Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! You'll learn how to get the gift
from Oprah and Suze Orman in a moment, but first, some
Valentine's Day sentiments...
I know some of you wish this holiday was wiped off the
calendar, for various reasons. But if you do feel that way,
let me suggest a whole new way of looking at the day.
Be a "valentine" to yourself. Love yourself! That
totally "self-help"-ish (or "shelf-help", as my friend Leo
likes to call all that stuff, since that's where it usually
ends up...on your shelf).
But think of it this way. When was the last time you took a
day to totally treat yourself? Eat what you want, go where you
want, do what you want. Sure, the laundry might be piling up.
But go to the movies anyway. Love those ice cream
get one and don't feel guilty for a second. Been eyeing that
jewelry in the window? Who says you need someone else to buy
it for you? I love Russell Stover nut candies and dang it, I
just might buy myself a box if I don't get one today. (Yes,
honey, that's a hint...I know you read these at work.)
Even better, chances are all those goodies will be at least
half-price by this weekend!
And how does this fit into the Real People Don't Diet way of
life? Just fine. It's called "living", instead of
what you're eating. And chances are, if you've read the book
and have changed your habits, you'll just naturally enjoy
yourself without going overboard.
Three of the bonuses that come with "Real People Don't Diet"
teach you how to go on vacation, enjoy holidays and dine at
restaurants while still losing weight. Living your life
without dieting--it's what we do, and it's why I wrote RPDD
in the first place.
So, simple or extravagant, fr-ee or totally expensive, healthy or
decadent, get in the holiday spirit! Enjoy *yourself* today,
don't forget to appreciate those you love.
Okay, Oprah and Suze Orman's free gift. Shout out to my
sister-in-law Sara who gave me the heads-up on this, since I
don't usually watch the Oprah show.
Suze is making her latest book available for you to download--
totally fr-ee--from the Oprah website. It's called "Women
and Money" and it will help you make sure you're financially
stable, even if your spouse isn't, or you're suddenly left on
your own. But you'll have to hurry, because the offer is only
good until "the evening of February 14", according to the
Just go to http://www.oprah.com
and click on "Yesterday's show"
on the left-hand side of the home page. The book is in PDF
format and is around 2 MB.
Suze recommends getting out of debt and has lots of tips to help
you do that. However, if you want a specific plan that will do
it faster than any other system out there, get my good friend
Leo's book "How To Own Your Paycheck Again". Leo really is a
good friend--I've known him personally for over 30 years--and
I use his plan myself. Here's the link:
My last newsletter got the second-highest response ever--mostly
from Patriots fans! If you want to read it, go to the
I'm so glad to know I wasn't the only one miserable all last week.
I'm still miserable, actually, but I think it's time to stop talking
about it. :-)
I also got lots of great feedback on the chili recipe. Just
another tip, though...if you make it in your crock pot, go
easy on the spices. They get stronger when they simmer in high
heat like that.
I hope you all have a great day and I sure hope I get my
Russell Stover pack of nut candies before the day is out!
Thanks for reading. I really appreciate it!
Keep it real, and see you next week.
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