Small Victory after Frustration
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
When I was at the fair this past weekend, I stopped at a booth that was all 'Lose weight here, ask me how.' I, of course, stopped to look at more information and the 'Health Coach' informed me that they had a tried and true plan and look at me, I lose 20 lbs doing the program... I agreed to a phone 'Health Assessment' but I also informed her up front that I was not wanting to get into some expensive triangle scheme for weight loss where it's just pills and nutrition shakes. "Oh, we're not like that!" she assures me.
I went home and researched the company... sure enough it's a triangle program that encourages 'clients' to become "Health Coaches" themselves and get more people underneath them. I was flabbergasted when an article I read said the program cost upwards of $400 a month. I messaged the lady telling her that my research had uncovered this information. She assured me it's nothing like that. I never confirmed wanting to continue with the 'Health Assessment' but she called me anyway. 'FINE!' I think to myself. 'I'll play her game and see what she has to say'.
Imagine my shock, dismay, anger and such when after an hour of talking to her she explains EXACLTY what I've already uncovered. The program is $14 a day and 'oh yeah, you can help others and become a 'Health Coach' yourself. I was so upset and down on myself after this phone call. I was in tears because people like her prey on people like me... I was a walking gullibility. My mom was so upset because she was there when the lady was talking to me at the fair and then to have her tell me that it was exactly what I thought it was... jeez!
On the flip side, I was doing my check in last night on one of my apps and it said 'What would you tell someone else who was in the same exact position that you are right now?" That really hit me because I'm always willing to help others but rarely help myself. That ends now!!!
This morning, one of my friends called me because I was down last night and He wasn't okay with some of the things I was telling Him. He talked to me about starting with one small victory... order one Jumbo Jack instead of two - not that I ever do but it was His example.
Today, I ordered lunch for a meeting at work from the local deli. Recognizing that I frequently will order a side (soup, salad, fries, fruit or veggies), eat it first and then have to FORCE the wrap (the protein part of my meal) down even though I'm usually full, I did not order a side. When I called into the deli to amend my order, the lady got on the phone with me and said 'Oh, you didn't order a side, do you want me to add a salad to your order?' I had to laugh and then explain to her what was going on. She congratulated me on my good choices. That made me happy!
So, for today, small victory despite the frustration from last night.