Did I tell you about the conversation I had with Taka concerning my Weight Management Program?
Taka told me in no uncertain terms that, there was no more money available to continue the diet Program. I tried to talk to him about it, to discuss, what possibilities there were for me to still do it, but he got all huffy and unpleasant. I told him: "OK, if that's the way you want it, just don't forget to bring kids to visit my grave, when I die!"
I thought, I made a strong point about the consequences of me quitting the diet and regaining all the weight that I lost - plus - some more. It didn't make any impression on him!
When the handyman was working in the house, Taka, emboldened by a news that we are going to get a nice tax refund, told me: "Let's use some money to put insulation in the attic!"
My jaw dropped. For a few moments I couldn't find the words. He noticed my shocked expression and asked, what was the matter. I said: "I would rather use that money to continue the Program. Insulation can wait. How would you feel, if all the money that we already spent on my diet went to waste, when I regain weight?!"
Finally, he could see the light! Or, more likely, he saw no way out of the situation: he just admitted that we had some extra resources. So, to make the long story short, he agreed to let me go on with the diet.
I, myself, have doubts. What about my lack of will power when it comes to food? What if all the health challenges that I have will prevent me from losing weight?
I went to a Weight Program meeting last night. It was the time to make a hefty payment, and I had huge misgivings about going through with it. They disappeared, when I got weighed. I lost five and a half pounds! I was not following the diet these two weeks, since Taka told me that I will have to stop the Program. Plus - we went out to restaurants on my birthday and Easter. I still lost weight! It was very encouraging!