An Open Letter to Chris Powell

Saturday, August 17, 2013 0 comments
I was watching the latest episode of Extreme Make Over Weight loss Edition with Mike. Some things really hit home with me during this episode. I wanted to make a video and try out for the show but I don’t have more than a hundred pounds to lose. I would not get chosen for the show at all. 
Watching the struggles that Mike was faced with in regards to food addiction are what hit close to home for me. I know I have an addiction to food, it isn’t an addiction to healthy food because all you have to do is look at me and know that fact. I am also afraid to ask for medical help with my addiction. Many times food addiction is met with skepticism in the medical field. I would like to think I could fix my addiction on my own but deep down I know I probably won’t be able to. I will also be pretty embarrassed to go to my doctor to tell her I have an addiction to food and all she wants to do is tell me I need to watch what I eat and exercise. 
I wanted to try out for your show so badly but I am still able to see my weight on a normal scale. I decided not to put myself through the effort of making a video or going to a casting call when I knew you wouldn’t choose me at all because I don’t have enough weight to lose to be on the show. It wouldn’t make for a good tv show either. 
I read your first book Choose to Lose and I have to be honest, I did not implement the carb cycling into my life. I wanted to so terribly bad but I just wasn’t able to do it all on my own for my family. It is difficult to tell your family that you want them to help you out but they aren’t willing to change their lifestyle at the same time. I find it difficult to cook at home, not because I can’t cook but because I am really bad about cleaning up my kitchen. I know that is the worst excuse ever but it is the truth. I have your follow up book as well, I am currently mapping out my meals for the week. I will need to go to the grocery store tomorrow and clean out my pantry and fridge to fill it with yummy foods for this new lifestyle I want to do.
I am going to try my hardest to do the carb cycling lifestyle. I can’t make any promises that I won’t fall off the wagon because I know that I will some times but I am going to try my hardest not to allow it to over power everything else that I am trying to achieve. I am starting to get back into running now that the majority of Florida’s summer heat is going to be slowly disappearing.
Here’s to transforming my life in the next 365 days. I don’t know what my first 90 days goal should be but I am going to hope for 30 pounds but we will see where I am in 90 days.  
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