Sometimes people 'sabotage' themself because they have bigger problems that their weight. There are many reasons why people get overweight but probably a very common one is that they medicate with food another problem. This happend to me, I was always skinny and I always loved chocolate but I had a limit. I lost that when I got depressed (post-natal depression plus moving away from family in another country plus not beeing able to work). So I would eat chocolate all day and still feel miserable
, it was supposed to make me feel better. My biggest problem wasn't my increasing weight but the lack of self esteem and depresion. I used to think that I could get a job only if I lose weight but fortunatelly I never tried to lose weight at that point. I got a job when I decided that this is what I want and that helped with my self esteem. Then I decided that I want more, I want to go to Uni to become a nurse. I passed the English test, then another test and got accepted
. My self esteem got better and better. I was so focused on my studies I forgot about my weight. This is the first time I try to lose the extra weight, but I feel strong and confident because I don't have other problems in my life, I don't need the confort from chocolate anymore, I don't have other problems that I need to treat with food.