“Why come to meetings when you don’t work the program,” asked Kellie my discussion group leader one day as I sat there - same position, same weight, different chair. It had been almost four years, and I had done little but shift my 280-plus pounds from one chair to another. I didn’t know what I was looking for but figured I would when it showed up.
Evidence of the profound change since those days still amazes me … rigorously honest food tracking, daily physical conditioning, stress management, and all the other suggestions. Four accumulated years of meetings came to a tipping point. By some grace, my consciousness shifted and I was ready to take action.
Today, on my bare 170-pound frame, I no longer see what men prefer to admire on women. Gazing down, I’ve found what once was lost. Better still, my doctor records normal blood pressure, liver function, and cholesterol levels. So, what was my answer to Kellie’s question? “If I go to the barbershop every Saturday, I might eventually get a haircut.”