When considering most changes in life, for most people, it is not without some trepidation. Especially in the case of weight loss, most would agree that it is not looked upon favorably. In fact most people view it as painful, restrictive, and full of deprivation. With this kind of sentiment in mind, it is no wonder that the success rate for people losing weight in this country is what it is. However, it is not only this viewpoint that confounds the problem. When we look at change in general, of any kind, there are several factors that must be considered. While the person must have awareness of a problem in order to change it, she must also have the sense of control and competency required to make the change, but she must also have an audience to support the change.