I finally bit the bullet and made an appointment at a Rocklin weight loss clinic. I was so ashamed to go in there because it was basically admitting that I am a failure and could not do this on my own. I was willing to do that though because I was so tired of living the life I was. I wanted to change, but I just did not have the power to do that on my own. I had read good things about this weight loss clinic, so I decided to just do it.
If I did not like it, I always had the option of not going back. Just walking in that first time was the hardest part, but it did not take long before I changed my opinion of it. I was treated with respect and dignity, and I did not feel like I was a failture at all. In fact, it was just the opposite. I felt like I was victorious even before I lost a pound because taking that first step to change proved that. The staff went over so many different options with me, and I finally felt a glimmer of hope.
Even though I would have to do the work myself, I no longer felt like I was alone in this. I felt like I had the right people around me, and they had the right resources that were going to be the catalyst to my change. I alked to a health coach as well as an exercise specialist, and a dietician helped me with a meal plan. I was not just given information and tossed into the ring either. I had access to these people when I had questions or needed to alter something. I felt not only a physical change as I started to drop the pounds, but I also felt an emotional and mental change too. Life is so much nicer now for me.