Strong Weight Loss is a Judgement Free Zone!
I’ve been thinking of a blog post about this for a while, then a patient came in today saying that she was afraid to come in because she did not have the best month regarding her weight loss efforts. She did, however, have a great month regarding her life. Her daughter had gotten married this last weekend and she celebrated with family and friends. What a great reason to ignore my recommendations for weight loss! I tell people time and again that you have to CELEBRATE LIFE. It’s on the Home Page of my website. I say it in my New Patient Talk. I tell it to my patients every time they tell me they weren’t that good during their birthday, anniversary, child’s wedding, or vacation. “You have to Celebrate Life. What’s the point of doing all of this if we don’t!”
A Little Help Here!
I’ve also had people come back after a period of time to restart the program. Most of these patients have had good initial success then disappear for a while with variable weight gain and they almost always say, “Thank you for letting me come back.” And here’s is my response:
When I was in fellowship training in the Intensive Care Unit, we would try to block admissions to the ICU. One day during rounds, someone was complaining about a patient that didn’t really need to be in the ICU. Dr. Dolan responded with this, “I don’t know why you all try to block admissions to the ICU. When someone asks you for help, you help them.
By walking into Strong Weight Loss, you are asking for help, and – unless you violate my trust – I WILL help you to the best of my abilities.
Your Weight (and weight loss) Does NOT Define You!
No matter what your weight does, you will be the same person. Yes, we would LOVE to have everyone come through the door lighter than the last time. But if you don’t, that’s ok. We know you aren’t perfect (we certainly are not) and we don’t expect you to be. We will not think of you as better or worse because of a number on a scale.
Never Give Up! Never Surrender!
As a pulmonologist, I tell my smoking patients, “You can’t quit smoking if you don’t try. So, never ever give up.” We can’t help you if you don’t come back and since it is a Judgement Free Zone, we strive to make you feel comfortable and welcome no matter what.
Ready to Feel the Love?
If you are overweight and looking to lose weight to improve your health or appearance then give us a call – 262-373-0169 – or schedule your absolutely FREE new patient appointment with me, Doc Strong, online.