by Shaina Rafal
Often times, people who are overweight have other people in their families that struggle as well.
But what does one do when they are the only one in their family who has to lose weight?
How can you feel supported when everyone around you seems to be able to indulge in any foods they want without gaining a pound, while you diet and diet with no results? Like all journeys, it’s hard to go it alone.
You need someone who not only supports you but who can relate to you.
Those of us who want to lose weight don’t always respond well to “skinny” people telling us “you can do it!” We can feel envious and sometimes downright angry that we got dealt a bad hand in the metabolism department. I’m 32 years old, overweight, and single, and the other women in my family are thin. My mother is a size 0, and my sister is a 4. I know they support me and want me to lose weight, but I needed more, so I turned to a nutritionist.
I am blogging about my journey, and I know anyone out there who feels alone in their own weight-loss journey will find support by following my blog: http://OverweightandUnderwhelmed.blogspot.com/
Thank you for sharing with anyone you think may benefit!
Shaina , Future-Thin-Woman