This week in the spot light is Retrina and all I can say is WOW! You're my shero Retrina!
Since as far as I can remember I've always had a problem with my weight. I realized I was different from other kids when I was in Kindergarten and was teased about my weight. I was told by family and friends that it was baby fat and would eventually go away. Well it never did.
I started yo-yo dieting in my early teens. I tried all the quick fixes, by quick fixes I mean diet pills, liquid diets and all the fads that ever existed, if there's a diet program you can think of, I've tried it. Now in theory those programs work because you'll lose weight, but the reality of it is, the weight always comes back with friends and by friends I mean additional weight. People always want the quick fixes, those things that we feel are going to lesson our responsibility or workload in the weight loss process. For example, I loved liquid diets because that meant I didn't have to cook and the results were fast, my meal was simple to prepare because it was already prepared for me. Diet pills, well they help you to "control" your appetite and I absolutely loved prepackaged food because again, that meant less work on my part. The academics of diets work, but in reality to me they're a fraud because they don't address the core issue or the reason why you gain the weight to begin with, which is a lack of self worth. Until that is addressed along with proper nutrition and exercise, the problem with obesity will never go away. Until you value and respect the person in the mirror who you can see, you won't respect the internal person who you can't see and for that reason have no problem damaging him/her by consuming things that you know will eventually adversely affect it.
I have a freedom of speech in this area because I yo-yo dieted myself into a 400+ pound body. I've lost over 200 pounds with 30 more to go. When you change the mind properly you seriously change everything! That is the goal of my company, to give support to people so they can change their view regarding the inner person in order to achieve permanent weight lost. I really want to help people let go of the fear of realizing their potential.
- Retrina Lee-
Believe you can!
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