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.