It's far too easy to blame other people for your weight problem. Maybe your spouse is critical of your appearance or weight, and it drives you to eat. Perhaps obesity runs in your genes. We can all come up with a million reasons why we're overweight. However, playing the blame game won't accomplish anything. Be accountable for your situation and take responsibility. Nobody is force-feeding you that second slice of pizza. Start taking the measures that are going to ensure that you lose weight and stop pointing fingers. The only person who can determine the fate of your weight-loss efforts is you. But in order to be successful, it helps to have the support of your loved ones and friends. Try seeing it from their side - will your new, healthy lifestyle alienate them?