Thursday, May 02, 2013
A couple of the articles I was reading earlier said that dieting usually has a 95% failure rate, which is not exactly the most encouraging thing I've read lately. It's especially daunting since I've personally tried and failed before (a lot). I keep trying to figure out what's going to make this time any different from the others, but I'm not turning up a lot.
That's really the biggest reason I'm trying to overcome my social anxiety and participate more in the community and social aspects of weight loss: it's the only thing I can think of that I haven't tried yet. I mean, I do think I'm at a point in my life where I'm more prepared mentally and emotionally to make the necessary changes, but I don't actually know how much that counts for. It could be everything; it could be nothing at all. The good news is that I have all those past failures to draw data from; I already know some things that work and some that don't.
I guess I'm trying to focus on the positive.