Weight Loss – Should you expect support from your family?

Yes You do Need Support While Trying to Lose Weight!


Senior Portrait of Shirley Dawson
Senior Portrait of Shirley Dawson

Like many type II diabetics, I am overweight, very overweight.  I wasn’t large growing up, in fact, I was pretty skinny.  After I gained so much weight in my pregnancy, it seemed like there was nothing I could do to lose that weight again.  So for the past 28 years I have done the “yo-yo” diet thing.  Diet for a while, maybe even lose a few pounds, then fall off the diet and gain it all back, plus some.  Does this sound like you?

Because I wasn’t overweight until I was almost 35, I have never thought of myself as fat.  Inside I’m still that tall, gangly, tom-boy, who loves sports and the outdoors.  Then I pass a mirror and glance at it – I’m still shocked to see myself.  Who is that old fat lady?  Not only is she fat, she’s old and gray-haired too. Continue reading “Weight Loss – Should you expect support from your family?”