So - in general, I am often repelled rather than attracted by some of the postings on CC. Oftentimes folks feel free to spew condemnation and “you must” and “you must not” language. This causes me to read postings with care – if the conversation turns into snipes and keyboard banging, it’s a downer for me and time to turn my computer off. So this is leading into my question – are you aware of a spiritual/emotional forum on CC that is open and welcoming of all?
Please - don't reply only to slam the topic. Thank you.
This question is spurred on by the posting below from “Mary_RD” in yesterday’s article about the new book: A COURSE IN WEIGHT LOSS: 21 Spiritual Lessons For Surrendering Your Weight Forever
(never read the book, don’t know if it’s a good/bad book, just hungry for more of same conversation without the snipes and keyboard banging.)
Posting: Mary_RD - Dec 02, 2010 05:31 PM Regarding this book, I don't think many people have read it yet because it just came out - but it is Number 4 on The New York Times Hardcover Advice & Miscellaneous Best Seller List this week. I see it as in the same vein as other spiritually-based programs, like the Jesus-based programs, Overeaters Anonymous, Geneen Roth's books, etc. I see these holy ideas as spanning most belief systems and nicely augmenting what Calorie Count offers. You know, we have so many dimensions: physical, spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional, and occupational that we have to mind to reach self-actualization. I’ll always remember a question asked by one of my patients, a female minister, who said, “Why is this weight loss’s dirty secret?” (meaning the spiritual and emotional aspects.)
Does CC have a place where people routinely talk about this: “Why is this weight loss’s dirty secret?”
Again - before you hit the REPLY key - slamming comments need not be posted. Thanks.
It doesn't look like there's much controversy. I'm the only commentor who seemed to have a major problem with message of the article. It certainly wasn't snipes or keyboard banging, I thought I was making a legitimate counter-argument.
Any input to: Does CC have a place where people routinely talk about this: “Why is this weight loss’s dirty secret?”
Thanks for the helpful suggestion (I mean, thanks if you meant to be helpful). This falls short of the outcome I had hoped for in that 1) it is outside CC and 2) from the little I know about OA, I believe they advocate an abstinence philosophy which in contrary to the mindful/intuitive eating direction I am learning/leaning toward.
Input from others on: Does CC have a place where people routinely talk about this: “Why is this weight loss’s dirty secret?”
I believe there is also a pagan group and a Jewish group, as well. And other faiths may be represented ~ you could search groups if you are interested in other faiths.
You could dicuss the spiritual aspects of weight loss in these groups, if desired. Or you could discuss it in the Weight Loss forum or Lounge Forum ... but you will likely get a lot of comments from people who disagree with you.
*Shrugs* I'm open. I know it's symptomatic of a spiritual problem for me. And I'm of no religious persuasion...
I would love to comment if no one minds.....
I have am so thank ful to be a part of this group I can do all things through christ. When I was actively in my faith, and digging deep spiritually, I lost 80 pounds. last year I neglected my faith abandoned any self working with my self stuff, and working with my issues. I gained the 80 pounds back in 8 months. that was after 2 years of keeping it off. I believe strongly that my weight crap is effected directly about the inner house I keep and religion AKA spirituality is just one door in my house. So with that being said I am glad that it isnt something that is getting hushed. So thank you CC for not kicking us off...