Are your friends and family sabotaging your weight loss journey??HMMM!
Thursday, October 04, 2012
I have been on my weight loss journey for a year and it has been a rollercoaster ride or more like a mountain climb. I have experienced so many peaks and valleys it is unreal. In the beginning I had friends and family always encouraging me and telling me I was doing a good job.....now that I have lost a significant amount of weight (60 lbs to date) the encouraging words are almost obsolete. I now hear things like 'Just how much weight do you plan to lose?' or 'Dont you think you have lost enough?". I even had a friend invite me to a buffet style dinner!!! Really! When I turned her down she stated that I have changed since losing weight. She was absolutely right! I have changed my lifestyle to a healthier one. I have learned that as I further myself into a healthy lifestyle my inner circle of friends may need to change also. You know its like an addict....you have to change your whole outlook and environment or you are destined to go back to the same lifestyle. Do I plan to just kick my friends to the side?...of course not!
What I will do is invite my friends and family over for a healthy buffet style dinner that I will prepare and simply have a loving conversation about my goals and lifestyle changes and how negatives affects me. I hope that once they really hear me out and eat all these great foods (including guiltless desserts) I have planned to prepare they will incorporate some of my healthy lifestyle into their own lives. We will see how it goes....