A marriage has its comings and goings, its ins and outs, ups and downs. So does a friendship, a career path, a family, as well as every day of life. A diet does too.
So, sticking with it doesn’t mean a smooth ride, an easy ride, an uncomplicated ride. But sticking with a diet is a lot of times every bit as important as those other things.
Sticking with a diet is important not because it’s a whim—to get thinner than your best friend. It isn’t important because everyone’s on one diet or another. It isn’t important in order to be model-thin, to wear a size 2.
Sticking with a diet is important only when a woman’s life, her comfort and happiness, are being compromised by her weight. It is only when an eating problem troubles her, and gets in her way, that it becomes so important to solve.
Many women suffer because they use eating to supply things they are not getting—meaningful things, things they need. This is what makes losing weight an important issue for them.
Does this ring a bell?