Howdy. I have been in a GREAT mood lately, knowing that I am making real changes that are going to help me create and keep up healthy habits.
The Beck Diet Solution reminds me, however, that the first 2-3 weeks are often easier because we are excited about our plan, losing weight quicker in the beginning, and hope for a better life is in view.
By week 3-4, however, the honeymoon is over for most people. You start to feel deprived if not careful, you may feel rebellious and feel it's unfair that others get to eat whatever they want.
I need someone to keep me on track, to remind me of how far I have come, what my goals are, and why I am doing this.
Thus the need for a diet coach.
Someone that I can 'meet with' at least once a week (even if it's e-mail) and go over my diet\exercise progress. I will also need that person to be available in moments of crisis, when I have the need to hit the panic button and yell 'HELP!'
I need a coach to help me stick to my goals when I feel like giving up. Someone to encourage me, when I feel like I am not making progress.
I will have plateaus. I will have hard days. I know it feels easy right now, but I also know from past experience that I become overwhelmed at times, and justify in my head eating 'unplanned food'.
This person would have to be committed, and keep me committed. I need help, and I think I know the perfect person to help me.
She is closer than a sister, and has stuck with me through all my ups and downs.
Asta, my friend and close companion, would you be willing to be my weight loss coach?
I know this is a lot to ask, it is a big undertaking for you. There may be times when I am crabby, days when I want to give up... would you be willing to let me write to you, either the web or snail mail to keep myself accountable?
I know I have asked you before, and dropped the ball. I cannot waffle now (why do I always have food references in my blogs?? lol!) and MUST get serious.
I am on my pre-surgery diet, and doing fine so far. Soon I will become weak, and tired, and discouraged.
Let me know, I will understand if you are busy, and cannot commit to this huge responsibility. It is a lot to ask, and I know I have allowed myself to stop and start so many times even I am tired of starting over again and again. My activities have been sporadic at best. I am frustrated with myself, and am determined to make some real changes.
I have done many hard things in my life, but this one thing I have been fighting since I was a teenager. When am I going to find the key to changing my thinking and becoming the person I know is within me??
My exercise too must become an every day habit. I must be accountable to my diet coach, checking in daily to ensure I am doing something to improve my health.
I am determined to make this the LAST time I start. I am going to get this bird off the ground and keep flying this time, no more stalling.
If you are up to it, let me know.
Much love, -Rose