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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!)
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    Hmmm... wow, I'm not so keen on that new book's advice...I'd definately do some more research before putting those practices into play. Personally, I find having a really big and healthy breakfast helps me avoid mindless snacking all morning and keeps my energy up through the day. Healthy snacks keep me going in the afternoon so that I don't binge eat the moment I walk in the door after work. And, strong coffee sitting in an empty stomach can be tough on your stomach too.

    Weight loss is really just a good balance of healthy choices in your food, portion control and getting your body moving with some exercise during the week. It is a slow & steady and that's frustrating to many people (including me!) but in the long run, it's easier to maintain and so much healthier for your body.
    Hang in there! We're all going through it with you!
    2033 days ago
    Good for you for coming back to Spark! There is no quick fix to our weight problems--slow and steady is key. Hang in there. You can do this!
    2039 days ago
    wow - i'm, always open to new ideas on this journey. just definitely do your research - a lot of books say that skipping breakfast actually slows down your metabolism and makes you ravenous so that you overeat at lunch time. i think education is key!
    2040 days ago
    I know what you mean about obsession. I'm aiming for balance. The Weight of the Nation sound like it has good info. I'm a newbie here; I just joined a couple of days ago. Thanks for the blog.
    2040 days ago
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