While watching all of the shows on weight loss (DieTribe, Biggest Loser, Thintervention, etc) I have noticed that most of the contestants have stories about why they are overweight. I am a mom, and didn't focus on myself. I was abused as a child, so I used food to cope with it as an adult. My _________ (fill in member of family) died suddenly, and I only felt better when I ate pizza. My dad left when I was young, and we ate cheeseburgers when we got together - so I feel close to him when I eat cheeseburgers. As sad as all of these stories are (I do genuinely feel for the majority of these people), and as much as I'm sure it is challenging to deal with these situations, they aren't the only reason that these people are overweight.
For the few that do take responsibility for their weight issues, their audition tapes tend to show them hoovering cheeseburgers while still in the drive-thru, or eating entire pizzas on their own. I always find myself fast-forwarding through these portions of the show - I am now realizing it is because they hit entirely too close to home. That was me not that long ago (Hell! That is me some days now!!). Every day through the drive-thru, and typically more than once. Pizza was an extremely consistent staple in my diet, and it was not rare for me to polish off an entire one all on my own.
On that note - I am going to haul my butt to the gym, and then eat a buffalo chicken sandwich - grilled, of course! I am going to have a much better week, and get back on the wagon (aka: the elliptical machine). Hope you have a great week, too!!