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Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Bet That Got Your Attention….Nothing Like A Little Motivation.

Okay….I Have A Few More Questions. {I Heard That….Stop Groaning}

Question…About These Stomach Surgeries People Are Having Done….
Let’s Assume That Obese People Don’t Control Their Cravings And Their Appetites Well....And Let’s Assume Most Overindulge In Carbs And Sugars To Gain The Weight In The First Place....And Eating Lots Of Carbs And Sugars Increases The Insulin Which Increases The Appetite And The Cravings.
So They Opt For Getting A Stomach Surgery Done So They Don’t Eat As Much
And They Initially Eat Less And Lose Weight ….

But Stomach Surgery Doesn’t Prohibit Choosing Carbs And Sugars,
(The Patient Can Still Continue That Behavior)
And The Appetite And Cravings Can Continue Until The Stomach Stretches To Accommodate More Food.
So Other Than Temporary Weight Loss (And Pain And Discomfort) What Exactly Did They Gain By Doing That In The First Place?
And Are The Insurance Companies Paying For These Surgeries ?

Next Question:
Let’s Assume 3500 Calories = 1 Pound. Most People Criticize My Calorie Intake (Usually Around 1400…I’m 5’11”)…So Over The Last Few Days I Increased My Calories Up 400 Each Day With No Additional Salt.
(Total 1200 Calories...not 7000 ....just 1200)
I Get On The Scale And I Gained 2 Pounds....EXPLAIN THIS TO ME!!!
And Trust Me I Did NOT Do Enough Exercise To Build 2 Pounds Of Muscle.

Next Question:
Did You Know (As Per Webmd.Com…Quiz On Fat In Nutrition)
The More Weight You Carry, The Faster Your Metabolism Is Likely Running. "The Simple Fact Is That The Extra Weight Causes Your Body To Work Harder Just To Sustain Itself At Rest, So In Most Instances, The Metabolism Is Always Running A Bit Faster," Says Molly Kimball, RD, Sports And Lifestyle Nutritionist At The Oscher's Clinic's Elmwood Fitness Center. That's One Reason It's Almost Always Easier To Lose Weight At The Start Of A Diet And Harder Later On. Kimball Says: "When You Are Very Overweight, Your Metabolism Is Already Running So High That Any Small Cut In Calories Will Result In An Immediate Loss."

Okay...I'm ready to do my Zumba/Strength Training
I'm coming Joe.

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  • REJ7777
    I find it hard to believe that you could have gained 2 lbs. of FAT with your routine. There's a lot going on with our bodies, hormones, water retention, fat, muscle, etc. It's hard to know why our body puts on a couple pounds even when we're doing everything right. I don't think it's anything to worry about. Just keep doing everything right!
    2049 days ago
    My Dearest Sheryl........

    YOU really need to place JOE'S picture at the END of your blog. That way, we can better concentrate (I honestly just mis-typed concentreat!!!!! I am NOT lying) on the content of your blog. PLEASE........ emoticon
    2050 days ago
  • TERRI289
    Ok, my head is spining.....good night!!! emoticon
    2050 days ago
    I am definitely in the hide the scale mode. I am still walking a lot. 6miles toady and loved it. Then yard work, I should lose another couple of ounces if I am lucky. HUGS, Love those abs, \Pat inMaine. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2050 days ago
    As a nurse I've seen a lot of people who had weight loss surgery lose a lot of weight and regain it. It is just a tool in weight loss. Unless a person changes his behavior and develops a healthy relationship with food it's easy to overeat the surgery and gain weight back.

    I'm 5'4" and exercise a lot and have to eat around 1200 calories to lose weight. I'm not a fan of all the weigh loss and gain equations and ratios. I've seen them fail too many times.
    2050 days ago
    I, too, am clueless.
    2050 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/11/2012 4:23:14 PM
    seems like a body just can't win, like the rules to a game keep changing
    2050 days ago
    Let’s Assume That Obese People Don’t Control Their Cravings And Their Appetites Well....And Let’s Assume Most Overindulge In Carbs And Sugars To Gain The Weight In The First Place....And Eating Lots Of Carbs And Sugars Increases The Insulin Which Increases The Appetite And The Cravings.

    But if you believe the studies in Gary Taube's book, you can't assume that. It doesn't require overindulgence for people genetically predisposed to being fat to overproduce insulin. But I think what you're trying to conclude about the viability of the surgery is correct. All they're doing is postponing the inevitable unless they do what's necessary to stop the overproduction of insulin--eat very low carb with high fats and moderate protein. And YES we are all paying for that one way or another! Taxes in Canada, the UK and France, skyrocketing insurance and medical rates in the US.

    You lost me with your calorie experiment. You normally eat 1400 and added 400? How does that make 1200? Did you mean 1800? Calories don't mean jack (oh my, the SP censor won't let me way sh*t) if you're getting them from too many carbs your insulin is going to be busy, busy, busy storing them away in your fat tissue.

    Now, that is one beautiful man. He needs someone to pester him about his posture, though...stand up straight, Joe.
    2050 days ago
    Sheryl, I love your blog posts. They always get me laughing in the mornings. XD

    And that certainly is good motivation. emoticon
    2050 days ago
  • STRINGI719
    I second the recommendation to step AWAY from the scale. I only weigh in one time per week, and I know that is still too much for some people. I don't worry too terrible much about what the scale says if I know I've been making good choices - it fluctuates sometime for NO apparent reason. If I've been cheating, then I'll pay more attention to what the scale tells me. But still, I think that how I feel, how I look in my clothes, how they fit, and measurements are all MUCH better indicators of results than just the scale.
    2050 days ago
    No explanation for you...Just advice:

    The demon scale is going to jump around.
    Set your caloric intake on what is recommended and stick with it.

    Do your daily exercise and see the HOW's after 1 week, 2 weeks...

    How.... you feel? your clothes fit?
    ...have you been successful?

    You get the idea?
    Obsessing over the scale is only going to cause stress. Stress LOVES to hold onto extra baggage. Extra baggage LOVES itself some stress.
    Stop the love/hate relationship with the scale.
    Break up with it!
    And start concentrating on the journey to a healthier you!!!

    2050 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/11/2012 11:03:55 AM
    I'm ready to Zumba! Only got 45 minutes of it this morning...I want MORE ZUMBA!!!
    2050 days ago
    Yeah, there is a time when the smallest bit of extra food and less moving means huge weight gain. Its frustrating.
    2050 days ago
    Yoo Hoo . . . JOE . . . over here! emoticon When you're done @ Sheryl's, come on over!!

    2050 days ago
    My forever plateau has been going on, well, forever. I'm totally perturbed today, as I blogged about. So, I understand what you are saying here.
    2050 days ago
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