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Refuse to Regain I

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The At Goal and Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team had an email today pointing out some of the team reasources, which included a book list. I decided to check out Refuse to Regain, by Barbara Berkley, and so far I've read the material that's free to preview on

She makes a fair comparison between the likelihood of completing a climb of Mount Everest and maintaining a substantial weight loss. By the numbers, maintaining is actually less likely but as she points out, that's because people have much better laid plans for an Everest expedition than they do for weight maintenance.

The book looks like it lays out the NWCR findings in detail, so a lot of it will be information I'm familiar with, but I'm interested to get her take on it as someone who has worked with people in the field as a doctor specializing in weight issues.
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    Sounds interesting.
    1183 days ago
    Interesting book. As someone who has "been there" three times, I know that it is very difficult to maintain a weight loss for a host of very complex reasons. I'm going to look for the book on Kindle. Thanks for sharing!!
    1185 days ago
  • KANOE10
    Thanks for sharing.. I am going to check out that book. It is like preparing for MT need intensive planning and work to get there!

    1185 days ago
    This sounds like a great resource: I too love the AGAM:TM "links" and was just browsing the loose skin info.

    And: borrowed your Yann Martel quote for a brief blog today: it certainly encapsulates maintenance!

    All best to your husband with his bar exams: been there, done that and as difficult as they can be . . . practising law can be even tougher. (But you don't need to mention that just now . . . . )
    1185 days ago
    I've managed to maintain for 40+ years, but I want it badly enough to not eat the things that I want sometimes.
    1185 days ago
    1185 days ago
    Sounds intriguing, let us know how it is if you end up getting it and reading it :) Good luck!
    1185 days ago
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