And I'll say as a mother of a 26 year old, they still don't realize all the options they have.
Very few do/did at that age.....
Taking this post beyond being overweight-
Counter point: They [us] "knew" about a lot of the life options available. Did not act?
Limited will power. The want was overshadowed by the challenge.
Limited support from others.
Limited strength....fear or doubt took over.
Limited resolve.....laziness or passiveness won the day.
Limited time......too damn busy surviving.
Limited "selfishness"......taking care of others needs before taking care of our own needs.
Limited focus....Too many irons in the fire [me].
Limited luck or opportunities.
Limited health...physical or mental