People can sabotage you without even realizing it. When I served a healthy low fat fish and salad dinner, my son said wheres the chips. I told my family "I need to lose weight so we are going to be eating more dinners like this", they said "Mum your not fat, can we please have steak and chips." The next night your friend comes over and says lets have a couple of drinks tonight it wont hurt to go off your diet for 1 night, but what she doesn’t realize is when you do go off it; it is so much harder to get back on. I have tried many diets and meal replacements before and have actually lost weight with them but then there is the sabotage, and don't get me wrong I even sabotaged myself.
This happened to me so many times over the last 10 years that I had almost given up. But as a last ditch effort I went to see my Dr, my first mistake. My husband accompanied me, my second mistake. this is how it went I told my Dr I want to lose weight. Dr says good Idea. (So far so good.
) Dr said I see on your records 10 years ago you were 50 kgs you are now 90kgs, How much do you want to get down to. I said well I would be happy to be 55 kgs, my third mistake. Dr and Husband both laughed out loud. I don't think either realized how humiliated I felt. I said nothing and took the prescription for duramine he offered, and left his office I never got the prescription filled. It was the final sabotage, and 1 short year later I was 95 kgs.
4 weeks ago my workmate and I were talking about our attempts at weight loss and the sabotage that occurs by ourselves and others. She said you know we should try Kate Morgan together, we can support and encourage each other. We can ignore the saboteurs, and keep each other on the road to our healthy selves. That conversation in the teachers office has changed my outlook on weight loss. I know I am still at the beginning of this journey, but thanks to the support and encouragement of my workmate I know I have the will power, strength and commitment to reach my goal of 55kg.
So now where once I was discouraged and humiliated by my Dr and my husband laughing at me, I now draw strength from it. "I will have the last laugh."