Sunday, February 17, 2013

Many many years ago we had an assignment in Weight Watchers to write a letter to the one person in our life that was our biggest saboteur. In this letter, we were to tell this person what we were doing as far as our weight goes, why we were trying to lose weight, what we wanted them to do to help us, and thank them for what they have done so far. This is the letter I wrote:
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Dear Alice

I want you to know that I am seriously trying to lose weight for my health - medically, physically, and mentally. I want to be able to have a good quality of life and enjoy doing things to build happy moments and happy memories. The ways you can help me is to be wise in making healthy food choices. You can recognize my weak moments and help me to be strong. Help me to remember that food is my drug of choice when I want to bury feelings and situations with food so that I can work to overcome this addiction. Help me to love myself so that I can recognize my worth and realize that I do deserve the time, energy and work that goes into making me healthy and happy. Be with me when I buy groceries to encourage me to buy the healthy foods to have in my house. Encourage me to leave the foods that tempt me and send me overboard on the shelves at the store. Your help and conscious involvement in my life is so important to me.

Thank you so very much for all the help and push you have already given me. Thank you for the push you have given me in my exercise program. Thank you for helping me to realize that there is no excuse stronger than the reasons for me to eercise. Without you, I cannot do this.

Love, Alice
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