Friday, February 11, 2011
So I won a 12 week online Shrink Yourself program for a question I asked on the Facebook Group! I didn't win 'Question of the Week' but the moderators liked my question so much I got an email with a reply to my question and a prize! I am so pumped about this! :)
My question was about how parents could help their children not to associate food with comfort. My reply from Dr Gould may be interesting to you parents out there who, like me, want to help their kids have a healthy relationship with food:
"Food is comfort, and that is the reality. What we have to teach our children is that there is time for comfort, and time to face and solve problems, learn about your emotions, and put the effort into growing and changing as the years go by. We can then teach them that ALWAYS turning to food is just a way of avoiding the growth that will ultimately make them a happy and successful human being." Dr Gould, author of Shrink Yourself.
I've started working through the program online and I am loving it, it is full of incredibly useful tools to help you with the concepts of the book in a much more interactive way. I was doing OK with the book, but this is a cut above.
I will be editing my short-term goals on my main Spark Page in line with what I am working on in the program, and although I am absolutely DETERMINED to complete my 28 day bootcamp program on Spark People, I will be focusing more on Shrink Yourself than the Spark People diet for the time being.
I may well be posting another blog entry here soon introducing my aims and goals for this week. Grateful for all support, encouragment and comments! :)