Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Difference between a Slip and a relapse.

Last night was the first night of my 8 week program - Bridge to Weight Loss. It was really the intro class with just introductions and how the program will work.
Each week we will weigh in and waist measurement will be taken at the beginning and end of the 8 weeks. On Wednesdays we will meet with either the dietician or the behavioral therapist/wellness coach. On Thursdays we will meet with the trainer.

Last night the Behavior therapist led the session and we did introductions. I was really kind of surprised at listening to why people were there. A lot of "I hate how I look, I don't feel good about myself, I'm having knee replacement and need to lose weight for it. Most of the answers weren't really about health, but about weight. I'm not being critical, but just observing. I said I wanted to have structure to help me keep goals and also that i didn't want to be the "FAT MOMMY" when my kids go to kindergarten next year.

One of the things BT said was that there is a difference between slipping and relapse. She told us slips and relapses are part of the journey. She didn't really define the difference yet, but I'm looking forward to hearing more about it. I'm guessing is that a slip is just one bad time and picking yourself up afterwards and a relapse is continuing to live the way you were after you've had a slip.

In other news: Rain Rain Go Away. I'm unmotivated. I just don't want to leave the house. That's how much I hate rain!


  1. Everyone attends seminars for different reasons. Weight loss and Health discussions seem to go hand-in-hand these days, don't they?

  2. Sounds like a good program. I'll be interested to hear more about it. Have a great weekend.

  3. Hi Jodie. I echo Leslie. And it'll be great to share your journey with all those people. Can't wait to hear more about it all.

    Hope you're having a great day - with less rain!

    Best wishes,
    Bearfriend xx