WEIGHT PROBLEMS: BEING OVERWEIGHT IS NOT A FACT OF LIFE
You cannot accept being overweight as a fact of life. Also, it's not the result of aging. Though aging can contribute to weight gain that process can be easily reversed. But for now, as you are learning to believe m yourself, realize that you can lose weight at any point in life. Believe me! For that matter, at any point in life you can succeed at almost any task or goal, with the possible exceptions of being a teen model or an Olympic athlete. Why do you think "It's never too late" became an adage?
Whether you are a Lifelong Struggler or a Slow Gainer, you must firmly believe that you can succeed at weight loss. Say that to your-Self right now. Say it out loud. Write it down. Type it on your computer screen. Remember the client who was losing weight but needed constant reassurance that the loss would continue? I want you to consider yourself "in process," too. Being "in process" means that you are always examining the many psychological and physiological reasons that have prevented you from flipping. Please don't think that you only have to flip once. It's truly an ongoing process. Remember, I still consider myself in process. Yes, there are times I want to turn to food and I get tired of exercise. But I hold to my belief that I can live my life as a healthier, thinner person, and I use that belief to get me through a difficult time. You, too, must subscribe to that belief. Without that attitude, I cannot guide you to success. Again, the key is believing in yourself.
Now, describe that time when you believed in yourself - in your ability to be a good partner, spouse, parent, or employee. You may have believed in your ability to decorate a room, throw a surprise birthday party, or coach a Little League team. Whatever your goal might have been, I am certain that you believed in your ability to achieve that goal and ultimately were successful in the endeavor: When you believed in yourself you achieved your goal.