I find myself alternating between irritation with Kirstie Alley and a lot of sympathy. Sympathy in that not only does she struggle with her weight, but she is doing so publicly. And blatantly publicly by doing commercials for it.
I feel irritation because she still doesn’t get it. She keeps talking about going on and off diets, and instead of realizing that is the problem, she says she is going on another one. She has set a time line for herself to be ‘ripped’ in 6 months. That is a lot of weight to lose and a lot of fitness to gain in 6 months. I really wish her the best of luck, I truly do, but it doesn’t quite sound like she is going to do anything different.
It’s really hard enough to lose weight, but being so publicly accountable for your success and failure puts so much pressure on a person.
Her statements about feeling like she had lost the weight for the last time, and then gaining it all back really strike fear into my heart. I mean – no matter who you are, and how in control you feel, there is always the chance that you can end up in the same place. I am not one of those that is convinced that weight loss is permanent. I hope it to be, but my fear is that if I think that, then I will start cutting myself some slack, or bringing back old foods. I have to be diligent, and will likely always have to be. But, that is an okay price to pay by me to keep the weight off. I’m not dieting, I’m living – and weight loss and maintenance will hopefully be the result of that.