Letter from Robyn, Invercargill January 2016
At her peak Robyn weighed in at 96 kg. (She’s a shorty just like me, so this was pretty huge for her)
Working together to change her food choices and her lifestyle over the past couple of years, and now on the “Right Track” program to change the way she thought about food, she is now a happy 69kg and slowly shedding more weight without thinking about it. And she isn’t on a ‘diet’. She is happy, confident, feels full and satisfied and is not craving.
I have just completed your program, The Right Track, and wanted to tell you how amazing it has been for me.
I have been ‘dieting’ for a very long time, starting with the Scarsdale diet 27 years ago. It has been a really difficult journey, and I can even remember journaling in a food diary when I was a teenager. I had some success off and on over the years, but nothing has given me the confidence that it was forever, until now.
In the past whenever I hit a stressful time, I would tend to backslide on my good food choices and revert to the old habits too easily. Then I would beat myself up for another few weeks or months until I had enough energy to try another ‘diet’.
I started this program when I was really angry with myself for having started the hundredth backslide. I called you, and this new program felt like the right way to stop myself before I blew out (literally) again. It stopped the slide in its tracks. This isn’t a ‘diet’, it’s a complete revamp of my lifestyle and a mind changing experience that I know I can do forever. It really is different.
I now have complete freedom from all those tough food choices I used to make all the time. Now that I have a zero tolerance for any starch and sugar, life is amazing. I feel like I have come off a drug. My mind is clearer, my motivation to do exciting things has skyrocketed and I am so much calmer and happier. I have really exciting plans for the future and now I can see myself achieving them all.
This Christmas, 2015 was the easiest ever. I didn’t backslide with any food choices, I didn’t need to, I was completely happy and those old thoughts have disappeared. There was no stress over decisions about what food I could and couldn’t have. No more bargaining with myself over what sweet treats to eat, like;
‘If I have a sweet treat now, then I won’t have another one for a week.’
‘Maybe that one is slightly healthier than this one, so that’s OK.’
There’s no bloating, no feeling I had overeaten. No feeling guilty or yukky.
When I wake up each day I wake earlier and I’m ready to go from the start. I don’t wake up each day beating myself up over the things I ate the day before.
I’ve got increased energy, increased clarity of thought and increased motivation to do fun things. This has allowed room for good thoughts to come into my life in place of the old food thoughts like; What? When? How much? Can I? Should I? Will I? Won’t I?
This is the first time I have realized it isn’t actually about the food, it is about my brain, my thoughts, and my sugar/starch addiction. Eating only real food forever is key. This is the first time in my life I have eaten only three meals a day. The freedom I feel between meals, and the extra time to do other things with more energy and brain power is phenomenal.
Up until the last few months I used to do an hour’s gardening and then have to rest for a few days to allow the sore shoulders and other muscles to recover. Now I can garden every day for a couple of hours at a stretch. I used to have constant problems with my shoulders at the peak of my “not caring what the hell I ate” episodes. The inflammation has disappeared. And all the medication I used to take has gone. I can’t convey to you enough how good that feels.
Spiritually, I now have creative ideas flowing in and am very excited about the changes I am making and about my life into the future.
Thank you so much, the changes are profound. My life has changed in so many ways I can’t list them all.