So here we are today, heading into the 21st century. Hope is gone and anger toward life, fellow man (especially nauseatingly skinny people) and even God has set in. If this describes where you are with your professional dieting career, then believe it or not, you are not alone. Instead of feeling defeated and hopeless, you can have great hope. These years of dieting have not gone to waste. Rather, they have deeply ingrained in your heart that diets do not work permanently. Everything that has happened to you has been used to plow up the soil and bring you to the planting and harvesting stage in your life.