While we don’t have the exact same story, I am hoping you can relate to my story and that it helps you in some way.
I’ve struggled with my weight all my life. I remember being 10 years old and on a diet. That was also the time of the
Presidential Fitness Challenge. I don’t know how many of you remember this, but it was awful. You had to climb a
rope, run and do push-ups. The worst part of the whole process is that you had to get weighted in. It wasn’t nice
and quiet behind a screen like weight watchers. On top of seeing the scale yourself, they announced it out loud so
everyone could hear. I also hated having to climb the rope. I never got very far up, but they kept making you try
and try again. Even through high school and early adulthood, my weight impacted me in daily activity.
So, I tried every diet out there; fat-free, cabbage soup, no chewing for 3 weeks, Atkins, etc. Some of them worked
for a while, some didn’t move the scale. As I fluctuated in my weight, I continue to carry that inner voice telling
me that I was still the chubby child who could not do anything active. That chubby child voice stayed with me even
whether I was a size 5/6 or 16/18.
The way we feel and treat ourselves, our inner voice, is shaped in so many ways as we grow up and who we grow up with.
Unfortunately, this inner voice can turn us to food for comfort. Or maybe your story is one that food was used as an
award or to make you feel better when you got hurt or when you felt sad. Or perhaps you were thin growing up but
gained weight after having kids.
What was your journey that got you to the place you are today? You are preparing to take the next step in your life
journey. Get excited, you are about to change!
I titled this book ‘Find Your Inner Skinny program’, do I think that you will be bikini skinny in 90 days? No,
but that is not what this program is designed to do. Will you lose weight? Yes, if you learn to adapt new eating
habits, learn to move more and be consistent.
My hope for you is that you find that you are strong and beautiful, just the way you are. Our goal is to bring your
weight into a healthy range and enjoy activities that you could not do before. And you will feel amazing when you
find you inner skinny!