Day 8 - Help me, please
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The message here is to speak up, that is to say, tell those around you what you need from them. This means family, friends, co-workers, anyone who may impact your weight loss journey.
The recommendation of the day is to write in my journal (here) what I want from all those people. Do I want them to rip cookies of out of my hands, stop sending me candy for holidays, offer seconds when I visit?
So here is my list:
Tell me when you think I am looking thin, don't mention when I'm not, I'll get the difference.
If you're going to cook for me, ask me if I have any limitations or at least tell me what is in the food without a hassle.
Don't offer me french fries when I don't order them.
Don't bake a bunch of cookies for Christmas and then frown when I eat one, just don't bring them.
Don't watch me eat a meal and two hours later, say, lets go out for lunch.
Don't say, "salmon, again, really?"
What kind of beer do you want?
My take on this, I can listen and ask for help, but in reality, I am ultimately responsible. I can say "no, I don't want any". And "yes I want salmon." And "I think I'll have unsweetened iced tea today instead of any alcohol."
The cookies I may speak up on. I have a serious problem with cookies, just can't stop at one, or two or sometimes six. And I never met a cookie I didn't like. So next Christmas, I will ask all the bakers to keep them away from me, or when needed rip them from my fingers.
Note* Posted late, computer issues.