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Those same five pounds

Monday, August 26, 2013

I lost about ten pounds really rapidly (like within a week) after my surgery. Since then, not much. I'm finding that I'm losing & gaining the same five pounds over and over.

I'm not upset about that, though. I'm still happy that I'm under 190 and staying there. I'm wondering if 183 is a new "set point" for my body. If so, it will just take time to break through that plateau.

It's also possible that every time the scale hits 187 or 188, I panic about putting those easily-lost ten pounds right back on. And so I start paying more attention to my diet, or pushing myself a little harder in a workout.

Either way, this is good news in my mind. I control what goes into my body. I talk about having very little self control, but in reality, I have more control than I like to admit. It's just that the benefit of eating something I know I shouldn't is immediate, while the pain of doing so is delayed. If I knew someone would throw a rock at me anytime I ate one more cookie than I should, I probably wouldn't eat that cookie. So, clearly, I have self-control, I just lack the motivation to exercise it. (Much like I lack motivation to do an ab work out.)

So, anyone wanna sign up to follow me around with a pocketful of rocks?
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