Last night was our last class until after Thanksgiving, there is no class next Wednesday. So naturally the topic the instructor covered was Negative Thinking. Not surviving the holidays, not strategies for getting through Thanksgiving with your eating plan intact. Negative Thinking. Apparently negative thinking is bad and you should stop doing it because it will totally make you fail, and positive thinking is way better, ok? Alright, good luck with that eating-focused holiday you’re going out to face without any support from us next week! Be sure to track your food and exercise!
One of the other students then said, “Uh, what do you mean by tracking exercise?” And the teacher was at a loss to answer because they had not actually provided any materials or instruction on doing said thing. So she said, “Well, you know, like with a pedometer or whatever.” MASSIVE FACEPALM.
I could teach these classes better blindfolded with one hand tied behind my back. I cannot believe how incredibly poorly conceived and executed the “education” portion of this program is. I don’t expect anybody from my class to manage to keep the weight off because they aren’t learning any skills for doing that.The thing that pisses me off the most is that they will all go on to gain it back and them blame themselves for failing, when the problem is that the program they paid a fortune for didn’t actually provide them with any tools to do it. I consider that to be incompetence bordering on criminal negligence.
Fortunately for me I already have strategies for handling the Holiday Festive Eating Season.
Probably not the case for people who haven’t already been doing this for 10 years. I feel badly for them.
Change this week: -1.5
Total so far: -28
Husband wasn’t at class last night due to a schedule conflict. He’s looking great though.