I read a statistic that 70% of alcoholics do not think they are! Even if that number isn’t completely accurate, it’s scary. My profession is to ask people about their troubles. I see a high level of denial on a daily basis. I totally get why people minimize, deny, justify and blame. But I also see how it holds us back. Yesterday I blogged about calories. I am aware if I go beyond 1700 calories a day I’m on the road to weight gain. I can stomp my feet about eating mostly healthy foods, cry about being hungry or just ignore that number. And I will stay stuck. The scale hasn’t been moving for me lately. I haven’t done anything outrageous. I just haven’t been doing what it takes. I needed a reality slap! Even though I eat plant based, whole nutritious foods, I also eat too much. Time to get honest! “Hello, my name is Michele and I need to eat less, if I want to lose weight!” What do you need to get honest about?