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Quitting the fight

Friday, February 15, 2013

I've had enough! I'm throwing in the towel on trying to be a certain weight, and trying to eat perfectly. It makes me obsess about food and eventually binge. So what if I weigh 120 instead of my desired 115? So what if I have a little belly that rolls over my low-rise jeans when I sit? The cost is too great! My family and I stress when we make plans to go out to eat for a birthday or other occassion worrying about where we can go so I can find something to eat. I'm healthy. I have enough energy to hike, bike, run, etc. Isn't that what it is supposed to be all about? YES!!!

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FRAN0426 2/15/2013 10:34PM

    Certainly if you are stressing over that last five pounds---120 can be acceptable. continue with the exercising and eating proper portion size. It maybe what you need and who knows could be the stradigy to evening losing those 5 lbs. Best of luck on your next steps.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/15/2013 10:25PM

    Great attitude! It sounds like a good move.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/15/2013 11:32AM

    I don't know how tall you are, but at 120 pounds you've got to be well within the recommended BMI range and also in a low percentile of the female population.

So I absolutely agree with you. There's a big difference between your "giving up the fight" and someone morbidly obese who decides it's just too hard.

Good luck to you.

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KAYOTIC 2/15/2013 10:47AM

    I agree, if you are healthy, don't sweat those 5 pounds. I get that way when I start logging my food, and I know when I start getting "crazy in the head" about it, it's time to back off and enjoy my life again! Not that I go crazy the other way and binge, but being healthy is about the whole body/mind, sounds like you are making a healthy choice to accept and embrace where you are!

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OOLALA53 2/15/2013 10:40AM

    Break free of the tyranny of thinness! I once got down to 19% bodyfat, but I feared food all the time and my knees hurt from running. It was a stressful life, not really fun at all. And I rebounded and gained 50 lbs. I've found a way to eat I can live with forever, and take the body I get (now down near high school weight, in the high end of my normal BMI), but I suffered for nearly four decades. Don't do it!

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