“I’m a good dieter, I’m a bad dieter”. That’s what I told Alexandra when I showed up for my first session. I went on to explain the madness I put myself through when trying to lose weight for an/any upcoming event. You see; I can lose weight fast, but once I get to my given goal,
fit comfortably in my suit and arrive at the occasion; God Bless the caterer.
I had always felt that I’d rather be miserable for a couple of weeks than be uncomfortable for months. I was impatient for results. Six weeks to the next wedding? Fifteen pounds overweight? No problem! Let’s calculate that out to 1200 calories a day. Then after a week I’d look at the scale; hadn’t lost enough weight yet? Okay, let’s cut that back to 1000 calories a day. Still not on track? Eventually I’d be under 800 calories with 7 days to go. It was crazy! It was insanity! I’d limp into the venue weak and listless, make sure I met every hors d’oeuvre waiter and hang out at the buffet all night long. Maybe even stop at that fast food restaurant on the way home to try the latest burger they were promoting.
The stress I was putting on my body was enormous. My heart would race uncontrollably at times. I’d put myself to sleep early so I wouldn’t eat any more food for the day. Some weekends I didn’t have enough energy to get out of bed, but I’d tell myself that was okay because I was skipping a meal. It was just all wrong.
I thought Alexandra would hypnotize me with a pendant and send me on my way. Fast, just like the way I like to lose weight. But, she had a different approach. She wanted to get down to the root of my problem. She wanted to understand why I did this and how I arrived at this process. It was clear, she wasn’t going to sell me the latest weight loss plan or Thigh-Master, she wasn’t interested in a bandage, but more of a long-term solution, a life style change. She managed to peel away and unravel the issues and thought processes that I didn’t see myself.
I can honestly say that since in her care I have never felt hungry or starved and yet the weight has come off consistently. She’s absolutely fantastic at what she does. She’s got me eating sensibly again and may have saved my life in the process.