"A healthy dose of motivation with a twist"
Have you ever known a person that was in complete denial? Denial is a funny thing because it's hard to see unless it's someone else's life. You almost have to step outside of yourself to get a clear picture of how you really live from day to day. Denial can serve a useful purpose in some cases, it can be a coping mechanism for a person until they are ready to deal with a hard issue. But, when you live in a constant state of denial, you are in affect living a false life, a life that is made up and not real. When it's your weight you are in denial about, it can lead to more and more weight gain because you deny the fact that there is a problem. Denial can cause us to deny a problem until it is too late to fix it.
Don't let denial prevent you from seeing a weight problem. If you avoid the scale like the plague so you won't know how much weight you have gained, that is a form of denial. Denial allows us to continue to gain weight with no plans to change it. Stepping on that scale is a wake-up call because there is no denying the numbers. The next step is change, and there is no denying that change is good!
"Denial is like being blind with your eyes wide open."