What Is This Episode About…
People are so used to “Amazon Prime fast” that they automatically think weight loss is going to happen in a jiffy. But when you abuse food for decades, it's gonna take a hot minute to lose that weight!
In many ways, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that Amazon Prime has been like the best thing that has ever happened.
Amazon Prime gives us instant gratification. In fact, we have no lack of instant gratification in our society.
Come to think of it: When you have to work hard for things, you have to earn it, you have to work towards it, and you have to make payments for something and get it at the end of the summer or get it at Christmas time and you have to wait 10 months for something or next year, you learn how to be patient. You really appreciate things on how to have to work for it.
In Code Red, you can lose 10% of your body weight every month on a custom program.
That's by eating real food. No shakes, no pills, no diet foods, no exercise. So it's remarkable. We are. Nobody gets weight off people better than Code Red. Nobody. I'll put up ourselves up against anybody around. Come on, let's go head to head. I'm telling you, nobody can come close to us.
And yet, people get frustrated, and we hear it every time. And we field so many frustrated people that are stalled. Like a girl says: “I'm so frustrated. I'm 5.5 pounds down and I'm stalled. I'm so frustrated.” I said: “How long have you been losing weight? And she said, nine days. And I said, you've lost 5.5 pounds in nine days, but you haven't lost any in the past too. And you're upset.”
You didn't gain this weight overnight. You are not going to lose it overnight. You have to get rid of that quick-fix mentality that takes a pill and it all goes away.
How you feel now will be worth it when you get what you want later on. It will be worth how hard it is right now, in this moment.
It cannot instantly be delivered to your home. It's going to take work. That work is going to change your heart and that is really the value of this. It's not being a size six. It's what comes inside when you change your way of thinking about life.
Key Points of Discussion
- We have no lack of instant gratification in our society (3:27)
- No one wants to play the long game for that delayed gratification (12:24)
- You have abused food for decades (12:34)
- A case of Diet Coke a day and you're two weeks on Code Red and you're wondering why your cravings haven't gone away (13:02)
- An addiction that person's had for years ain't going away with one month worth of Code Red (14:34)
- People don't want to put up with the crappy feelings now for how good they're going to feel later on (16:01)
- You can't detox tomorrow (16:46)
- What you feel right now is really worth how you're going to feel in the end (19:56)
- As long as you're moving forward with each failure, you're still moving forward (24:07)
- You can't have a fix it fast mentality on the way that your brain catches up with who you are now (24:54)
- It's not like all of a sudden, you get to a size six and you go, “Okay, I'm going to get used to who I am.” (26:46)
- It really is a soul journey. Give yourself some time physically… (27:53)
- You have to get rid of that quick-fix mentality (29:56)
- It's going to take work (33:38)
Learn More About The Content Discussed…
Get the Code Red On-The-Go Guide here.
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When Was It Released…
This episode was released February 5, 2020
The Transcript Is Auto-Generated And May Contain Spelling And Grammar Errors
Cari: 00:00 How you feel now will be worth what you want later. We don't have a later mentality in this society. We don't have a, okay, I'm going to, like Cristy says, the long game. We don't have the idea of, I'm looking down the road. I'm looking to not having my [inaudible] [inaudible] not have feeling, not having to be on dialysis, not having to check my blood sugar, not having retinopathy. We're not thinking about that. We're only thinking about the moment.
Cristy: 00:30 I'm Cristy Code Red and you're listening to Rebel Weight Loss and Lifestyle, where we believe food holds the power to heal or poison, and we believe our society has been misled regarding proper nutrition and weight loss. You're in the right place if you're looking for some straight-up truth because I'm here to shed light on the lies and brainwashing that has taken place over the past five decades. Thanks so much for listening.
Cristy: 00:57 Welcome, welcome, welcome. Welcome to Rebel Weight Loss and Lifestyle. Hello, to all of you, Cristy Code Red Nickel. You know, a lot of people don't know me, don't know my last name, but it's Cristy Code Red Nickel, author, entrepreneur, retired professional boxer, and I am so fortunate to be joined by Cari Code Red Thompson.
Cari: 01:16 There you go. People have said that to me on airplanes: Cari Code Red. I'm like, no, I'm just Cari.
Cristy: 01:24 You know, people was called mom, Mama Code Red, but normally it's Mama Carol. But that's cute. We're so happy that you're here with us guys. This podcast is ranked number 250 out of 860,000 podcasts. So we're really proud of that and Hey, it's a really great place for you to come and get real raw, honest answers, which by the way is a good segue into this week's review that I was so fortunate.
Cristy: 01:49 This is from Mego Eggo three great name Mego Eggo three. Oh, she gave it five stars and she said, this podcast keeps me on track. I love how raw and honest Cristy is much like myself. I listen to all of these like keeps me on track with my nutrition and I've had great success. Thank you, Cristy, for your passion to help heal others even when we don't deserve it. Ooh. Oh, that'll preach grace. Oh, what a day. That booby, I don't know. I know when my Jesus, I will see [inaudible]. Hey listen, we'd carry an, I have screwed up on this as well. We are no different than you. It's just that we know what it takes to stay on track and we hold each other accountable and you guys hold us accountable, but we still struggle like you guys do. So you got to know that we don't judge you for struggling, but we do get upset with you if you struggle and you don't, you know, like you keep junk food in your house.
Cari: 02:44 Well, I don't know why I'm struggling. Could you have junk food in your house? We all would struggle. He follows the rules. You have to follow the rules. I mean, like Cristy always says, you got to follow a set of rules. Some set either is the set of pricking your finger six a day and give yourself insulin or it's this set of rules, but eventually, everyone follows a set of rules. People say like, I don't want a chicken hour to food prep on Sunday night. Oh okay, well that's fine. You'll be at an hour and your diabetic doctor's office, Monday morning show, spend that hour doing this or spend that hour doing that. You're spending that hour cause ain't nobody getting none of the rules. And that's one of them too. So I love the name of this episode. Like we're talking about Amazon Prime. Amazon Prime has been like the best thing has ever happened.
Cristy: 03:27 All of us, right? I mean let's be honest, but it's also the worst thing in some ways and it's worse because everybody specs everything now Amazon Prime and it is, we are a society and myself included. I'm like this and I'm looking at my phone. For those of you, they're like, can I get it tomorrow? Then I gotta wait three days for somebody in a different state to put it in a box and then still get by the ups mail, which has to be driven by people processed by computer and hand-delivered by, I think his name is Bob, my mail carrier. And I'm upset if I can't get tomorrow, what time tomorrow, so we are a lack of, there's no, what's the word, not anticipation. Instant gratification and gratification. That was the word I was saying. We have no lack of instant gratification in our society.
Cristy: 05:22 I'm getting ready to say it. Buckle up. And when we were growing up, we had to work for everything. Cari and I both had jobs at a very young age. I remember we were bucking hay, we were milking cows at a very young age in the dead of winter. I'm gonna go ahead and say it uphill both ways. I'm just going to throw that in there. But I bought my first horse at 10 years old. I made $50 a month in payments for 10 months to my neighbor, grace and bought this horse and Cari had a job working as early as she could add a lot. 11 at 11 I was babysitting and not just babysitting a couple of nights like I babysat the entire summer when I was 11 by the way, who let me watch their children. Oh, 11 we were good girls, good cuisine, 1111 if he had a stab wound, I wouldn't have known what to do.
Cari: 06:08 What if they had an Aflac to fracture? I'd be like, I'm 11. I haven't even said yet. I don't, I know it well. You know, you, when you have to work that hard for things and you have to earn it and you have to work towards it and you have to make payments for something and get it at the end of the summer or get it at Christmas time and you have to wait 10 months for something or next year I'm going to get it. You learn how to be patient. You really appreciate things on how to having to work for it. And that's something that I know a lot of kids don't even have a clue about. And maybe you can speak to this with your child, you know, with all my children, three raised kids, you know, and then one that's still at home. It's very interesting.
Cari: 06:48 The raised kids love to remind me of how unfair it is that they're, what at home gets things. It's just different. Like, so I'm going to stick up for her and say that it is different. You know, the other day I was trying to explain to Ann Marie, my almost 10-year-old about when you wanted a response from somebody, you would take a piece of paper and a pencil and you would write it on the, on a letter. So that's paper and pencil and put it in an envelope, put a stamp on it. Now she knows about that because she writes thank-you notes for everything that she gets. But then you'd have to wait till it got there. It's not an email. They'd respond on paper and pencil and then it would get back in the mail and come back to you. And that was a month process.
Cari: 07:29 Sometimes a two-week process sometimes and people just don't understand this idea and we've all done it to ourselves. It's not like, Oh that generation Y, those generation X, those millennials. It's not fair because it's just the society we live in now. So it is, it's sort of like saying I don't want my kids on any technology. Now a lot of you are going to be angry about me saying this. I don't agree with that because the thing is, back in the day it was Elvis being evil and thrusting. I mean that was straight from the devil. It was telephones are from the devil. Electricity is from the devil. So every generation has their things. This is what we face as our generation. These are the challenges we face. It's just true. I mean, nobody is hitting the play and record button to get their favorite song off the radio.
Cristy: 08:17 Cari, I gotta tell you, nobody knows about that anymore. Ellen DeGeneres on her show has this thing called ASCO millennial and she has a millennial come up to the thing and she has a map, a folded map of phone book and a regular rotary phone. Okay. Some of you guys listen to me are not going to even get this, but she has them find something on the map and then refold the map. She has them look up like Bob's towing in the yellow pages and then they have to call them using the rotary phone. And it's so funny to us. And so, okay, I wanted to throw that in. I'll never forget the bruh. I got to say, I just have to say it since we're chatting. The brand new nurse I train, it was training a brand new nurse. This was not too many years ago and we were in a, that had phones like [inaudible].
Cari: 08:57 I don't know if you guys remember, I remember they had cords and buttons and I was like, go ahead and call Dr so-and-so and let them know what's going on and ask him for an order. She was not a stupid girl. She was getting a nursing degree and she did not know how to dial nine to get out nine again. Everyone knows it's nine to get out. I mean she had no idea to dial nine and this was not something she had faced. So what's happened because of all these funny stories, record players, CD players, you know, turning to get online, dial-up, all those funny things have led us to a society that does not understand the importance of being patient for a process. [inaudible] That's what's happening. We're finding that so much every day. We hear frustrations, and this is so much of what we do in Code Red, you can lose 10% of your body weight every month on a custom program.
Cristy: 09:48 My gosh, 10% that's by eating real food. No shakes, no pills, no diet foods, no exercise. So it's remarkable. We are. Nobody gets weight off people better than Code Red. Nobody. I'll put up ourselves up against anybody around. Come on, let's go head to head. I'm telling you, nobody can come close to us. And yet still people get frustrated and we hear it every time. And we field so many frustrated people that are stalled, but their stock gimme Cari justice morning on Instagram live, my normal Instagram live. The girl says I'm so frustrated. I'm 5.5 pounds down and I'm stalled. I'm so frustrated. So being that I know I, you know, we were trained in Code Red to ask questions, certain questions. I said, how long have you, have you been losing weight? And she said, nine days. And I said, you've lost 5.5 pounds in nine days, but you haven't lost any in the past too.
Cari: 10:39 And you're upset. Yeah. You have to give your body a minute, a hot minute to catch. I love how Jim Gaffigan describes it. He goes I don't think we'll get in trouble for saying this, but I love how a famous comedian that is named BIM BAFF again. No, he, you can talk about. So Jim Gaffigan goes, Oh, Chinese food is fast. It's almost too fast. You go, I like the number. Oh, there it is. As it shows up, you know, so it is, it's too fast. It's so fast. But that is how everyone thinks it's going to be. And we experienced with this, with our physical products, like trying to get cookbooks and water bottles to people and people being so upset and people used to shipping, which is I'm sure billions of dollars in cost to Amazon to get things to people that fast, but we don't have that same kind of system.
Cari: 11:31 So we're just normal. We're normal and I'm used to it there, but I'm also used to it just like with weight loss. Cristy says, and this is where I see it as a nurse, Cristy, people write into me, they go to the help desk, which is you know, a ticket system where people can submit a medical ticket. All of those come directly to me and they say, this Cari, I had been eating Code Red and I have blank or I'm experiencing blank or I had this and like Cristy says, when I go back and investigate, they've only been eating Code Red a month, maybe even six months, let's even say a year. But this is the point that Cristy and I want to bring up, you were eating poorly, shoving hours and SpaghettiOs and Snackwell cookies down your pie hole for 30 years, for 20 years, for 10 years, for 15 years in six months, one month, two months, three months.
Cari: 12:24 All your health-related problems aren't going to go away. And that's what we mean by, no one wants to play the long game for that. Delayed gratification.
Cristy: 12:34 I like that. No one wants to play the long game. They just expect no. Like wow. Like I still have an eczema breakout. Well just admit it. I mean you have an autoimmune disease. We have been able to, your body has reversed all these problems in. The last thing is working on is your eczema. My gosh, you guys, you have abused food for decades. Yes, huge food for decades. You've drunk karma macchiatos and you've eaten cake pops and you've had a bottle of wine a night and a half. A case of Diet Coke a day and you're two weeks on Code Red and you're wondering why your cravings haven't gone away. My gosh, your body has been used to one certain thing.
Cristy: 13:13 Oh, and another one. Cari, how about women in their periods? Oh, we have women. Ooh, you get on Code Red and of course hormones are stored in fat. So as you lose body fat, you're, you're going to find that your hormones will shift. Everything shifts. I'm, you're talking about, Hey, doing a 180-degree turn on your eating style and Katy bar the door, my period's late or I'm spotting or I haven't had a period a month or I've had a constant period for a moment. We just sit back and we say, yeah, what the heck did you expect? Yeah. You're feeding your body water, which it's probably not had in decades. You're feeding your body real food.
Cari: 13:49 Yeah, it was interesting. I had a, we have a family member who's lost 80 pounds with us and I've been mentoring this family member as, because they're our family members. Cristy and I have been helping them out because we love them and they're amazing. So through that process, it's been very interesting to hear them talk about the changes and even the addiction to the sugar. They said to me, you know, Cari, it's been 50 years and I've been, she said, as a child, I remember asking for sugar, asking for sugar, Cristy, you won't believe this. Finally, my mom's saying, fine. And her going out and taking a spoon and sitting with the sugar and eating it out.
Cari: 14:34 Oh my gosh, that's an addiction that person's had for years. That ain't going away with one month worth of Code Red. That's not going away with two months worth of Code Red. And the other day we were talking about this person and they know about that. Cristy said she is the kind of person that just has to stay connected to us. And that's how it is guys. These are life long patterns. Cristy, I can talk so many stories about addiction, about Dick throwing cake into the garbage and then going back in to get it out. I'm just saying people have done it. So you guys, if you have that kind of an addiction and you're five days into code red, I have a headache. Oh, you probably need extra water and some salt. Yeah, I don't feel good.
Cari: 15:18 This is, you're like Cristy in the ICU. People coming off drugs. We used to, I mean I'll never forget this was not around here, so I can say it, but we had a very efficient, important public figure in the ICU one time coming off drugs like a mayor or something. I don't remember who, who the person was, but the drugs were so strong in their system that we had them in four-point restraints. Oh. And it was the saddest thing. I mean, they wanted it. We had permission. I don't want you guys to think that my Cari was a nurse where they tired of patients. Well, I mean, you know, it happens if there are lots of laws and regulations around it. But watching that person sweat and throw up and try to get out of bed and out of their mind crazy. And of course, we were given medication.
Cari: 16:01 It's just a horrible process. It really is. But all that to say, Oh that's what it's like coming for some people, depending on what your habit is, getting off all this junk, it's very addictive. So you got to look at the long game on this. This is a hard carry. Well yeah, it's hard, but you're going to feel a lot better in a week. You're going to feel a lot better in two weeks. But people don't want to put up with the crappy feelings now for how good they're going to feel later on. And people ask us, they say, I'm having a stomach ache. Is that because of our Code Red and we're always like, show you had pop tarts and in hours and caramel macchiatos before? So you switch to meat, vegetables, nuts, eggs, seeds, seafood and fat and water and your tracking, your sleep can get getting at least seven-show that's causing the stomach ache.
Cristy: 16:46 No, it's the change. It's the body trying to detox and detox is a very, very, very rare thing. The real thing for the average person, it takes four to seven days. That is Amazon Prime. We'll get it chia tomorrow. So please don't think, can't detox tomorrow. No, no. You can't detox tomorrow. Right. Exactly. And for some people it's, I mean, Cari,I had a nurse that drank almost a case of diet Coke a day and when I had her on the program and she showed sick coming off of the diet Coke that I had to go to her. And this was before when I had the ability to go physically see all my clients, I had to go to her in Nampa in the ICU and just kind of hug her and say, Hey, you can do this. You can get through it. You know that she quit.
Cristy: 17:29 She couldn't do it because she didn't want to push through that. Wow. Well, that's a miserable feeling. When I was coming off the diet drinks, I had nausea, I had brain fog. I'm a rare being in the ICU and thinking, Oh Jesus, don't let me hurt anybody. Please don't let me hurt anybody because I could not think clearly. You're looking clearly, right? You're looking at a good seven days for the average person of feeling like crap, but I'm telling you so it's not going to happen in one day. It's not gonna happen in two days. It's not going to happen. By Sunday, the Amazon Prime guy pulls up and then your troubles are over. You're going to have to push through about seven days of being nauseous. Possibly. It depends on how severe, how much sugar you were eating before you came to us possibly having fatigue.
Cristy: 18:10 I'm sure you're going to have some headaches. It is just how it's going to be, but man on day eight for the average person, you wake up and the brain fog has lifted and you've got more energy and you notice your joints aren't aching. It is worth pushing through.
Cari: 18:24 You know? Interesting. Cristy. We could take this in a different direction too. We could say when I was teaching graduate school, people would be like, this master's degree is hard and I would say, yeah, it's hard. Otherwise, everyone would have one. Yeah. Exercise is hard. Otherwise, everyone would be an athlete. Yeah, losing weights, tough. Otherwise, everyone would be skinny. Now I think we are the easiest of the tough, but it's tough. I mean it's the mindset of this. I wrote this down, Cristy and this kind of inspired, this was part of one of the pieces of our inspiration of this talk and I wrote down and I taped it inside of my pantry and it says what you want later, it will be worth how you feel now or how you feel now will be worth what you want later.
Cari: 19:08 We don't have a later mentality in this society. We don't have a, okay, I'm going to, like Cristy says, the long game. We don't have the idea of, I'm looking down the road. I'm looking to not having my [inaudible] [inaudible]. No, I have feeling not having to be on dialysis, not having to check my blood sugar, not having retinopathy. We're not thinking about that. We're only thinking about the moment, so it's saying, yeah, I feel like crap like now, like the nurse, like so many people. Yes. You don't feel good right now. Yes. It's hard right now. Yes. It sucks to go to a party and everyone's eating crap and you're not. By the way, they didn't get away with it either. It just looks like it. That helped me too. Yeah. It's hard when everyone else can have fake be face down in Christmas cookies and fudge and you're drinking your water and you're logging your food.
Cari: 19:56 Yeah, it's hard, but what you feel right now is really worth, is really worth how you're going to feel in the end, and I'll never forget the time that my ex-husband called me a bag of bones. I was so excited, Cristy. He had never been called the bag of bones before and I thought this is such a great moment for me. He was being a jerk, but I took it as a total compliment because I'd never been called small. I'd never been called skinny. And let me tell you something, folks, that moment how I felt being able to fit into jeans that I feel comfortable in, how I feel. Being able to walk into my closet and find something that works and not lay on my closet floor and cry, tastes better. Listen to me. It tastes better than honestly anything I've shoved in my mouth now.
Cari: 20:40 I don't like that whole being skinny tastes better than, you know, nothing tastes as good as being skinny. Well yeah, I'll come on sometimes. Okay. Feeling of overcoming the weight [inaudible] it really does taste better than anything. And it's worth the pain that you're going through right now.
Cristy: 20:58 Yeah, I know, I heard a comedian, I started to laugh cause I said nothing tastes as good as me. Maybe it wasn't a comedian. I think it was me. I think you made it out of being skinny and I was like, you ever walked by a Cinnabon? Cause that seems pretty good. You know, like come in, come. I smell good, taste them and you're like, it's an instant headache for, I mean it's an instance. I'm a gate for me and a headache when I ingest that much sugar. You know, one of the tricks that we teach are rebels because you've got to have faith in the middle is to take progress pictures along the way because as you're going through the grind, as you're doing the journey, as you're losing the weight and there's only 0.2 0.2 0.2 coming off the scale or maybe nothing and then a couple of days goes by and you feel like you want to give up, you've got to look for the non-scale victories.
Cristy: 21:39 You've got to look at how you look and feel in your clothes, how you look every Friday, take a progress picture, do your measurements, use your clothes to help jeans out of the drier. We always say jeans out of the dryer. How does that feel? Nothing's better than jeans out of the dryer when they slide on you and you're like a hot dog, this is amazing. You just, you've got to look for other things that help because we do. We get so caught up in this, this mentality and I think that's why we have so many people do the weight loss surgery. Although weight loss surgery we get just as much weight off someone is weight loss surgery. People still go and do it. They spend the 30 grand or five grand if you're going to Mexico or however what it is, but, and they take that route because I think it's going to be quicker.
Cari: 22:18 Well, and I think they're going to get their results fast, but what I didn't realize is that I have to follow a set of rules being a weight loss surgery failure survivor. Yeah. The rules I have to follow is I have to get my blood drawn every month. I have to get iron infusions, I have to go in for B12 shots. I have to lay down because my iron levels are low. I get tired sometimes after I work out, I'm just worn out. Those are the rules I have to follow and I'm very healthy. I have to follow those rules now for the rest of my life. So it wasn't certainly wasn't the quick fix for me. And if I could go back and do it all over again, if I could go back. You do it again. I choose Jesus right from the start. Remember that song?
Cari: 22:58 No, I don't. I don't remember though. It's a really old song. Some people will be like, but anyway, but yeah, if you could go back and do it again if I had to go back and do it again. But you know, I think Cristy, I think our aunt said it best. She said, so what's my option? Stop gain back the weight. What are the other options except for moving forward, gain back my weight? Go back to where I was. Go back to being miserable and sick for a ho. That is what it boils down to. And I get frustrated when I see people and I know it's frustrating sometimes people in our big life group, the one that's got 20 30,000 in it right now, people say, I'm just so frustrated not seeing results. And I'm thinking, what else are you going to do?
Cari: 23:40 You're going to just totally quit and gain all your weight back. So what is an option and what is your option? I get, I have a hard time with those kinds of comments cause it's kind of, I dunno, it's kind of that whiny baby mentality, you know? And instead of saying, all right, so am I missing something here and here's what I'm doing. Do I need to be doing something else? Just whining. I don't do well with desktop pointing, you know, move forward. That's the only thing you can do when you fall down. I used to tell my students, fail forward. You fail. You get back up. As long as you're moving forward with each failure, you're still moving forward. You still have a trajectory. You know the other thing that I noticed, Cristy, is where people have a want it now mentality is, let's say they get to goal weight.
Cari: 24:21 So let's say Sally's with our program, she loses 50 pounds, she gets to 140 pounds. She looks great, her clothes fit, her family's proud of her. She's learning how to do maintenance with Code Red and you know what is not catching up [inaudible] her mind cause her mind still thinks I'm a 200-pound woman, a 40 41 80 okay so you know 56 you know what I'm trying to say. Her mind still thinks I'm a size 20 her mind still thinks I'm that big lady that can't fit in the seats. So let me encourage you rebels as well that it's going to take some time. You can't have a fix it fast mentality on the way that your brain catches up with who you are now. I struggled with it [inaudible] big time and tell recently Cristy I had every time I would have a drape I would be heavy in the dream every time.
Cari: 25:09 And it's taken years for me to see myself as a small person.
Cristy: 25:14 This is obviously a big problem in our rebel community with people and that's why we created the course of loving the new you. And it is a, an online course that we have that you can take and I'll put the link in the show notes, but you can put a CodeRedLifestyle.com and click on programs. Scroll down, you're going to see it loving the new you and helps you go through a series of exercises, not physical exercises, mental exercises and homework to start accepting cause we lose the weight off our bodies but we don't lose the weight off our minds and glisten. When you've been heavy for five decades and now you're aside six, yeah, it's going to take a while for you to get used to that up in here.
Cari: 25:52 Cristy's take pictures of me and be like, do you see this?
Cristy: 25:55 And I'd be like, Cari, do you remember the only reason why you even understood how small you are is I had to put you in the same my jumpsuit [inaudible] standing in my other house, Palmer to your way. And I said I want, I'm going to put this on. And then I showed her how much we go room was in the waist when I wore it. I put it on her and I was able, because Harry Carey has a smaller waist and I do it, I was able to pull out much more. Look at the amount of room in this jumpsuit. That was the first time you actually were able to get it and you guys, that was years. It's not like, so please give yourself some grace. Give yourself some non-Amazon prime mentality when it comes to letting your brain catch up with what's happening with your body.
Cari: 26:37 It could be an honestly, even people that have a lot of weight to lose Cristy, they go through this at 20 pounds. They go through it at 50 pounds. They might go through it a hundred pounds. I mean, so you can actually still be losing weight and getting used to who you are. It's not like all of a sudden you get to a size six and you go, okay, I'm going to get used to who I am. It doesn't you know, I am more aware and this is a sticking point for some women of the attention that I get being smaller than I was heavier from other men. And it's very weird and a lot of people that's really upsetting too as well. They just aren't like, they're not used to that because when you're that middle-aged mom, don't anybody look at you at the gym, they don't even act like you're there.
Cari: 27:15 You're an invisible person. Again, our family member that's losing weight mentioned that they said I always felt invisible and now I'm visible. So it's changed. Wow. And it's funny 'cause it's, it's not [inaudible] just her size. It's actually her confidence level. That's what attracts people to you ladies and to me right now and dudes, you listen to me because it's not that you are now a size six and that's why it may be, but it's, you're, you're smiling and you have eye contact with people that you avoided the eye contact before. So there's more going on there. The nut. Absolutely. And I love that. I was like, wow, you were invisible and now you're visible. So you know, rebels as you go through this journey. And it really is a soul journey. Give yourself some time physically to get used to the changes emotionally to get used to the changes.
Cari: 28:01 And just remember that if you are struggling right now, how you feel right now, even as crappy as it might feel is so much better, you're going to feel so much better. It's worth it for a promise you how you're gonna feel down the road. I promise you, anybody that's ever gained their weight back has never said, I feel so much better, heavier. Although Cristy, I saw a post the other day of a girl, and in the first picture she was a toned, you know, size six, eight. In the second picture, she was heavier. She had a all, you know, quite a bit heavier again, that's fine. And she says, I feel so much better, heavier, and I don't believe it. I don't, I call crap on that. Yeah. Like I see, I hear celebrities doing that. Like I love myself. I do believe in loving yourself but don't, and this is what I said about Adele when a couple of months ago when a Dell had that big thing come out about her weight loss and I did a, I did a video response to it, don't sit there and tell me that you like yourself heavier.
Cristy: 29:02 That was not okay and it's not healthy. And so I celebrate Adele's weight loss night. And so for the heavier celebrities to go on, it's them trying to cover up how they really feel. And you should love yourself, but it's diabetes. And when I look at somebody that's heavy, I don't go, Ooh, they don't look so good in that swimsuit or Oh look at their thighs. That is not what I think. I think of them laying in my ICU with a leg amputated. I think about them having neuropathy and they can't see, I think about them being on the transplant list for a kidney. I think about them with fatty liver disease, knee replacement, knee replacement. So it's not about the way you look, guys, it's about taking your health back in general. And it's just not going to happen instantaneously. And I, we say it all the time.
Cari: 29:50 It sounds cliche, you didn't gain this weight overnight. You are not going to lose it overnight. You have to get rid of that quick fix mentality that takes a pill and it all goes away. Mentality is the same reason why I bought [inaudible]. It's the same way why I bought Therma burn or whatever. It's the same reason. Almost everybody doesn't get mad at me, don't get mad at me. But if you walk into a vitamin store and you want to make things better with the pill, yeah, they can sell you a handful of pills, but it's all about what you eat first. In fact, I did hear the vitamin store owners say that the other day in online. He said, I can sell you pills for everything. Like I can help you, but if your job one isn't to clean up your eating, and it's true. So it's the whole mentality of quick fix in our society or who was the one community and he was like, people are mad at their phones all the time.
Cari: 30:45 I hate EEG and T I hate sprint day suck. He's like, it has to go to base and then come back and we're so lame. We're like this come to a thousand dollar computer and my hand isn't moving fast enough. Well it's a computer and it does have to go thousands of miles to space and send a signal. You know, one of the great things I like about our 10-pound takedown challenge is the fact that every single day I come live to you every morning at 8:00 AM mountain time and I teach you about why we believe what we believe and I teach you about how your body is healing on a cellular level. We teach you so that you understand, even though the stupid scale, which is just one way to measure good health and progress might not have moved that morning because your four years old kept you up by the way, but maybe that scale didn't move and you did everything right.
Cristy: 31:41 Still, there are so many amazing things happening literally every minute in your body when you eat real food, drink water and sleep.
Cari: 31:50 Yes. And it's so important to keep that in mind, folks. It's so important not to BB boop, boop. Okay. And it's here. It's just gonna. It's gonna take some time folks. And if you can keep that in mind and start to shift your heart and your mind. And Cristy, I would encourage this sounds hippy deputy, but I'm going to say it. I'm going to say it with every eye closed and they were head bowed. [inaudible] I know you're going to laugh at me. Be present, be present and you can laugh. But I want you to be present in the moment of losing weight. Be present on this soul life journey that you're on. Be present for every pound. Don't wish, just be present for it and your body will relax and thank you.
Cari: 32:32 And trust me, it'll let go of the weight faster than if you're stressed out about it constantly.
Cristy: 32:37 You know, I did a podcast called pain is someone else's gain. And so as you're going through this, take notes, take pictures. Because if you come work for Code Red as a coach someday or a leader, you're going to want to have that documented and it's going to mean something to you. Having to work towards it is going to mean something to you and you're going to think twice. You know, we give a hundred-pound loss trophy. We give a crystal engraved trophy to people who have lost a hundred pounds on code red if they'd done it through a custom program. And I'm hoping that that, that trophy is going to remind them, sitting on their, you know, remind them of the great accomplishment, but also remind them of the grind so that they don't want to gain that weight back.
Cristy: 33:13 They got to adhere to the rules. So I had a couple of reasons for wanting to give that trophy, but you gotta just be okay with the journey and take notice and, and do your time and do the grind and you're going to do it and you're going to make, but it ain't going to happen by tomorrow or Sunday. Yeah. Don't Amazon Prime it folks. We love Amazon prime. Trust me. They know Cari and Cristy real well. It cannot instantly be delivered to your home. It's going to take work through that work is how it's going to change your heart and that is really the value of this. It's not being a size six. It's what comes inside when you change your way of thinking about life. Yeah. That's so true. Now, it was not appropriate to make this joke, but I'm going to make it anyway cause I can't help it.
Cristy: 33:55 I said, I said like someone say, Hey, I live in, can you come out to where I live? And I was like out that far. I was like, listen, if it's past the mall, I Amazon Prime it to my house. I ain't going out that far. I'll go off that far for a funeral. I'm not going out. That farm's going to Amazon Prime is my house show. Seriously. I do it too. Cari does it too. I know now is not the time when it comes to weight loss. She wants something to Amazon Prime. We really hope you guys grasp this concept because it's screwing up a lot of people who are upset for no reason.
Cari: 34:26 Yeah, I agree with you 100% how you feel now will be worth it when you get what you want later on. It will be worth how hard it is right now in this moment.
Cari: 34:36 It will be worth it later on. Trust us on this.
Cristy: 34:40 Yeah, we've watched thousands of people. We've had 45,000 people at the time of this recording. Go through our 10-pound takedown challenge and thousands of people go through our custom programs. We know what we're doing. We can get you through this. This is the one thing that we do the best that this is our jam so we know what we're talking about. You guys need to trust us. Join the 10-pound takedown challenge as the best place to start at 10poundtakedown.com. Link is in the show notes. Thank you Cari for being with me today for this. This was a fun one.
Cari: 35:09 Oh, thank you so much and I hope you guys all just really enjoy the journey. I mean, that sounds cliche, but it's true. I really want you to enjoy it.
Cristy: 35:17 Stick with Amazon Prime and it comes to your Ultima and looks, you know, like your, your toothpaste, your toothpaste and gum. All right, you guys have a good one. We'll see you on the next episode. Bye, everybody. Bye, everybody. Thanks so much for listening to Rebel Weight Loss and Lifestyle.
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