Introducing Three New Terms

I’m so excited for this week’s vlog, because I get to talk about some important changes that have been in the works here at Bright Line Eating. You see, there are a few terms that are used all the time in the Bright Line Eating community, and they’ve been due for an update for quite a while. Watch the vlog to hear my thoughts.


Comments

  1. Sara

    This was a great vlog. I love the change in terminology and the idea of happy , free and in a bright sized body.

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  2. Jacqie Shartier

    I love the terms Happy Weight, Quality Life Body and Bright Sized Body. Perfect terminology for me.

    I appreciate your flexibility in changing!

    Lots of Love and Blessings to all the BLE TEAM

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  3. Vail Briggs

    This is brilliant! A Bright sized body is something I can totally identify with. This is what I want, a body perfect for me because of how bright I am and not because of a number I see on the scale. I have been thinking about it for a while, as I still play games around my weigh in each week. I want to focus on my Bright Lines and just forget about the number. Thank you for presenting just the right idea at just the right time, as you most often do <3 I love you!

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  4. Andi

    I loved this, Susan! I felt my spirit sigh a deep sigh of relief at hearing the new terms. I got within 3 lbs of my “ideal” goal weight with BLE a couple of years ago and ended up obsessing about the number and falling into the ditch from which I couldn’t climb out. I regained all the weight I had lost. I have now rezoomed but I am determined to find my happy body this time and stop obsessing over the “French ” weight calculation and how I can make myself fit in. I’m 69 and ready to have a peaceful relationship with food and to enjoy the remainder of my life.

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      The thought of you having a deep sigh is a lovely visual, Andi. As though a burden has been lifted for you. 🧡🧡🧡

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    2. Susan J Edwards

      Bless you Andi. I will keep you in my thoughts. I am 78 years old and after struggling with weight for 63 years I found BLE in 2017. I now know that with the amount of “skin” i have on my body I will not, and don’t want to anymore, weigh a “certain” amount on the scale. Even though we aren’t supposed to cross our legs, my goal is to be able to cross both legs while sitting AND to wear SIZE 10 undies. My undies size 12 were hanging down the back of my legs. I can almost wear Size10 but because of child birth ages ago and yo-yo dieting I have lots of skin, but I do think this is doable. I have shed 93 pounds and I feel really good. From the beginning of BLE I said my goal was Happy, Healthy, Free. Thin is NO longer a goal for me. Blessings, Susan from Waco, Texas

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  5. Jenny Partridge

    This is REALLY helpful in light of Ari’s GRIT webinar that discusses Energy Flux. I’m on maintenance. Instead of minimizing my food plan to keep that scale “goal weight”, I’m going to add more food, move more, focus on my QLB (Quality LIfe Body) and weigh less.

    HAHA just realized that’s a double meaning. I’m going to weigh less OFTEN – but following this new paradigm, I’ll probably weigh LESS!!!!😂

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  6. V Fi

    Goal weight vs. Happy weight: Totally agree with a change as it’s always meant “Weight Watcher” to me; but “Happy weight” seems like kindergarten, i.e., “Do we have our happy face on today?” Would like to see something like Comfort Weight.
    Right-sized body vs. Quality-life body: I like Right-sized body so much…it has always been explained that it is an individual’s own decision of what is “right-sized” for them and their life style and comfort level so they can have a quality life and not worry about others’. Sad to see it go. Even non-BLE friends understood it.
    Right-sized body vs. Bright-sized body: Bright-sized body–gitchy–cutesy.

    Just MHO–still all about the BRIGHT LINES!

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Thanks for watching and for sharing your reflections, V Fi! You can always continue to use whatever terms resonate deeply with you! <3

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    2. Nina

      What about Feel Good Weight or Feeling Good Weight??

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  7. Sue Vital

    These are wonderful terms and I love them! I love how BLE is continually listening to the community and evolving towards more and more inclusivity and wellness. That’s saying a lot for an organization that already does amazing, life transforming work.

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  8. Dawn

    Happy weight is a good concept but can be dangerous if the range is so broad that it allows broken lines and yo-yo fluctuations up and down and back and forth. The main thing, is to get to a healthy, active place and stay consistent.

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  9. Joan Broughton

    Most helpful vlog to date!! (For me)
    Takes me back on track.

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  10. annoyed viewer

    Yes, yes BLE is fantastic, wonderful, and brilliant, but why do you say “VLOG” like it’s a sexual invitation? Can’t you just simply say the word without the porn element (or looking skyward with rolling eyes)? Maybe ask what your “Wildcat Part” is protecting you from.

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  11. Regina Sharon Pultorak

    The term changes seem a bit vague in their meaning compared to the original language
    It is not immediately obvious what the meaning is
    Thanks

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    1. Caree Gellinck

      Those terms are obvious to bright lifers, but outside of that it requires an explanation.

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  12. JEN

    That is amazing timing. Thanks!

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  13. Ken

    Hi Susan,
    A great message! I had some difficulty staying
    focused because you caved in to others who are insecure
    about themselves and revealed less cleavage. You are
    god blessed, honor that.

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  14. Lisa M Fieseher

    I use the term, healthy body.

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  15. Linda Gostinger

    Susan, you saved me from eating at 10pm by watching your vlog and being inspired to stay on the bright lines. Thanks, you are the Rock Star

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  16. Kathleen Gibson

    Beautiful! I have just completed my first 30 Days with very bright lines and my goal is definitely to focus on the business of life, being obedient to a life of Power, Love, and Self-Control, and serving others. BLE is brilliant. These are good new concepts. Thank you for caring enough to do what you do!

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Well done, Kathleen! Congrats on your first 30 days! 🧡🧡🧡

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  17. Laura

    So appreciate your ability to reframe and modify as needed. Staying cemented to an ideology that no longer works, just because a while ago you said it was the “thing” is so freeing to me. And it is so true. Love all of the new terms and concepts. You have my vote to accept and use them. Thank you

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  18. Kim

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for the new terminology! At 54 years young, I identify most with “quality life body.” I am also hoping the word “thin” will be dropped from the tagline! I love how BLE is always changing, evolving, and adapting!

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Susan recently mentioned her desire to transition away from Happy, Thin, and Free . 🧡

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      1. susie k

        I think HAPPY, FIT & FREE is best!

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  19. Narelle Cassar

    Susan, fantastic VLOG and I love your new concepts. They make so much sense. It is really interesting as I have been participating in the Gideon Games for the past 20 days and haven’t even thought about weighing myself. Enjoying and trusting the process which in turn is giving me so much peace in freedom. This is the first time in 3 1/2 years of Bright Line Eating that I haven’t weighed on a weekly basis even though I have maintained maintenance for over 2 years. Thank you for all that you do! Sending hugs and so much gratitude and love xoxoxxo

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  20. Ana

    I love all of the terms but a 4th term is sticking in my head: bright life body.

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  21. Linda Cannon

    I reframed the tag-line (for myself) at the beginning of my BLE journey.
    I prefer “Happy, Healthy and Free.”

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  22. Diane

    I’m not sure that there are catch-all phrases that will suit everyone. Clearly people come from many different experiences to BLE. Someone might be averse to setting a goal weight, but someone else may find this extremely motivating and it increases their dopamine because they are meeting a challenge or goal that they set. New phrases are introduced into languages all the time. They enter the vernacular once enough people adopt them. They are usually not forced or enforced. Maybe we should let these terms evolve organically in our community rather than be prescriptive about it.

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    1. Caree Gellinck

      Yes, please. I never would have found or tried BLE otherwise.

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    2. Bright Line Eating

      Different terms and phrases definitely resonate differently from person to person. We invite all within our community to use what serves them and their journey best. 🧡

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  23. Leslie Cook

    I watched the VLOG before going to bed and work up this morning thinking of how I am moving toward my ‘Bright Sized Body.’ and it felt so good. Norishing my body and spirit with my Bright Lines makes me feel really good. I do think that different people will like different terms as you can already see from the comments. Everyone has a different history and different trigger words. For example you often talk about Happy, Thin and Free. The thin word is something that I have never been – but I have replaced the word for me with Slender. I am only on Day 21 of Bright Line Eating – loving it and feeling the Freedom big time. Hugs shifts for me in my life – I am so grateful for this outlook on how to be friends with food but not have food rule your life. Thank you Thank you.

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Thank you for sharing, Leslie. Wonderful to hear about your 21 days and how you are feeling. Keep on keepin’ on, friend! 🧡

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  24. Ron

    I appreciate your effort. I used to feel guilty if my scale went 1/8 oz. over when I was in boot camp and did work hard to keep the bright lines. Things relaxed after boot camp and I gained 3 lbs. Because I am high on the susceptibility scale I feel the need for continued involvement and so appreciate your vlogs. I stayed away from the coaching calls because they were full of whiners and were depressing rather than encouraging to me. . So thank you for continuing the search and journey for a bright life.

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  25. Ari Averett

    This is terrific. I have more or less been in this mindset. I like to use happy range rather than happy weight because almost inevitably the scale will move around a little and we have to be at peace with that, in general and specifically if there are heavier food choices at times. That peace allows us to move much more easily thru life with other people. Quality life body is totally what its about, i am doing things now i never could do physically, and i like doing them, that helps when old stress patterns rear their heads, esp now. I basically did what emily august talked about , and found myself in this very small bright size body, much to my surprise and delight. BTW, Emilys language of non judgementalism was a revelation. I urge everyone to listen to that interview with Susan. How i would love a transcript of that to read for my inspirational readings

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  26. Stephanie

    I am not a BLE participant or member just someone who watches the videos. I approve of dropping the term THIN from your logo.
    Happiness and body weight should not be used in the same sentence. You can be a miserable slim trim human just the same as an overweight out of shape one. If your happiness depends on how much you weigh then you still have problems

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  27. Caree Gellinck

    Can the reframe happen when one joins bright lifers? I feel like these terms are not going to be easily understood by the general public. We can educate them when they transition to bright lifers. I don’t want people to be left out of this fabulous nutritional program that allows people to be who they are; in their body and in their mind.

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  28. Linda Jupiter

    I love this blog, Susan. Thank you for being so open to what’s healthy and best for us all.
    I applaud your thoughtfulness and kindness.
    I support the saneness of the reframe 100%!

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  29. Katrina

    Susan, my doctor just introduced me to Bright Lines Eating two days ago. I’ve spent the last 48 hours devouring your book, and I am SUCH a 10! I really appreciate hearing you define these new terms in light of the “old” ones. For me, the newer ones add depth of meaning to the older terms. With some fear and trepidation, I’m looking forward to starting my Bright Lines journey. Thank you for making the science of food addiction and how it affects our brain (and how our brain influences our choices around addiction) so easy to understand.

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  30. Rita Finn

    I think new folks on BLE, like myself 34 days now, I need to consintrat on one thing at a time. Getting my daily food organized with a goal weight in mind is my first step. I like and need the structure of BLE. Having my 3 meals outlined for me on the day before works so well for me. I don’t want to think about anything else. Once I accomplish my weight goal, I’ll think about the bigger picture. Thank you.

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  31. Monica Dean

    Thanks for the new term. Will try to remember from now on.

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  32. Nancy Goss

    Great changes!

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  33. Peggy Royer

    I also felt a deep sigh with the term Happy Weight! I’m am a little over 4 lbs fro my “goal weight”. But I have not started maintenance. I haven’t fell the need to. I feel light I want to go for a little while longer still loosing. Love the other changes also!

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  34. Fradette Sylvie

    What about “Feel right body” or “Feel bright body”?
    I prefer bright size body, because “Quality life body” has no arrival point, no ending and freedom of mind for perfectionist. Happy weight is great, but associated to other thing then Bright Line Eating.
    Love!

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  35. Melissa

    Wonderful vlog – very thoughtful, caring, and sensitive. I agree that the focus on quality of life is critical and pivotal. What about “Bright Body” or “Bright Life Body”? Just leaving out the word “size”, again to keep focus on what’s deeply meaningful about the vision and the journey. As Dr Greger says, “The goal isn’t to fit in a skinnier casket.” We don’t take the body with us after this life, but the body also plays an important part in how we experience this life. Thank you for continuing to evolve your thinking and messaging. And…you look sharp rocking that purple blouse!

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  36. Lynne Fretz

    Slogan or name of program Happy Free and Brightsized …or Peaceful, Free and Brightsized! (Maybe due to my religious, cultish background, the idea of being happy all the time is fake and a bit creepy.) However I know you can’t please everyone. Dropping the word ‘thin’ is the most important piece to me. Thx.

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  37. Tamara

    This vlog really spoke to me – and to a huge concern/barrier for me. The discussion and concepts more than the specific changes in terms. I listened to the audiobook last fall, and one of my biggest hesitations with starting BLE was the “thin” part of “happy, thin, and free”. I’ve been obese my entire life and it’s been emotionally exhausting waiting to arrive at thinness (through many, many attempts) in order to be allowed happiness. I’ve put a lot of effort into self acceptance in recent years, excess weight and all. I didn’t want to start BLE because I didn’t want to get my hopes up (and derail my self acceptance) by thinking about my “goal weight” that is so far away based on BMI, both in number and because I’ve never experienced it. Hearing the goal of “thin” makes me think that BLE isn’t really for significantly obese people, because I don’t think my body is meant to be “thin” regardless of what I eat (I do NOT identify with binging as described in the book – it doesn’t take much for me to gain weight). But that doesn’t mean I can’t improve myself! A far off goal weight derails my focus – but I do well with NSVs, or as you put it, focusing on quality of life. I very much identify with the main points of BLE (no sugar and flour makes me feel better) and love learning the science behind BLE, which got me to take the plunge just recently! Fingers crossed! Well timed vlog for me at the start of my journey.

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