I am responsible, me alone, for what I put in my mouth. I got to this place by moving food from a plate to my mouth with my very own hand! I realized that we are stewards of our own health. We own control of what we put on our plate and what we put in our mouth. It is so hard when I feel helpless when it comes to weight loss. It's hard for me to get motivated to lose and I lose slowly.
It feels very empowering to order exactly what I want (a garden salad with no croutons, cheese, or dressing with extra tomatoes) and then to pull out my own packet of Jenny Craig dressing for on top. I control my choice. And I did not stand out as odd or different...we all had the same challenge and I was not alone in my special order.