10 July 2008

Weight-Loss and Support

photo of a cute kitten between two baby ducksFeeling alone and left out when everyone is settling down to a nice meal and your stuck grazing on a salad. To quote the X-Files, you are not alone. There are millions of us out there that are going through the same thing. We are having the same feelings that you are. Unless we all wear a sign that say, “Please don’t feed me, I’m Dieting,” then there is no way to tell who we are.

There are many of us, who are currently on diets that may need to have the extra motivation and support that a group can give us. There are many difficult times during a diet and I find that most of these times occur when we are awake. There is no shame in needing additional support during a diet. Firstly, you need to know that you have taken a very courageous step in deciding to lose weight. Believe it or not, most people do not have the same strength of will as you do. Secondly, dieting is very difficult, why make it more difficult by going through it alone?

Being able to talk to someone who has been through the same trials and tribulations as you are presently going through is a very helpful thing. The feelings and cravings you are experiencing, have in fact been experienced before. To actually know that you are not alone in your quest, is a very empowering feeling. To know that you can ask someone a question at any time can be just what you need to get you through those difficult times. Here are a few online forums where you can go to share your stories and experiences with others. I have viewed them all and they seem to be very helpful:
mydietbuddy.com/

www.momsview.com

www.obesitydiscussion.com

If you like to have a more structured type of support group, then you could try one of the following:

www.weightwatchers.com

http://www.jennycraig.com/

www.consumersearch.com

As always, if you need further assistance or would just like to talk, please leave a comment and I will get back with you. Best of success:)

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