Thanks Russ, Anything that keeps me on the straight and narrow is a bonus. It's winter here and I must admit my Scottish background comes out as I love warming winter soups and foods. Salads don't quite pack the punch when it is icy outside, so it vegetable medleys for the time being.
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew." Saint Francis de Sales
I'm working on some different stories that involve these guys in different ways, but if you've been maintaining for a year, it's worth a little time to sign up for the National Weight Loss Control Registry.
It's a voluntary program for post-weight folks who've done what most everyone else can't figure out how to pull off.
It pretty much involves filling out a questionnaire and sending in before/after pictures. Beyond that, you'll get questionnaires from time to time for different medical studies. Most of which, I've found, aren't a big deal.
The more people sign up to participate, the better the scientific folks can understand post-weight loss better. And honestly -- if science or the public can't wrap their head around life post fat-pants, how on earth can they really help people trying to lose weight? We can help give them a whole picture of weight loss.
Is anyone else already a part of this? I'd love to hear!
Best, Russ Lane
-- Lost 200 pounds while food writing, and maintained it 10 years -- Went from pizza-guzzling wallflower in rock clubs to (very) aspiring boxer and artist in his spare time -- Hit goal and felt a little thrown to the wolves. Dedicated his life to increasing support for those at or nearing goal and eeking every possible amazing thing out of it.
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