My clients frequently display signs of brilliance! After a great start to a slow and steady weight loss – after decades of yo-yo swings – one of my recent superstars was trying to explain how different her attitude is now.
“This reminds me of when my kids were little. I tried to raise the first one by the book . . . to do everything perfectly . . . I was nerved up a lot! Then the second one came along, and I was just more flexible. For instance, a bottle now and then was OK with me, even though I had thought I should never do that with the first child.
I was more relaxed . . . quite frankly, the flexibility made me a better parent. That’s the way I feel about my weight loss plans now. I try to follow sensible guidelines most of the time, but when that doesn’t make sense, I just do the best I can . . . I wiggle the plan to meet my needs. I stress less, and I am losing, not as quickly as in the past, but I am not as worried about going back up either.”
Didn’t I tell you I have brilliant clients! I couldn’t have come up with a better analogy if I had tried.