Is Dieting Like AA?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
If I were in AA right now, they would tell me something to the degree of it’s not good to be around current alcoholics/ non-AA members. They could cause me to sway and forget my purpose. Does the same apply to weight loss?
I believe it does.
- People who are overweight tend to not care what they eat. Worse, they tend to play off dieting, and encourage others to join in on the fried food/carb fest.
- Tend to back-handedly support their dieting/healthy friends by encouraging then tempting them. Or worse, speak negatively and hurt the Dieter’s feelings.
- Sell the beauty is on the inside theory.
- In a lot of cases, they don’t care about how they look/have no idea how bad they look. Similar to a hardcore alcoholic who looks awful!
As much as I hate to say this, I am starting to realize/appreciate the men and women who are brave/honest enough to admit that they would rather not date a fat person. They want someone who is fit and eats healthy and most of all cares about him/herself. That used to seriously tick me off. How dare they!? Now I’m starting to understand. Being healthy is not easy. Rejecting delicious food is so not easy. It takes work to look great. If one party works to look great, and the other doesn’t. What message does that send out? Not a good one!
I guess this is why I'm so glad I have my fellow sparkers to keep me encouraged. I also know that they only mean well. We all have the same mission. Unfortunately, not everyone in reality is so kind.