Patients who were finishing their psychotherapy had been saying to their therapist as they departed, “I’ll call if I need you.” The therapist responded, “Call before you need me.” Can the same be said for women who run up against some obstacle and find they need help losing weight?
First of all, whom can these women call for help? And secondly, should they call before they need help losing weight?
The answer to the second condition is a definite yes. Getting the help you need before your need turns into an imperative is always the better course of action. But this still leaves the question unanswered, whom to call.
You probably don’t have a therapist helping you with weight loss, so calling your therapist is out. Will a family member or friend or your physician be able to advise you on a course of action that will help you avoid a weight loss disaster? If so, by all means give that person a call.
Most likely, though, you’ll have to call on yourself. You’ll have to come to your own rescue. So why not get prepared to do just that. See what you can do about anticipating the weight loss disaster that might lie ahead. Identify it and prepare for it. Be ready so you can call on yourself to do something about the chain of events that will take you from smooth sailing into choppy water.
“I’ll call if I need you.” “No, call before you need me.”