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Slow Losers Are Still Losers

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Let's face it: we want to lose NOW! Yesterday would be even better if we could, but the truth is some of us are extremely slow losers. I am one of them. Am I discouraged? No sir! Because I am still losing, and in the end, that's what really counts. As I wanted this to be the very last time I would be on a diet, I decided to use a different approach: I wouldn't diet from the start, but rather do an entire overhaul of my eating habits. I see no point in dieting, losing the weight, then going back to my old eating habits (you know? The ones that got me fat in the first place!). AH! I see you are getting my point. I will do a proper diet, but only when my new eating habits will be that. Habits. Then, when I do diet, what I will return to when the weight is all gone is a sensible way to eat. That being said, the simple fact that I have changed my habits is actually making me lose weight, even if slowly (about 1/2 lb a week). Clearly, I'm doing something right. And the beauty of it is I'm never hungry (I have a big appetite and when I am hungry, I am no zen master). So I'll keep doing it as long as it works, and when the losing stops, then the real diet will kick in.
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THINAGIN2 1/20/2011 10:53AM

    Slow and steady wins the race! Learning those new habits is great!

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ANN777 1/19/2011 7:17PM

    Slow and steady wins the race. Hey, a half a pound a week for a year is 25 lbs off. Better than staying the same and definitely better than gaining! Good luck!

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MINIMOE1 1/19/2011 5:57PM

    Very wise. Learning good eating habits, especially portion control, is the way to go, and the way to keep on going. emoticon

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SAC200 1/19/2011 5:43PM

    Agreed. Half a pound a week is a good goal. I count calories and eat whatever I want within the calorie range. It works!
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KHELMAN 1/19/2011 5:39PM

    1or 2 pounds a week is the recommended amount to lose a week. i have just modified my eating to the recommended 1200 to 1550 cals a day and that has helped me lose the 20 pounds i have lost so far. Very little exercise which by the way isn't good either but i'm having trouble making myself exercise. I have a walking track inside our local library and a few of my sparkfriends and i go there to walk but we just started that last week and i have only gone once but have plans on going a few times a week even if i have to go by myself. good luck
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