When you decide to go on a diet, here are two questions to ask:
"Who will be with me on this?" "Who will not be with me on this?"
It's important to know who you can turn to when you need weight loss help and dieting support. And you will need these things. It's inevitable. Having a helping relationship or two is usually key to dieting success.
It's also important to know who might be less than helpful to you during your weight loss effort. It would be good to put some distance between you and anyone who may work against you, even if unintentionally. You don't need to do this forever, just for the period when you are working hard to stay on your diet plan.
People around us affect us, and that's something important to remember. People can work for you, but they can also work against you. Considering this before you even start a diet could actually mean the difference between success and failure.