What makes you give up on weight loss? On every weight loss forum i have ever been to, i would guesstimate that about 80% of people disappear and give up over time. Why do so many people give up? It's like that in reality too, most of the people i have known who say they are going to lose weight... never follow it through or keep up with it.
I would say that it's only a low percentage of people who actually achieve and maintain their weight loss goals. I am one of those people who never get to goal, i keep dropping weight and regaining. It must have something to do with our emotional and mental state, because most people can work out how to eat and exercise properly.
Obesity effects people of all classes, rich, poor, smart, uneducated. Why? Are we all addicted to bad foods? Do the chemicals in foods screw up our brains and keep us craving it?
Why is it so hard to do something which is relatively simple. Eat right, and move.
What is the difference between people who don't struggle with weight, and people who do? Do our brains have different thought patterns? What about rich and famous people who have all the help in the world and still can't lose the weight?
I'm in a pondering mood lol. I'm not talking about people who have 5 kilos to lose. I'm talking about obese people here. Should we be medically treated as addicts? If i were to abuse drugs like i abuse food, i'm sure i would be called an addict and sent to rehab...
Do obese people need some type of rehab program too?
Anorexics have clinics and hospital stays. Aren't we on the other end of the scale but equally as dangerous? Should there be obesity clinics where you can go and stay for a couple of weeks/ months until you have a hold of your addiction?
If these places already exist, i haven't heard about them lol.
SW: 121.3kg - 20/04/2010
First Goal: 109 kilos (Losing 10% of my body weight)
Second Goal: 99 kilos (Getting out of triple digits)
Third goal: 85 kilos (Getting back to a weight where i felt more like ME)
Ultimate long term goal: 60 kilos (Losing half of my start weight)