I encourage all of my patients to have a “before” picture taken at the start of their journey. I have my “before” picture up for all to see. People often don’t believe it is me. Well, it is, and actually, that wasn’t even the heaviest I ever was. I maxed out at about 10 pounds heavier than that, but I couldn’t find any pictures at that weight.
Last night, as I was falling asleep, I thought about that picture (as I often do), or more specifically how I was feeling when it was taken. It is not a good feeling- a mixture of frustration, disgust and anger. Mostly, I remember feeling tremendously overwhelmed at the prospect of having to lose that much weight. I thought I will never be able to do this. What’s the point of trying? I am sure it is how most of my patients feel when they come into my office for the first time. Well, I did it, and you can too. Support, from friends, family or others who have gone through or are going through the process, makes it much easier. Seek support, and think seriously about avoiding negative influences.
If you are overweight, achieving and then maintaining a healthy weight (while still enjoying life and without constantly battling in your mind over food choices) is a learned skill. Though it requires no talent (in other words, anyone can do it), it does require an open mind, patience, flexibility and the willingness to continually learn. Once those things are in place, anything is possible, provided you follow a sound plan.
This is what I do at Limitless Longevity- help people formulate those plans. Call 215-279-8376 to schedule a free consultation.