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Hard to understand

Friday, April 18, 2014

I have met many people at the gym over my past 7 years as a member. It's nice to have a chat with other women and discuss what works, or doesn't work for us. I had a very disturbing conversation with a woman who spends hours in the gym everyday, working hard from cardio to weights, and she's in pretty good shape, possibly 5-10 pounds over what a chart would say her ideal weight was, but most women would love to be her size and shape. During our conversation she dropped this tidbit on me: I'm going to a diet doctor to lose weight"....honestly? Why are we so obsessed with the number on the scale that we would go to the extreme of "diet dr.s" who of course give out "diet pills", etc. This has been swirling around in my head all day, since she told me. The sad reality is that if we aren't dropping pounds, it's most likely our diet that needs tweaking. Either cleaning it up, or being more conscious of serving sizes, and the number of calories we are eating. For someone that works out as hard as this woman, if she's restricting her calorie intake too severely, she's probably slowed her metabolism....it makes me realize how little we, as a society understand our nutritional needs....so happy I found SP 7 years ago....
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DOLLIE6 8/7/2014 9:40PM

    your page is so inspiring to me. I believe also that I can reach my goal. I know you will reach yours.

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WAY2GOCAT 4/19/2014 5:40PM

    I didn't want to reach my ideal weight as maintaintaining 125 would have necessitated extremes and that I was unwilling to do the rest of my life. Count the cost! Blessings and emoticon

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