Last week's topic was about managing your relationships. No one does or can loose weight alone, no matter how you try to keep your weight loss plan a secret from others when you don't go looking for help you're setting yourself up for a tough journey.
When I thought about joining Weight Watchers, initially I was going to keep joining WW top secret from EVERYONE! Then I gave myself one of those V8 slaps on the forehead... why should I be ASHAMED to admit that I needed to loose weight and that I needed help to do it. No one should be made to feel ashamed when they're moving onto the right path? So I came home, told Todd and told the world and right away I had a HUGE support network of family and friends 100% behind me all the way. So please don't keep your journey top secret, let people know and let them help you!
In the meeting we talked about three different personality types :
- this person is jealous of the success of others, or their strength to change themselves and their life
- this could be a family member or a friend or your Mom who feels food is love and they love to cook/bake your favourite dishes that are not weight management friendly. This is also the person that often will tell you "live a little, have just one". Sometimes one is all that takes that could lead to a binge.
- this is the person that sees the bad in every situation and will not hesitate to let you know. My best advice if you have one of these people in your life is just not to SHARE ANYTHING with this person, because when you want to share something that you're proud of or makes you feel good, this person will point out the negative and leave you feeling like shit
Never forget, to thank the people around you for their help and support. A kind thank you always goes a long way!