright line eating was one of the tracks that keep me on path to my goals.. Now, 4 years later, and taking a 2 year break from bright lifers, but staying in touch with the BLE community I have realized the need to the community and the help to the preferred healthy food planning and eating that has escaped me. 2020 will take me onward toward my life long journey and special thanks to Susan, for guiding us all. I am so excited to hear the funds were raised in 3 days. There is so much good that will come from this movement.

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  34. Katherine A Robinson

    “Food is the hardest addiction yet the one that teaches us the most. We interact with it daily.” That statement pierced my soul in such a good way. Thank you for articulating that! I’ve never done boot camp so I’ll probably never get to be an official bright lifer but I’m gonna try your 90 game challenge myself. I love that!!

    Happy New Decade Susan!! Getting on Bright Line Eating is the best health Care program in my life!!! Thank you ever so much. I wish there was a way that I could share with you in a way that you have shared with me. You feel like a friend albeit we have never met. I know the whole community feels that way. So be blessed my dear friend and keep on keeping it real!!

    Sincerely,

    Kathy Robinson
    kathyrobinson0124@gmail.com

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  35. Danuta H Fadanelli

    I love you Susan! I have been gone a while; it’s great to be back, going arm in arm into 2020. Your three videos boosted me back onto the journey. The comment about food being first in, last out really hit home with me. Since the food isn’t quite all out but the actions are. So back to rezooming and now rezooming slowly on the actions.
    Big hugs!

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  36. Gail

    Perfectly…imperfect !!!!!

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  37. Diane

    I am arm in arm with you Susan.

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  38. Deborah Morrison

    I’m so blessed by your overflowing gratitude and your spirit of continuance. We are well and all is well.

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  39. Elaine

    good vlog.. but NOT the end of the decade. the 2020’s start on 1/1/21… geez…. sorry… pet peeve of mine since Y2K… the 21st century started on 1/1/01… not 1/1/00…

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  40. Kathy

    Great point about regret. Regrets are hellish and can prevent living in the present. It´s such a wise idea to accept that what was, was. Life is so much more worth living when you´re not being goaded by regrets and resentments.

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  41. Diane

    Regrets are pointless, nothing that has been done can be undone. I read an earlier comment by Stephanie about not actually being free, that we’ve substituted one addiction (food) for another (bright lines). I understand where she’s coming from. I have been conducting my personal “research” since April 2019. I have put on weight since having a health scare and diagnosis that changed my perception of who I am. I comforted with food, not completely off plan but it was a free for all after lunch on most days. From my “research” I can say without any regrets, that I’m glad that I have the alternative of BLE. I am so grateful for this program because the alternatives to out of control eating, i.e. being obese and the health issues that follow are not palatable to me. I’m on day 3 of my personal reboot Rezoom, I did the course earlier this year. I didn’t get it at the time, but I do now, so better late than never. Thank you to the BLE team and my BLE buddies. Wishing you all peace in your lives 💕

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    1. Diane

      Oops, that should be the ramifications of out of control eating!

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    2. Bright Line Eating

      Wishing you all the best with your health and diagnosis, Diane. Sending love and healing light to you, from all of us here at Bright Line Eating. 💙

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  42. Cheryl Sousa

    Preach It!!

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  43. Hanna

    Hi Susan, I want to let you know that your vlog brought tears to my eyes. I felt the love you shared and the fact that everything is an opportunity. I live my life feeling like everything I do has to be perfect and when I fail, I fall into a shame spiral. Your video was so encouraging and spoke to this part in me that can’t ever keep herself together and live up to my expectations. Love you Susan.

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  44. Kathy Brick

    ❤️❤️❤️

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  45. Liza Brickey

    Susan, please know that when you retire, the ante goes up! Yes, when I was your age the seniours would say they were busier than when they worked. I find that too be true for me. I totally appreciate the quote you shared. But just want to give you a little lead into the elders here. We are full monty too dear lady. And grateful to you that we have our health to do this. Happy day. And thank you for this quote. Really will help me in my almost 70 body/self doing great things in the world.

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