Thin Thoughts on "Beck Day 6 - find a diet coach"
Saturday, October 07, 2017
The Beck Diet Solution Team is currently working through the 6-week program outlined in Judith S. Beck's book by the same. I encourage everyone to check out the team and perhaps join in the read.
Day 6- Find a Diet Coach
We just finished Day 6 which recommends finding a diet coach. I was reluctant to post because this diet coach things has been tricky for me in the past tours through the book.
This is where I brace myself for hisses and boos.
You see, I have never had a so-called Weight Problem. I have never had much weight to lose - 10 lbs at the most - and have held steady within a couple pounds of my desired weight since I started to track 3 years ago. I picked up the Beck Diet Solution and joined this team to help get a grip on emotional eating and some poor habits that had set in after a rough stretch in my life. But just try to find someone in the dieting community who will help you *maintain* your healthy habits and you'll be surprised at the reaction.
I have offered to team up with at least three coworkers as accountability partners, and they look at me like I have three heads. They think maintaining is easy and natural, and that I'm just born to be active and eat cottage cheese for lunch and skip the birthday treats that everyone brings to work. They have actually said these things to me.
My heavier friends think I don't know what it's like to struggle with eating. Let me tell you, folks, thin people have struggles, too. Of course I'd like to chow down that whole party crasher bag of popcorn during the movie. On a bad day, all I need is a spoon and a commercial break, and you'll see how fast I can make that tub of ready-made cookie dough disappear. Put a can of Pringles in front of me at 4:30 and you will see how weak I am. Thin folks internalize the "Beckniques" (thanks, whoever made that one up), but need support to keep at it just like everyone else. (I can hear the "wah-wah-wahs" right about now.)
Thin people can be great encouragement for others who are trying to get thin (Remember Chapter 3 - How Thin People Think). We also want someone to cheer us on and make it a little easier, or at least more interesting, to make good decisions for our health.
Well, now that I'm done with my little, um, *outburst*, I will say that the Beck Diet Solution team is ubersupportive and has been a helpful, understanding "diet coach." I have 1,239 friends on this team (as of this moment) who will give me an "atta girl" when I need it.
Thanks for listening. Honestly, I hope you all have this problem, too, sometime in the not-too-distant future. Because, I know, it's a good problem to have.
Spark on !!!