Monday, April 23, 2012
And here I am.
As you all have been able to see, I have seemingly disappeared. Well, I am still here. I just have not been quite sure on how to transition and explain everything.
My time on the SugarFree Protocol was enlightening while being very engulfing. I had no problems with the protocol and the diet. The only thing I can say about the protocol itself is that you better be prepared for an all-consuming endeavor. Although, I managed to get everything timed just right it was difficult... and you eat a lot of food- a lot. I have maintained insanely well. However, I have just moved to following Paleo-Lifestyle principles. I eat when I want (one main meal, sometimes a second small one), some days I do fast-- and there is such a wealth of information out there you could become obsessed. :) Topics for future posts, I suppose. I am having difficulty though preparing my mind to go down in weight and measurement again. I want to, I just don't feel ready.
Anyway, the reason why I disappeared from the Protocol was a personal and professional issue I had with the Protocol's author and coach. I could go into great detail about many frustrations I had, but I will leave it as simply this: Three days before I was to go onto Maintenance she informed me I needed to send another $200. So, I already paid $200 in the beginning that was made clear to be my only cost to her. From the start she should have told me it will cost $400- half to be paid now and the other half to be paid before Maintenance. I would have known and been able to make an decision from there. Instead I had become fully invested and then right at the last minute and really for the most important part I was surprised with a new additional fee. We ultimately, went back and forth and I was going to pay $100 for Maintenance, but then over the weekend I just couldn't muster paying even this. When we make mistakes in our business we take the full responsibility and don't get irritated or snippy with our clients. I just could not go on with her. This was the "straw that broke the camel's back" for me. I could put up with a lot and be patient, tolerant because I had much at stake, but there are just some things that aren't worth it. I would rather take on a very complicated situation on my own rather than pay any more out of principle.
So, that is what I did. And here I am.
Where do I want to go from here? I am not exactly sure. I keep wondering what I should do with this blog, but ultimately abandonment is not an option. I guess it, and all of you hold a special place in my heart through all the ups and downs. I think I will just figure out how to incorporate all the things I want to say here- under what kind of banner, I am not sure yet?
Hope all are well wherever you may be!