"The truth is that your decision to lose weight can't ever involve another human being, because humans often act outside the plans we have for them. Your diet can't be motivated by a desire to satisfy a parent or partner or friend or child who just might find something else to criticize even after you drop those pounds."
"Again, most of us launch into diets with unrealistic expectation that inevitably undermine our efforts to lose weight, because when we don't see the life-changing results we hoped for, we get discouraged and return to bingeing. Dieting leads to weight loss and improved health and vigor - period, the end."
How many people enter dieting for someone else? Or think being thin will magically change their lives? How about to fit into a bikini by the summer, or a wedding dress?
This is so common it's amazing. Even here on spark.
I think there's a mourning period when you realize being thin is not the answer to whatever problem. All those dreams clash into reality. Being thinner is just about being healthier, everything else has to be worked out mentally.
Being thin AND more confident. Not more confident B/C you are thinner.
This is something I'll have to continually remind myself.
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