Thursday, June 17, 2010
Rarely if ever do I blog twice in one day. I could not pass up this opportunity and I think you will agree with me when I am done.
One of the clients I am coaching approached me a few months back about my weight loss. He asked what I did. I offered to let him read The Spark and told him I would answer any questions he had afterwards.
I could tell right away that he wasn't really into it and I basically left him alone. I am trying very hard to live by the motto "Nothing changes until something changes."
He called me a few minutes ago. He was down and a bit depressed. His "diet" wasn't working out to well.
I asked him why.
Get ready. Here it comes.
"The people at work are getting upset with me because of the noise my stomach makes when it growls. It's so loud that they cant concentrate on their work. I tried eating more food, the healthy kind like you said, but it growls even louder. I am going back to my old eating habits. I cant afford to lose my job because other people are disturbed."
There was more than a moment of silence.
I told him that I could write a book on the excuses for eating poorly. I made up a lot of them all by myself. However, the one he had just given me was unique and one I had never heard before. I told him he must of put a lot of time and effort into coming up with that one and I was impressed ----- For all the wrong reasons.
"So," he said. "It's okay for me to quit dieting, right? I shouldnt be offending people, right?
I dont have to make this stuff up friends. I have enough of it happen to me every day. If you listen close enough you will hear some faint incoherent babbling.
It's just me.