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|Letter from the Editors
Welcome to the Members Area of
Chootoo.com. You have just passed
through a special door. And though
you have passed through many doors
in your life, we believe this may be one
of the most important doors you will
ever pass through. You are in the
right place, in the right room in case
you are wondering. Take a seat. Why
are you in the right place? Why is this
Health Program different from all the
many other diets you may have tried?
The answer is that we are truly
different. First of all, we are not a diet
program. We are a health program.
What's the difference, you may be
wondering? Are those just words
intended to differentiate when there
really is no difference?
We believe there is a fundamental
difference. We intend to help you
develop ingrained habits of living that
will, as a side benefit, help you to
reach your ideal weight. But that is not
our goal. Our goal is bigger.
We not only want you to be skinny,
lean but we want you to feel fabulous.
Not okay, not alright. Fabulous.
But our goal is not just to feel fabulous.
We also want you to look fabulous. Not
good. Not great. Fabulous.
Is that enough? No, not for us. We also
want you to live fabulously. Not good.
Not great. Fabulously.
What's going on here? Who are these
people who have set such a high
standard for you to reach?
When I first started my journey to
health 20 years ago, I was 237
pounds, 5 foot 5" tall. I was in a failing
marriage. Throughout the time I was
married, my then husband cheated,
and my weight was used as the
excuse for that betrayal. And even
though I was and am an intelligent,
college-educated outwardly confident
woman, I believed him.
I began to search myself. I took an
inventory of my life. I used to be a fit,
energetic, woman with boundless
energy. What happened to me? Why
had I become, starting in my
mid-twenties, this fat, out-of-shape,
uninspired and uninspiring blob?
Where had that girl I used to be gone?
Who or what had killed her?
The journey inward to rediscover that
girl I was is what ultimately led me to
start peeking outside the box of my
desk jobs, sneaking time during the
night after I returned home from work,
to research and to think well into the
wee hours of the night.
As I worked through my life backwards,
I finally saw a patternand that insight
changed my life. It changed the way I
looked at the life I had created. It
changed my understanding of my
power to effect change in my life. It
brought me fitness, peace of mind,
outer and inner joy.
Over the next 20 years, I have been
living and refining the discovery I made
about the principles of Life Change. I
call it the Quartraine Principle.
Here are the four laws of your life.
These 4 laws are immutable are
underpin the Quartraine Principle. Why
do I call them laws. Well, they are not
laws in the sense of man-made laws
such as the speeding limit or
manslaughter. No, these are greater
laws. These are laws, I believe of
nature. You can no more break them
than you can break the Law of Gravity.
You can only give what you have.
Often, I see people who are stuck.
They're stuck in their jobs, their stuck
in their fat, they're stuck in a bad
relationship. What I find most strikingly
simlar about people who are stuck is
that often they are people who don't
understand this First Law. They want
to find love out there somewhere with
that mystical Right One. But they do
not understand that the love they seek
must first be given to themselves.
Once they give that complete love to
themselves, once they fill themselves
up, then and only then will they have
the kind of love they need to give. You
can only give what you have.
You cannot live unless you are alive
physically and mentally. This means
you cannot even begin to understand
your potential on this earth unless you
lose the fat. Unless you peel away the
layers of fat protecting you from
yourself, from intimacy with others and
Like creates like. Just as money
begets money, the rich get richer, the
poor get poorer, order creates order,
chaos creates chaos. Once you create
a new body, you will create a life filled
with people who support your new
creation and you will repel those who
truly do not want you to live your new
Gravity applies to everything but love.
Everything, everything you have, you
do, you are, will one day leave you.
What will never leave you is the love
you grow inside yourself. That love
stays. It survives, it sustains and it
waters your spirit.
So, you have passed through the
door. You are here with us, your fellow
journeyers, in the right room. The
universe doesn't make mistakes. It
lead you to the right place.
What will you get here?
Every week, on Friday, we publish a
week's menu for you to follow. If you
want to call it your Diet, go ahead. But
you will get 365 Meals.
You will also get one-one-one advice
and support. We have an online-chat
and resource team. These are not
tele-clerks. I am one of the team. And
people like me.
WE are not trying to be the biggest.
We want to be the most meaningful
and permanently successful health
support team in your life.
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