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The middle of the road is a lonely place and dangerous too

Friday, November 09, 2012

This is absolutely not political, but with a hard fought election just 3 days behind us, Iím struck by the similarities between our weight loss journey and our political landscape.

I donít have to describe the political situation. Weíve just endured enough of that to understand what I mean.

As for a parallel in weight loss:
Take this pill, no that other one and all will be fine
Buy this gadget and youíll look great
Sprinkle this on your food. No other effort needed at all
You need lots of cardio. No, you need lots of strength training
Go low fat!
Go low carb!
Weigh yourself often. No, thatís bad!
Eat high carb and lose weight (Dr Oz, just a few days ago)
Promises, promises, promises!

Here I am in the middle of the road trying to walk that line painted down the center. Calories in/calories out - moderation in all things, balancing my nutrients and a reasonable amount/variety of exercise. Occasionally I wonder about those on either side going in opposite directions. I hope they successfully get to their destination too. It may depend on their vehicle (body) type.

Now why is it dangerous to be in the middle of the road?
Sometimes you get run over by both sides.
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TINAJANE76 11/10/2012 8:28PM

    Once again, I agree with you 100%! I don't think there's any magic bullet in this process--it's really a combination of being moderate in all things, like you said, and finding the little things that help you stay focused and motivated along the way.

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WILLOWBROOK5 11/10/2012 10:27AM

    We all need to figure out what works for our own situation and be confident in that, regardless of what works for others. It is ok that what works for one, doesn't work for another. It even makes life kinda interesting. :-)

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KANOE10 11/10/2012 8:58AM

    I am with you on that road of maintenance. We have to find our own way to maintain..as we are flooded with information on either side.

Great blog.

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WATERMELLEN 11/9/2012 7:55PM

    Moderation in all things (even, occasionally, moderation!!)

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SHAYLAGETFIT 11/9/2012 4:44PM

  Great post! I am just glad that I found SP and have some guidance as to what we should be doing!

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ROOSTER72 11/9/2012 3:16PM

    If we stand side by side in the middle of the road, they will have to go around us!

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SOUTH_FORK 11/9/2012 2:15PM

    Wishing you the very best in navigating the road.. That painted line seems mighty thin sometimes, especially when there are so many of us trying to walk it!

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WILSONWR 11/9/2012 10:48AM

    Great blog!

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CATMAGNET 11/9/2012 10:10AM

    The diet industry is definitely a minefield, which is why I thank my lucky stars every day that I found Sparkpeople.

As always, an awesome post! :)

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MJZHERE 11/9/2012 9:54AM

  Lol! I keep thinking of the turtles that use to get run over on the street where I grew up in the country. I know that doesn't fit but it is just how my mind works sometime. Have you thought about a column for the newspaper - you could bring in extra money on the side.

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COCK-ROBIN 11/9/2012 9:18AM

    You're doing great!

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SUZYMOBILE 11/9/2012 9:04AM

    Pay no attention to those on the sides of the road! emoticon

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62NVON 11/9/2012 8:40AM

    Awesome blog, as usual. =)

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JACKIE542 11/9/2012 8:36AM

    Love your blog, thank you. emoticon emoticon

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DAISYBELL6 11/9/2012 8:21AM

    Great Blog! So true!

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BOILHAM 11/9/2012 8:19AM

    Excellent analogy. You have a wonderful mind.

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