One experience you’re definitely going to have when you are on a weight-loss course is you’re going to feel guilty.
There’s no way around it. There’s lots to feel guilty about.
To begin with, you might very well be feeling guilty even before you raise one little finger to try to lose that unwanted weight of yours. Guilt comes with the territory when you’ve eaten too much for so long. You most likely feel guilty already—about not doing anything about that eating pattern of yours, or not doing enough about being so heavy.
Then there’s the guilt that comes right along with dieting or some other form of weight-loss regimen. You didn’t do this. You should’ve done that. You know the drill.
So, you lose a lot of weight, enough weight that you feel satisfied, and don’t feel guilty. You think you’ve gotten rid of guilt. But it’s right there lurking around the next corner—when it comes to keeping the weight off for good. What if you gained some weight, some of the exact weight you just took off? Guilty as charged!
Why all this talk about guilt? Because it’s there smack dab in the middle of the weight-loss process, there for you to deal with time after time. It’s good to know this, and be ready for it.
You can prevent yourself from feeling guilty. But you probably shouldn’t even try. Guilt to a certain extent is a good thing. It guides you, tells you that you don’t like what you’ve done. Feeling too guilty, on the other hand, can undermine your best efforts to recover and move on.
If guilt is a disabler for you, you’d better be prepared to make dealing with it more of your losing weight plan. If guilt is your guide, try to keep it as such and not turn it into an obstacle.