A couple of comments on the comments. I looked up the percentage of morbidly obese Americans, and while it is a staggering 3%, that's much lower than the 30% mentioned below - much to my relief!
As to other people sabotaging your efforts instead of supporting you - well, you need to tell them that you'll still love them when you're thin and healthy. :) So many people I know are "happy" with their out of shape spouses because they then don't feel personally threatened.
As to my own experience with support systems, I know it made a huge difference to me when I was smoke-quitting to have my husband smoke outside or in the basement. He never gave me any rah-rah cheerleading, but making that relatively small sacrifice was enough to help me through the process. If he had offerred me a lightup during those first few difficult weeks I probably would have caved in.
So, even having a relatively neutral amount of support can make a world of difference. If you're being sabotaged in your positive efforts it's time to look for a counterbalance of support elsewhere.
- 11/4/2010 4:15:07 PM