Now I have a question.....
She got promoted at her job this week, which only calls for a celebration!! CHAMPAGNE!!!......Do you offer your friend champagne? Do you tell her that she deserves it and she worked hard? Do you tell her to let loose and enjoy herself once in a while reassuring her that it's okay to overindulge and it's only one time? Then the next time a celebration comes up, hand her another glass telling her the same thing? And the next time? And the next? How many "Only one times" can there be??
Hello, my name is Krystle and I am a recovering food addict.
I am sending out a plea to my friends and family. I know that you are all super proud of me. I know that you think that sometimes I think too much about weight loss and counting points and you think that offering me a 2nd piece of cake or telling me I don't have to workout today and should take it easy sounds nice. But I ask that you think of me as a recovering addict from any other drug and treat me as such. When you push food on me telling me that it's just one time, it enables me. When you tell me how great I look and a 2nd piece of cake won't hurt me, you're wrong. It won't hurt me that one time, maybe but the next week when someone else tells me the same thing, that enables me and makes me let my guard down. And week after week and event after event of letting my guard down could very easily pack the pounds back on someone like me.
Many of you have seen me struggle with my weight for a good portion of my life and just because I have changed my ways in the past year and a half, doesn't take away from the 22 years that I ate when I was happy, ate when I was sad, ate when I was angry, ate because it was time to eat, ate to put me to sleep, and so on.
When I was still 200+lbs I heard "You look great, keep up the great work". Now, I hear way too often "You look great...stop losing weight....you need to eat something." I am pleading with the people who love me to continue to show the same support at 152lbs that you showed me at 250lbs. This goes for friends that I know as well as friends that I have never met. This is STILL a struggle for me and will continue to be something I will have to overcome but with your support and my determination, I will succeed.
As always, I love you all dearly and thank you for the daily support you show me!! xoxo