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Classic Fat

Thursday, January 24, 2013

All I've ever heard about the fat on our bodies is that the last fat to go on is the first fat to come off. I guess the 40 pounds I lost from July -Dec. 16 was baby fat. Because I know that 35 pounds went on between 2007-2012 after I stopped following Medifast through cancer treatments and surgeries.

So what do I call the last 9 pounds I've lost since December 16? Retro fat? Classic fat? Cambridge fat? Cigarette fat? Because the weight gain that I'm working to melt now went on between 1980-2006 after major weight loss with Cambridge, and then quitting smoking with the help of Nicorette gum. So I have a bunch of classic old fat hanging around. So far, the Classic Fat has been easier to melt away than the baby fat. Maybe its resistance is lower because it never thought I'd be strong enough to battle my bad habits.

I'm hoping it doesn't figure it out before I finish the next six pounds because THEN I have to battle the antique fat. The fat that went on after I threw the doctor's diet pills and his 600 calorie a day diet in the trash in 1968. The more I think about it, the more I realize that's when my relationship with crazy, very low calorie diets began, and I had the endorsement from my doctor for the prescription for diet pills that made my skin feel like spiders were crawling on my back. That low calorie diet (eggs, tomatoes, zwieback crackers, tea for 3 meals a day) instilled that thought that low calorie diets were safe. My body told me the pills weren't. But I never connected the subsequent weight gain to be because of the low calorie diet. I just thought it was something wrong with my will power, or my metabolism.

I have no imagination for what it will be like to get back to college weight or beyond. I'm looking forward to enjoying maintenance, whenever that happens.

I wish the knowledge, wisdom, and support at Spark People had been available in the sixties!
Of course we didn't even have computers then.

How DID we ever survive?

Edit: My last name is Atkins, and I'm not a relative of the Dr. responsible for the diet; and yes, I tried that one, too, with the same result. At least it wasn't low calorie or based on drugs. ; )
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    hehee, mine is sit on my fat butt fat. :-) I'd guess, that there is first child baby weight where I put on 3 pounds a week for the last few months. When I saw my regular doc towards delivery date he almost fainted. When he told me it wouldn't come off with the baby, I almost fainted. I was also so stupid back then.

    Then came Atkins for a short time, then came baby number 2 when I lost the 30 I gained with the baby being born. But still 100 over.

    Then came a divorce and quite a few years of ugly where I lost about 50 pounds.

    Then came RA and prednisone. Added another 50 pounds.

    Then I got a CPAP for sleep apnea and instead of losing weight like most everyone does, I gained 40 pounds from finally sleeping all night and not gasping for air.

    So, I've lost the CPAP weight. Working on the pred weight now. I'm looking for 180.
    1850 days ago
  • ANGEL1066
    I started dieting under a "fat doctor" with a huge stack of multicolored pills while in Jr. High. I was with him a whole school year, sick constantly, lost 1 pound and, when my mom finally took me to my old pediatrition to see why I was always sick, he said I was close to dying, chucked the pills and took the next year to get me back to health. LaTER, IN MY THIRTIES, I DROPPED 150 POUNDS on the Atkins diet. There are many loony diets out there, some even work, for a while, but the fat comes baxk with friends as soon as the diet ends. Spark works because it retrains for life.
    1852 days ago
    Lindsey, you mean you ate them all at different times together? I would eat them all at the same time. Except you left out donuts, and homemade bread and cake and pie!!
    1852 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/24/2013 4:23:27 PM
    I think I'd go by decade...Beatles Fat, Hippie Fat, Punk Rock Fat, HammerTime Fat...

    Personally, I call mine by the food I was binge-ing on at the time...brownie fat, pasta fat, mocha fat, M&M and nuts fat...
    1852 days ago
  • HHLTD1
    Oh it is all way to confusing for me. I am just happy to lose any fat no matter when I put it on.
    1852 days ago
    Well, we didn't! LOL

    (Mind you I was BORN in the sixties!) emoticon
    1852 days ago
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