Yes, it is the same old, same old, although like SPAZTICREXE said, there are always newbies who haven't heard it.
That said, a big problem I've started having since joining SparkPeople last summer is that I'm just getting so fed up with being nagged about it all. It IS always the same advice over and over and over.
The Diabetic Diet! = eat fruits and veggies and whole grains
The Depression Diet! = eat fruits and veggies and whole grains
The ________ Diet! = eat . . . what do you think?
So yeah, we're all supposed to be nearly vegetarian and, of course exercise. 30, no now they're saying 45, oops, no now it's 60 minutes a day. (yes, I've read all three) And you always have to keep adding minutes as you get used to it, and more weight as you get used to it or it doesn't do any good any more (yes, I've read what amounts to saying that). So, when does it stop? I guess we all end up doing nothing but exercising all day and lifting weight like those super heavy-weight lifters.
I know it's all supposed to be good for us, but I just have gotten to the point where I get snide about it and don't want to do any of it because I'm so sick of hearing it over and over and over.
Especially when my mother in law who grew up eating poorly, wasn't careful about what she ate as an adult, has been what would be considered fat most of her adult life, and never did exercising other than housework and just being one of those people who can't sit still is turning 90 this year and still doing very well. Her older sister does have a pacemaker and is diabetic, but she still gets around on her own power and will be 93 this year.
My Mom who smoked, was always slender, ended up weighing 80 pounds and dying from Alzheimer's at 82.
I don't know. I just am tired of having to have something that used to be a fun, enjoyable part of life turn into just another worry. Another of life's stressors.
Oh, and then stress makes you gain weight too . . .
I just wish I could feel as happy, cheery, excited and positive about healthy eating and exercising as so many people here at SparkPeople have somehow managed to be.
- 2/2/2012 5:52:51 PM