Once again today I saw someone write that they “struggle with their weight”: first losing weight, then regaining, then losing again, then regaining again. To cope with this the writer has a larger-than-she-deems-necessary wardrobe in a variety of sizes.
Is that struggling with weight? Or struggling with the temporary nature of dieting?
Do we use the word “struggle” because of the time and effort involved? Or because we want to have something to battle, something to fight, something we feel is meaningful?