Self Exam on Weight loss Struggles
BY Bob Greene
1. What are you really hungry for?
Acceptance. A social life. Perfection. I want to be smart and banging, the whole nine yards. I want a career and a family, but everything seems to be on hold. It seems like I have nothing going on for me. It seems that my friends have their own lives and I get skirted out of them. Everything that makes sense lies in a gallon of Edys or a large fry. It’s comforting for a while. I know that it’s a temporary fix, I’m not dense. If you eat enough its comforting until you go to sleep or until the high wears down. I’ve always been a binge eater.
2. Why are you overweight?
I don’t want to put in the effort or the energy. I would have to maintain the weight loss and I don’t think I could do it. I would have to take ownership and I’m not ready to do that.
3. Why haven’t you been able to maintain your weight loss in the past?
I lost focus and started old habits again. It wasn’t convenient any more to go to the gym or maintain a certain diet. In the past I didn’t eat much because I couldn’t afford to.
4. What’s not working in my life?
My social life is nonexistent. I haven’t kissed a guy in like four years, let alone romantically talked to any guy. Just a few crushes that crushed me. My career seems to be dead end, I want to be in graduate school or doing something more creative or different. I know I am not one for the mundane now. I can’t sit a desk all day and shuffle paperwork.
5. Why do you want to lose weight?
Ultimately to be healthier. And to look good in clothes and feel better about myself.