My bloggy friends, I have been unfaithful to you. I have been spending all of my computer time on Spark People.
This is a weight loss website similar to many others, I am sure. I know it is similar to Weight Watchers. It offers food and exercise tracking, a recipe calculator, advice and information, exercise videos, blogs and support groups. And it's free.
So, two weeks ago, Susan and I joined a group called TOPS club, inc, and we started using Spark People.
In other words, my ass project started in earnest.
This may well be a good combination of programs for me. The TOPS group is something I never imagined I would do. People join together once a week to weigh in, sing songs, report whether they have gained or lost (out loud--in front of everyone), sing more songs, and talk a little about diet and lifestyle changes. It is corny and goofy, and I kind of like it (after I got over feeling uncomfortable and a little superior to it all). And, of course, I like being online and playing with all the tools and corresponding with the folks.
This morning, I was reading one of the Spark articles, and I came across something called Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I've never heard of this before, and I used to be something of a therapy junky.
Anyway, the idea of this kind of therapy is that the therapist and the client focus on the solution rather than the problem--the future rather than the past. I'm intrigued. Indeed, I think that, if I ever decide to do therapy again, I might try to find someone who practices this technique.
Has anyone of you ever done Solution Focused therapy? Tell me about it!