Listen, losing weight is hard enough. We go on the scale. We weigh ourselves every day. We try to stick to that diet. It does not matter what it is. Weather it is Atkins, south beach, I even hear of a cookie diet. That is correct, you eat like six cookies then a healthy meal and off you go. I am not saying any of these can not work. Of course they can. What I am saying is that if you try to go it alone your chances are less. I see at my own job people started a bet. Sounds fair, but I tell you of the six people my money is on the married lady with a child. I am sure once her husband finds out about this he will keep saying how great she is looking and how those pounds are coming right off. The youngest of them goes out each weekend to the local club and bar. While at a bar the standard drink for those really trying to lose the weight is not lite beer. Forget the commercials of bud and miller, it may taste greater or be less filling but a vodka soda is what I would go with.
Now that I have gone on a nice tangent, my point of this was simple. That person when the appetizers and club drinks are flowing is going to have a hard time saying no. The person at home with someone else telling them to keep going will go a lot longer. I was once in a bet with some neighbors and one of them had at the time a twelve year old son. He must have taken some motivational classes because at every weight in he would go like this "You go Dad, you got this" after the weigh in when predictably he was leading the high fives would flow. I can not really dispute that. It is an excellent point. It really does not only apply to weight loss it applies to anything you are trying to accomplish.
To me amongst family and friends you have three categories of people. You have the supporter, the neutral one, and finally the hope you fall on your face. Again take a step back and think about this. I am telling you that it applies to everything. Take your job now take a random friend and you can place them into one of those categories. For most of us it is really a matter of hoping we have enough key people in the first category, the majority of the rest in the second and well as little as possible in the third. So if you are in the middle of a weight loss process or thinking about it, I would say take a step back and line up those who you are going to interact with. It will make your life a lot easier. I wish you the best of luck.
Source by Charles Rappaport