I am fat. I realize this. Therefore an intervention needs to occur for the weight to come off. It's an excuse, I realize that. But my motivation alone will not change things. Last night a partial intervention occurred. It was odd....
My mom told me last week about a miracle man in Salt Lake that helps the fat, weak, and lonely of heart. This man was giving a seminar. She thought that maybe he would be selling that one drug that you shoot up in your arm that helps melt the fat. Instantly I thought "Its a scam, but if its under a $100 then sign me up.". I have been sucked into numerous infomercials in my lifetime and I knew that I would have to be strong. Me, Kristi, and my Mom called in and got registered for the seminar. Immediately upon arrived we were given a form or test as you will. We were told to grade each section: How often does diarrhea occur? How often are you bloated? How often do you release gas? These were all very awkward questions. To put it lightly, it took awhile for me to compose myself and to realize that "this was serious."
The miracle man came in and began his powerpoint to the crowd....of about 15 people. Did I mention that I was the youngest one there? Numerous times the miracle man would begin a sentence with "Remember back in the 70's when......" After an hour and a half of story time he ended with "Normally a consultation with me is $125, but today I am only charging $25 (Red Flag). I was in the wrong state of mind. He spoke so eloquently and made me believe that I would be skinny at any moment. So I forked out my $25 and I now have an appointment with just him on Monday for an hour and half of him poking and prodding and figuring out why I am fat and how he can get me nonfat. At this moment, a day later, after a night of rest I feel like a fool. I know how to lose weight. Its called hard work, carrots, water, chicken broth and a crap load of discipline and motivation. I think I will go to the consultation (obviously because I paid for it already) and if he says something to the effect of "Buy this protein shake, or buy this book, or pay me 1000 dollars and you will be healed" then I will say no and walk out.
But......if I hear something to the effect of "This is the region you need to work out. This is what you need to eat. This is how you get motivated. Then I might give him my money, I just might. We'll see, We'll see. You will hear more of this. Monday night I'm sure I will have plenty to say. I need guidance. I hope this miracle man can help.