The weight is coming off quickly now and people are taking notice. I won’t lie, it’s flattering when someone comments on my progress, but it kinda messes with my head too. If I’m not careful, I’ll get a false sense of security, and that my friends will give the devil a foothold and there is no way I want to play footsy with that con artist ever again!
The best part of the attention is when someone asks for advice. I am by no means an authority on weight loss… weight gain maybe, but not weight loss. Actually, I know how to lose weight, I just can’t keep it off – whenever I lose it, I find it again with interest. Regardless of which direction I’m going on the scale, I am an experienced traveler on the diet highways and byways, so I guess that gives me some credibility when people ask for directions on their journey.
I’ve tried countless programs before conducting my experiment last year, when I tested 12 diets in 12 months, but it wasn’t until I committed to a Twelve-Step program for food addiction in February, that people noticed a shift in me that goes beyond the scale… that is what people are attracted to, and that is what they want for themselves.
Initially, people are disappointed to learn I haven’t discovered the magic pill that melts away the pounds, or scored a Get Out Of Diet Jail Free card. Nevertheless, they listen attentively when I tell them about what my new program has done for me. While not everyone is a food addict, the principals of the program are sound for anyone wanting to regain a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
Many of those who have approached me in the last few months have also decided to abstain from flour and sugar and they’re seeing great results. I love getting updates from them after they step on the scale… “I’m down 5 lbs. this week!”, or “I’m starting to feel better.”, or when they send photos of their abstinent meals…
Although I have yet to arrive at my destination, this journey has been worth it on so many levels. Thank you for your support along the way, and no matter how busy I am, I will always make the time to help those of you searching for your after.