Thursday, January 05, 2012
I heard a snippet of this story on NPR a few days ago and went searching for it this morning to hear it in its entirety. It's basically telling me what I instinctively know: keeping weight off will be a struggle because bodies fight to stay fat.
In the course of the thirty minute NPR segment, my emotions went from "what the heck?!" to "okay, not all hope is lost....this will give me more realistic expectations" to "seriously?! why me?!"
I'm not going to let it stop me from eating healthier and exercising more and better, but....it sure did give me pause. And honestly, I'm not disheartened, just...annoyed. We all know that losing weight is a difficult prospect that requires strength of body and mind. But, I sometimes forget that keeping weight off is the even more difficult battle to fight for the rest of time.
One day at a time, I suppose....