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NPR and New York Times Magazine -- Thanks a lot (not!)

Thursday, January 05, 2012

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/
01/magazine/tara-parker-po
pe-fat-trap.html?pagewanted=all


www.npr.org/2012/01/03/1
44627629/in-the-fat-trap-o
ur-bodies-work-against-us


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....
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ROCKMAN6797 5/15/2012 6:40PM

    I read this story, too, and posted a link on my page. I found the information empowering. I will continue to eat healthy and exercise on a regular basis because that is what I need to do. I am committed to this lifestyle change for life.

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CITYZOZO 3/12/2012 6:45PM

    a hard article to read.. thinking of changing my lifestyle seems to make more sense to me, exercise everyday and being more active... rather than the pounds themselves

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XTMONT 1/5/2012 6:14PM

    Absolutely....I've heard about this study too. The Today show interviewed a woman in her 60s who had gone from 330 to 165 and even to maintain that weight she exercises an hour every day and tracks all her food. A few days "off" and she gains 3-4 pounds. I saw that and just saw myself in 20 years.

What ever it takes, right?

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