Oft times I see on various online discussion forums (be it Facebook or elsewhere) things like “it’s just about helping one another” and similar things.
You also see a lot of people asking for information on syns.
I’m all for helping people, and sharing, however I am also rather selfish – I go to these discussion boards/groups/whatever for ME. To help ME. To find out information for ME and if in the process I help other people – then that’s good. But it’s also time to be selfish.
Life out there for those of us on any kind of weight management journey is full of hidden dangers. There’s countless social media posts about “I went to so-and-so place and ordered X but it came slathered with oil/butter/dressing”.
So what are these hidden dangers and how do we know and avoid them?
So there already exists the “Who is behind TheThriftyDieter” posts – Part 1; Part 2; and Part 3. Part 4 is somewhere in the works but I figured – I’d just jump ahead a few years and put up this slide show.
Like any good football match – there’s (in my opinion) two “teams” that matter in terms of my own SW journey. Team 1 is the group (and you can read my views on the importance of group over here). I’m not going to rehash that – just move onto team 2 – the social team.
There will be some repetition with the “Top Myths” (Part 1; Part 2; Part 3) and the “tips for newbies” articles – I’ll apologise about that right from the start. “Mistakes” may be the wrong word for it, but it’s a general “catch-all” term that’ll do. This article will have a distinct Slimming World bias, but it’ll apply equally to other plans as well I imagine.
(I’ll start by saying that everything below is based on my opinions, my view-point and my experiences and that I realise this post may not agree with everyone. This won’t necessarily match up with your experiences, etc. – but if we all agreed on everything the world would be a boring place. As always – I welcome feedback and comments and encourage you to share your viewpoints. However please be respectful if doing so).
Once upon a time I was extremely active on Social Media. I’m nowhere near that now. There’s various reasons for this but one of those is the sense of “entitlement” that some people seem to have.