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"three hundred ninety four days" Discussed on A New Direction
"By the stockyards it's awesome. Their food is great. The mollies are great. You're GONNA love them. Check them out. It's the branding iron cafe and they bring you a a new direction and Ralph Peterson. And we are back with Ralph. Peterson and I hear on a new direction and adventures in Diet. Land so Ralph let's talk. Let's let's talk because you kind of jumped right through chapter one pretty easily like well I was GonNa ask you about this is going to ask you about the belt extender on the plane and I was GonNa ask you about the Joke Brooklyn Chair incident and I was Gonna I was Gonna ask about the car accident and ask about eating for six and it's fine I I have all the battled wounds of of Being heavy and would I talk. Let me just make the point. I was trying to make that is heavy. I dreamed of the day I was at rock bottom. I really wanted to hit rock bottom. I want and understanding what that means. In retrospect I think is really helpful to people who are struggling with the now. Because if you're out there on your like I i WanNa hit rock bottom. I wish there was a place where I you know. That would be the most devastating thing ever. You have to come back from that from me like it might might rock bottom. I say in the book I have a little thing I I rock bottom and then I fell down the stairs which is true into a pool and had to be rescued by security guard was most embarrassing. Terrible event painful but I I don't I don't mean to laugh at that I it i. I'm sorry I really don't but the fact of the matter right or is that you I mean this really happened and your three hundred fifty. Of course I mean it really did happen. It's it's sad but at the same time it's like it's kind of funny because it's the only way sometimes we can get get get get our attention right. It has to be something. Yeah I know it's true. And and the biggest thing with me in retrospect again about what it means to hit rock bottom and so what it means to hit. Rock bottom for me was about permission. I needed to give myself permission to to stop drinking and start putting myself and start dieting and start saying you know where to things. I was literally looking for enough street. cred to get credibility with my partner with my wife at the time with my friends I needed because otherwise if you're like you know what I'm not feeling very well I don't think I'm going to drink. All of my friends would be like. Don't be a we'll see just how you can have one beer but if I said hey listen I almost died yesterday. My Oh my God you really shouldn't I mean they pumped your stomach but it's it's it was way more reading bottom from me was way more about having something that I could some event that that I could show my friends who go see this. This is why I can't do that anymore. This is why I can't hang out with you anymore. This is why I can't eat buffets anymore. This is why I can't you know until that was a huge eye opener to me. In retrospect that it was never truly about me hitting rock bottom. I wanted to be able to show everybody else that I'd hit rock doc. Bottom such a convincing way that they were stopped going. You're fine just have another beer because every one of my friends to this day. Just want me to have a beer one. Beer's not gonNA kill you going to hurt you can't you. Don't have one drink a SIP. I mean you can't even have a stip not being malice. I mean nobody. Nobody wants to drink alone right. So it's important to understand what hitting rock bottom for me so I was super happy. I finally had this event where I hit. Rock bottom fell down the stairs. There's no I I woke up my head stuck between a talk sue. Suicidal doesn't even begin to explain to the level level of despair. I felt but the good news is day that I left the Bahamas. Matt I mean steaming Matt and I was mad at the right person for the for the first time in my whole life. I was mad at me and I knew that I could. I had to change. It either had to jump off the balcony or just change and for a long time dieting in living healthy and having six pack it seems so foreign. It seems so difficult. Like how do people do that. I remember one of these one of these infomercials as watching watching 'em lane in the Bahamas I'm in bed. I'm bloody from head to toe. I mean 'cause when you fall down concrete steps into a pool they're very unforgiving could be powered and you're drunk drunk so I was raped from head to toe and so I'm laying in bed and I'm mortified because you know we had just started the vacation and assorted everybody else. So it's like this. This all inclusive resort. Everybody goes for the week. And it's like Tuesday. You know what I mean every skilled air until Saturday and so were you and you don't want to make eye contact with sound like I'm just GonNa stay in my room and just watch you know crazy. TV and there's a commercial and infomercial this at the time and one of those extreme workouts. We're going on. Everybody was in the the thirty minute or six minute ads. And all that shit was extreme and there was this guy this girl and they were just ripped. They were goddess if they Marino perfect bodies and I just remember sitting there and thinking that's their job their whole job back in having the job where somebody goes. Hey do you wanna go grab a piece of pizza and you have to go. No no I can't because I'm working because it's my job to look like this and if I have pizza I won't look like this anymore. So I I gotTa keep this type so I can keep working to pay the bills. Like what is he's like shredded by. What if I treated my life and being healthy like it was my job and that's how I started? I went home both mad as heck attack and armed with this idea that if I just treat it like a job routine like you're gonNA wake up in the morning. What are you going to do? And then we're GONNA do then we're going to. What are you GonNa the planet today? Don't wait until tomorrow tomorrow. I'm screwed right right. His name's Joel Peterson. Books titled Adventures in Diet Lands Fabulous book by the way. Bailable Amazon is on Bookstores it's also available audio if you did you read. Did you refer your book by the way I love that. I do the same thing. The audiobook book yet. Because it's available audio kindle. Paperback I'm holding up for those. who were with us on facebook? Live and for those cast box. FM and of course folks listening him on Iheartradio and other podcasts and and the OAK FM It's a great book. It's called the adventures Diet. Land How to win at the game of dining reading from former fat guy should really pick it up. It's just a great read. It's real honest in being tastic. I want to address something that you talked about in chapter after two because which by the way it's the chapter I which I think is a great title. It's called timing is everything we have all done this At some point my life. Because I I remember doing this you talk about. It was June seventeenth two thousand seven. It's one thousand three hundred ninety four days until you turn forty and matter of fact I did this by the way I was over three hundred pounds and I mean I checked myself into a weight loss accountability clinic. Nick dropped a ton of weight and and with with you know manage to with some help to get but what ha what an input back on and then take it back off again But then but we which by the way everybody does right. But here's the thing is that this was two thousand seven. It's now twenty thirteen. And here's what you say. I'm further away from the goals that I had and this is when I This happens to all of us doesn't it. Does this have to people who were just like going. I can't stand this anymore and we go. I want to do it by my fortieth birthday. We'll see her fiftieth birthday or forty fifth birthday. Where we have some marker right and then we don't do it? What was your experience of why we don't why you didn't do it? Because you clearly laid it out I mean clearly it said okay. It's one thousand three hundred ninety four days until I'm going to turn forty and then here you go and you're now further away. Why you know Two inch one. I put a lot and and you know what now that what I'm even thinking about it. I I feel like I still do the same thing and that is I put a lot of after it into something and then try to sell it to somebody else like like. Isn't this good. This is a good idea like I do. And then if somebody poop WHO's it it kinda loses its loses. It's a A. I lose my ability to follow followed through with it and so I remember like I. I was devastated to find out. I had so little time between where I was in my fortieth birthday. I felt like such a loser like I I was like. Oh my gosh. Like I've done nothing with my life in a simple basic. I can't even take care of myself. I mean Urania late thirties and you can't even take care of yourself. It was it was really really I opening and then what nobody tells you. 'cause everybody like like if you listen to if you listen to motivational speakers and people who are business books and you know which is exactly what I'm into and they tell you something that's really great and that is you should make lists you. Should a goal is is just a dream unless you ever written down right. Let's put it on paper. Write it all down. What they don't tell you if you do the work and write it down but then still don't do anything with an you find that same list years later? It's things like somebody's ripping ripping off duct tape like. It's like it's like. Oh my God look what I was. I can't believe I didn't do any of that. And they simply because once I wrote it down instead of being stolid like hey now that I wrote down. I'M GONNA go with my goals. No writing it down. John was enough for me. Apparently I wrote it down and stuck in an drawer. Couldn't get in. That's why now I don't write down lofty lofty goals. I write down schedules which is way different. Because now I'm committed with a timeframe and you know and I. I know better better than to take. I want to I WANNA lose a hundred and fifty pounds. That's what I WANNA do. No that's not what I WANNA do. You WanNa do. I WANNA make healthy choices. I WANNA be the type of person who doesn't eat donuts for breakfast. I want to be the type of person that goes for a walk every day. I JUST WANNA be that type type of person. I want my friends to go. Oh I knew you were going to be on your walk right now. It's why I called. I WanNa be that person you know seriously. Let's just keep let's be. Let's keep for sure. I I want to be the type of person who earns a million dollars. You know what. That's that's tough. What if I just start with having a bank account like I just want to have a savings account and I wanna be committed to adding ten dollars to my savings account a week?.
"three hundred ninety four days" Discussed on Power Corrupts
"My name is Terry Anderson. We'd like to send my thanks and those of my fellow prisoners, David Jacobson, and Tom Sutherland to all those in America who are working in praying for our release. It all started with a tennis match. But let's back up to the night before the tennis match March. Fifteenth nineteen five Terry Anderson journalists for the Associated Press in Beirut and done. Mel a photo editor for the Associated Press. We're drinking at Terry's house in Lebanon. The two men started joking about needing to get in better shape to be more active. Tennis was sort of their things, so they agreed to meet the next morning for a game. Maybe burn off the beer and to get a bit of exercise before heading into work. At seven AM the next morning, Terry. Picked up Don drove to the tennis court and they started their match. So they finished the match towel off the sweat, and get back into Terry's car by now. It's about eight fifteen in the morning. The city of Beirut is coming to life as the bustle picks up Terry starts driving back to don's apartment to drop him off. And as they get to the apartment, Don notices a green Reseda Benz rolling slow past them, a few minutes later, the same car makes another pass. But Don doesn't really think much of it at the time. Then the car rolls to a stop next to them. The car doors open. Remained out of the car. Dont shots, Terry to get the hell out of there. Terry tries to put the car in gear. Dress ping, frantically stick shift, but he can't have car moving in time. One of the men grabs Terry sort of bear hug, and drags him out of the car tossing him into the green Mercedes. Another guy goes after dawn pulls out a Beretta pistol, and puts it on his forehead for a moment. Don wonders whether he's about to die or whether he's about to join Terry in the back of the Mercedes. Then without a word the man pulls the gun back backs away motions for Don to get out of there to beat him. Silently, the man of the Beretta gets back into the Mercedes, and they drive off with Terry. Don did not at the time, but he wouldn't see Terry again for another two thousand three hundred ninety four days. That's the thing about being a hostage. There's a lot to talk about for the beginning of the story. How were they taken who took them? Why did they take? There's lots of talk about at the end to did they escape was a ransom paid were, they rescued. But for the hostages themselves, the middle is the main part of the story, the endless days, not knowing whether you're gonna live, or whether you're going to die, not knowing whether you're gonna ever see your family again, not knowing whether your family or your government is raising money to pay for you to be released. You just have to wait. I'm Brian clause. And you're listening to power corrupts the podcast where we shine a light unto the hidden and often nefarious forces that shape. Our world today, we're going to look at ransom and kidnapping. What's it like to be held hostage by Somali pirates? What toll does it take on you and your dad has held hostage for years before you've even met him are you more likely to survive, the kidnapping situation? If you're French than if you're American and Howard kidnappings for ransom best explained by ecconomic game theory. Think about where you were two and a half years ago. What is changed for you in the last two and a half years new job? Maybe a few birthdays gone by. Two New Year's Eve parties more than nine hundred days of memories to sift through. Now imagine that whole that was gone just like that. A big pause. Button had been pushed on your life, that everything you had was just put on whole. Condition. My condition isn't very good. I'm not very healthy. I haven't eaten in two days, and I only get bread and water occasional.