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What Can I Give Myself To Keep My Weight Down?

Many of us who struggle with weight gain or even obesity have a hard time accepting help. But there are some things we might be able to do to help ourselves along the way. Think about the things you give to others that you don’t yourself  give. And I think this is a good conversation starter about why you care so much.  If you aren’t sure how to make that happen, I can help you figure it out.  I guarantee you’ll come out on top.  I promise.

The answer to this question really hinges on what kind of person you are.  Most of us who struggle with weight gain or even obesity find it more than sometimes difficult to accept help.  Most of us are reluctant to give the things we do care for because we think they will make us seem ungrateful and selfish.  Some of us aren’t even sure what to tell our loved ones.  This is a conversation starter about why we care so much  and how that can be accomplished.  If you aren’t sure how to make that happen, I can help you figure it out.  I guarantee you’ll come out on top.  I promise.  I’m sure, at the end of the day.  I’m sure.

I can think of many things I can give myself…a nice, light salad , a nice, light, protein-rich shake , a nice, light, low carbohydrate snack , and a nice, light, low carb dinner, with a nice, light, protein-rich meal at the end, and a nice, light, low carb snack right before bed, and a nice, light, protein-rich breakfast, and a nice, light, protein-rich snack right before bed.  I can get the whole thing done within an hour or two.  In a week.  Without skipping a meal.  Without a shake, or a meal of any kind, or being sick for weeks on end, etc…I can do it.  I’m sure.  

I’ve done it.  

Now…I can give myself a nice, light salad .  I know it is going to taste good, but I don’t care.  I know I can make it, because I can do this every day for the next month, and probably the rest of my life.  I know I can, because I can do this every day for the rest of my life.  You have a choice.  You can accept help and take advantage of it.   The alternative is to make your life so difficult that you are no longer able to enjoy the things you do care about.  You can accept help and skip it.  Or you can accept help and live with it.  If you live with it, you can always find an excuse that makes it OK to miss out on the things you want…the things you’re grateful for.

Here’s an example: I care about my friends, our friends, and the friends of our friends.  I want my friends to have a fun night out.  But I know it is a huge effort to be able to take advantage of a night out with friends.  When those nights come around, I need my friends to be able to have a fun night out.  If I have to go out of my way to make sure it’s a fun night, I’ll miss out on what I want.  I’ll miss out on the things I care about, because I’m too full to enjoy them.  The answer is to make sure I can take advantage of the chance to go to a fun night out on any given night, whenever it happens.  To make it so that I’ll accept a night out with friends without the extra effort.

When that happens my friends can have a fun night out.  I can accept the help, and skip it.  I can enjoy a fun night out anytime.  I can take advantage of the help, and live with it.  Or I can do nothing, and watch the night go by, waiting for my friends to call or text me in an attempt to arrange a party.  Because I’m always going to be on the go, or in my car.   I never get to enjoy that night out I want in my own house.