Monday, August 20, 2012
I firmly believe a big component of my being successful in weightloss is obsession--I gotta be obsessed to stay with it. I saw a book with some different ideas about weightloss that I hadn't read before so I'm thinking about try them. The book is called Six Weeks to OMG. It talks about taking cold baths, drinking black coffee but skipping breakfast, and NOT snacking plus other stuff I can't remember. My current plan is pretty slow-going so I may try some of these ideas.
I watched the 2nd installation of The Weight of the Nation tonight too. Viewing the 1st epistode kick-started me into returning to Spark and starting a program to shed pounds. This episode wasn't as disturbing as the 1st episode and covered a lot about losing weight, why it's hard, why we regain what we lose and other related subjects. One thing I found comforting was that while exercising is important to all-around health, it plays a less-critical role than limiting what you put in your mouth. You can lose by diet alone, but it's pretty hard to do with exercise alone and workouts don't burn as many calories as people think. Exercise won't allow a weight loser to continue to eat endless oreos and still lose. I do want to be a more active person, but at this point, I'm just trying to establish myself as a healthy eater: someone who eats more vegetables and everything else in small portions (no more all-you-can-eat!)