You Can Talk About It, But You Can’t Do It

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about how curious I find it that our society has these unwritten rules about what is acceptable to say vs. what is acceptable to do. What’s the most curious thing of all is that they are often in direct opposition.

I said at the time, it is not acceptable to be fat, although it is acceptable to constantly say you wish you could lose weight and always talk about being on an ‘eating plan.’

Then how come it’s also not acceptable to actually stick to that plan?

Have you ever been at a party where someone offered you something you’d rather not eat? It could be a slice of bread, a slice of cake or a spoonful of something sugary.

How come, “No thanks.” is met with shock, horror, disbelief or worse yet, pushback? Even after a conversation about how everybody in the group is on a diet?

Have some chocolate cake!

No thanks.

Oh come on, it’s delicious.

No thanks.

You don’t have to eat all of it.

No, don’t want any of it, thanks.

Why? What’s wrong with it?

Nothing, thank you no.

It’s gluten-free.

That’s great for whoever wants it; I’d rather not.


Because. I’m on a plan.

Just one bite. (one piece, one point)

No thanks. I’m good.

Is the threat of conversations like this enough to make you cave in and eat the thing you don’t really want? Is the discomfort of this scenario making you squirm so much right now that you’ve already headed to the fridge?

I want you to know that the most effective way to get to the heart of this issue is to have a coach like me help you. Quickly finding the root of what’s going on with you so you can start changing it right away – it’s what I’m trained to do.

When you’re really, really ready to have the thing you really, really want and you’re ready to get help to achieve it at last, I’m only a click away!

If these ideas resonate with you and you’re ready to change your life contact me at and we can schedule a free, 25-minute phone call.

Right now, take a moment and affirm for yourself:

I walk the walk, I don’t just talk the talk!