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Confessions of a Former Weight Loss Counselor

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Hee, hee, hee I crack myself up. I used to work for a very popular weight loss center in the 1990's. Probably one of the most satisfying jobs I've ever had (except for the telemarketing emoticon ) I LOVED helping people lose weight. I had the privilege of being a success story myself and helping other men and women accomplish their goals (even a local celebrity which of course I could never divulge emoticon ) was so rewarding.

I crack myself up, however, because I am 55 pounds heavier than when I started that weight loss program, yet nearly all of my blogs reflect a "weight loss counselor" mentality. I find that amusing because it's sort of like the blind following the blind, (if you'd follow any of my advice), or the kettle calling the pot black, yet I can't help myself and am soooo compelled to share!

I have learned so much over the nearly twenty professional years of dieting (I'll call them), and I hope that I can be a valuable example and learning experience for some of you. My "don't do this", and "do do this" are really, truly birthed out of enormous amounts of pain and struggle. Although I am not a size 2, and honestly that is not my goal, I feel each and everyone of us are "qualified" to encourage.

So yeah, my goal here on the blogs at sparkpeople is certainly to share my ups and downs, and to be real with what the journey is like, but what lies really, really deep within me is a desire to help, to encourage and to inspire. So I guess I'll be sorry to anyone in advance if it seems a bit odd that a very chubby girl would offer encouragement... before the weight loss, hints... before the exercise program has begun and even for throwing out some tips of the trade, but I guess that ol' weight loss guru is stuck in this here girl for good and hard as I try to keep her from making a fool of myself, I guess she just can't help it! BEST, BEST, BEST WISHES EVERYONE! I know that I know that I know WE CAN DO THIS! Happy Thursday emoticon
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