Who have you talked to lately about your unwanted weight? Was it a friend, a family member, a co-worker, or your doctor? If you did talk to someone about weighing too much, how did the talk go? Were you put off by anything the other person did or said? For instance, was the other person a good listener or did she say what she thought without hearing what you wanted to say? Did you feel embarrassed or annoyed by the other person’s use of terms to describe your weight that seemed too derogatory to you, like “fat” or “obese” or “large”? Or did you feel comforted when the other person called it your “weight problem” or “weight gain”?
Being overweight might, on the other hand, be something you don’t talk about with anyone. You keep your thoughts and feelings about your unwanted weight to yourself. You keep it a private, very personal matter that will never see the light of day until you lose a lot of weight and reach your weight loss goal. Then and only then will it be okay to bring up the subject of your weight.
Weight loss support, though, is an important factor in keeping the promise to yourself to stick to your weight loss routine so you can shed those extra pounds. Research clearly shows that the support of a family member, friend, weight loss buddy, and even your doctor can make the difference between unsuccessful and successful weight loss.