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9/24/07 7:36 A

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Makes sense! thanks for sharing!


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9/24/07 7:20 A

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Very Good Analogy! Thanks

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9/24/07 12:51 A

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I needed that today!! Thanks!

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9/22/07 9:55 P

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Wow. That's pretty neat!

"Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers


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9/22/07 7:46 P

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That makes sense. Thanks for the info. It put weight loss into a visual perspective that is easy to understand.

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9/22/07 1:01 P

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Thank you for this. It really makes sense!

"There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between."
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9/22/07 11:09 A

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Thanks for sharing! Another great visual for when we get discouraged.

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9/21/07 11:03 P

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Very interesting. Thank you for sharing... great analogy and great way to think about it... particularly when discouraged.

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9/21/07 10:24 P

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Thanks for sharing this. It really helps put thing in perspective.

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9/21/07 9:39 P

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thanks for that it gave me a whole new way of thinking. i realy needed the new perspective

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9/21/07 8:43 P

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That is so cool thanks

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9/21/07 6:08 P

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Wow- that is fantastic- thank you for sharing!

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9/21/07 4:53 P

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Good analogy.

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9/21/07 2:31 P

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I love the way to visualize this.
DDOORN'S makes a lot of sense to me too.

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9/21/07 2:06 P

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Good visual....I may even do Edie and Allie version for myself just to see for myself what I'm trying to accomplish. Thanks for sharing.

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9/21/07 12:23 P

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I love it. Thank you!!!

The Angie theory of life.

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9/21/07 11:58 A

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Thank you for sharing. It makes a lot of sense. When someone I think of as slender show miraculous before and after pictures where they've lost 10 or 20 pounds, I really can see a difference. But when I lose 10 pounds, I can barely tell... and this is a good way to visualize it.

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9/21/07 11:16 A

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Thank you, I saw my MD today and she said the same, in different words.
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9/21/07 10:46 A

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I needed this today -- thank you!

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9/21/07 10:25 A

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The Paper Towel Theory is fantastic! It makes so much sense!

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9/21/07 9:49 A

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Very interesting




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Very nice!

I especially like this line: "The closer you get to the lean you, the more each lost pound of fat shows, because it is spread over a smaller area."

I've known that the pounds are more stubborn as one gets closer to one's goal, however the idea that a pound represents a larger percentage of your body weight is a smart way to think of it. 1 pound is .5% of 200 pounds, but it is .33% of 300 pounds.

I've used the same thinking toward age...the reason the years fly by more quickly as we age is that each year becomes a smaller fraction of the total years we have lived. 1 year when we are 10 is 10% of our life. 1 year when we are 50 represents only 2% of our life...so it flies by more quickly! Apply that in reverse toward weight loss and you have the same principle...those last pounds as we approach our goal just seem to CRAWL by much the same way that time seemed to pass so slowly when we were younger.

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9/21/07 9:20 A

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That was an awesome analogy. I think that is something that we all need to think of while we are on this journey.

Only you can get yourself off your ass. (this is my orignal quote)

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A guy by the name of Bob White gets credit for this AWESOME theory for those of you who are worried about not seeing any changes in your body after working it for a while. This was created for Body For Life participants (a 12 week challenge created by Bill Phillips; www.bodyforlife.com) so there are some references to the Body For Life workouts and eating patterns. No matter what approach you're taking to lose the fat it can be applied to all of us and it is something all of us need to keep in mind as we go along this journey.

PAPER TOWEL THEORY (or 'Stick With It')


Let’s assume you go out and buy two rolls of paper towels, each with only 84 paper towels on it (one for each day of the challenge). You put one aside, and keep it for future reference (your “before” picture). The other one represents you (I’ll call your paper towel you “Ed”). The core represents the lean Ed. The towels represent the fat that is covering the lean Ed. For sake of argument, let’s say that Ed wants to lose 21 pounds of fat, so (84/21) each sheet represents a quarter-pound of fat lost. Let’s also assume that Ed loses his fat equally during each day of the challenge.

Each day during the first week, you tear a sheet off of Ed, representing the fat he has lost for the day. Next, you put Ed next to the full roll (“Big Al”) for comparison. No noticeable difference!!! Even at the end of the week! This can’t be working for me!

But, being a good Ed, you continue to follow Body-for-LIFE. At the end of weeks two and three, you continue to compare Ed to Big Al, and still notice very little difference. That stinkin’ Bill Phillips MUST be a liar!

But Ed is determined! He works hard! Hitting his 10’s…eating his 6 daily meals. Three more weeks go by, the sheets peeling off day after day, before Ed gets up the courage to stand next to Big Al again. Holy Myoplex! Ed is skinny! OK, not skinny, but less huge!!!

By the end of the 12-week Body-for-LIFE program, Ed is down to his lean dream, or somewhere near it. Ed is happy. We are happy. Big Al – well he’s not so happy.

The lesson to be learned is that fat, like paper towels, comes off in sheets. When you are heavy, you are big around. And when you are big around, that fat is spread over a MUCH larger area – just like that outside towel sheet. The closer you get to the lean you, the more each lost pound of fat shows, because it is spread over a smaller area.

While the outside sheet may only cover 1 layer of the roll, the inside sheet may go around 4 times. That last sheet looks like it gives you 4 times the results of the first sheet, but in reality, the results are the same – your perception is just different! And you’ll never see the inside, if you aren’t patient while the outside is coming off! - Bob White




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