Today, I’m going to share with you what I think is the secret sauce to success with weight loss and continuing on your weight loss journey is.
I did an awesome interview with somebody who lost 235 pounds.
She regained about 25 pounds. She felt she was going down that slippery slope of regression with her eating. I asked her what was different this time versus all the other times that helped her get to her goal.
She said, “One thing: I reached out for help. I was vulnerable.”
I think vulnerability is the secret sauce to you sticking with this and getting to your goal. Let’s be honest. When you attempted weight loss in the past and felt yourself going down that slippery slope backwards or not doing what you felt you should be doing, you pulled inward, right?
You kept to yourself. You don’t want to share that with anybody. You want to kind of hold that to yourself and go at it alone. I was there for so long, and for me to break through, I had to be vulnerable, too. I had to ask for help. I had to say, “I can’t do this on my own.”
If I could give you one nugget today, it’s to be vulnerable. Your inclination is to sit and suffer on your own. It’s hard for us to go up to somebody and say, “Hey. I binged last night, and I need you to take this candy out of my desk. If you see me venturing into the break room to eat the donuts, say something to me.”
To ask for that kind of help is difficult. I urge you to find it in your life, whether it be a friend or a support group.
Of course, the Half Size Me Community is here for you, as well. We hold each other accountable and help each other. Tonight, we’re having our Half Size Me community meeting; it starts at 8 p.m. EST. (We’d love to have you. It’s only $1 to try it for a month.)
There are lots of ways you can get that support. If there’s one difference between the people who succeed and the people who don’t, it’s what they do in that moment of quiet suffering. Do they reach out for help, or do they sit and suffer by themselves?
Don’t allow shame to keep you prisoner.
Comment below or on Facebook and let us know how you’ll become more vulnerable.