You may think you’re alone and doing it on your own when you’re slogging through your weight loss routine desperate to lose weight. Of course, there are other women going through much the same thing you are. But I don’t mean you’re not alone in this way.
I mean you are not an island unto yourself when you try to lose weight. Your life is filled with relationships, current and past, and these relationships are there right with you when you try to lose weight. The weight loss steps you take, the weight loss routine you choose, the goals you set for yourself are in part, sometimes in large part, determined by these relationships that you are having now and those you had in the past.
Believe it or not, making the change from overweight to weight loss is as hard as it is because of the hold on you of all these relationships. Your hard to change habits of overeating, snacking on fattening food, binging, and weight gain are not entirely yours. They come from imitation, from influence, from social and familial domination, from belittling, from any number of relationship issues. The weight-gaining measures you adopted are a bulwark against moods and feelings and beliefs and ways of thinking inculcated by your relationships.
This is what makes me say you are not alone when you try to lose weight. You are filled to the brim with relationships.
So you can see why a diet regimen and exercise routine are no match for such hard to shake influences. At least they are no match on their own. In order to make diets and exercise lead to change, it’s best to supplement them by taking stock of your relationships and doing something about their impact on you and your attempt to lose weight.