Has anyone ever watched My 600lb Life? I have watched a few episodes. Some of the people really want to lose weight and change their life and some really are looking for that quick fix. Today I watched 2 episodes and they were the polar opposites of each other. The first episode the woman really did nothing to help herself and did everything to hinder her weight loss and the second episode the woman did everything right. By right, I mean she followed the weight loss plan, she exercised, and she put herself out there even when it was hard for her physically and emotionally.
Where do I think I will fall on this spectrum? While I want to say I will be the latter and I will probably be somewhere between the two. I know how hard this journey is going to be. I think the best thing is that my husband and I are going to be doing it together. We will be there to push each other along. We have been each others biggest cheerleaders but also each others biggest enablers. We are working on this.
Do you have an enabler in your life? Do you even recognize them as one? Are you the enabler?Every fat person has an enabler, just like every drug addict and alcoholic does. It's that person that allows them to continue acting the way they do.
For a fat person it's the person that says come on let's go for pizza, when you tried getting a salad. Or you said no to the dessert and they say, one bite won't hurt. Maybe you want to go for a walk and all they want to do is hang out on the couch and watch Netflix.
It is very important to identify these people and let them know that moving forward in this journey that you will be standing your ground. If you say you want salad, you mean you want salad. If you say no to dessert, you mean no dessert. If you want to go for a walk, go alone, even if the other person doesn't want to go. No more peer pressure.
Peer pressure isn't just about drugs people. So think about what you say and how you act around people. Especially around food. Do not force someone to "clean their plate". Accept others. Help others be the best they can be.