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Slow Losers Are Still Losers

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Let's face it: we want to lose NOW! Yesterday would be even better if we could, but the truth is some of us are extremely slow losers. I am one of them. Am I discouraged? No sir! Because I am still losing, and in the end, that's what really counts. As I wanted this to be the very last time I would be on a diet, I decided to use a different approach: I wouldn't diet from the start, but rather do an entire overhaul of my eating habits. I see no point in dieting, losing the weight, then going back to my old eating habits (you know? The ones that got me fat in the first place!). AH! I see you are getting my point. I will do a proper diet, but only when my new eating habits will be that. Habits. Then, when I do diet, what I will return to when the weight is all gone is a sensible way to eat. That being said, the simple fact that I have changed my habits is actually making me lose weight, even if slowly (about 1/2 lb a week). Clearly, I'm doing something right. And the beauty of it is I'm never hungry (I have a big appetite and when I am hungry, I am no zen master). So I'll keep doing it as long as it works, and when the losing stops, then the real diet will kick in.
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    Slow and steady wins the race! Learning those new habits is great!
    2705 days ago
  • ANN777
    Slow and steady wins the race. Hey, a half a pound a week for a year is 25 lbs off. Better than staying the same and definitely better than gaining! Good luck!
    2706 days ago
    Very wise. Learning good eating habits, especially portion control, is the way to go, and the way to keep on going. emoticon
    2706 days ago
  • SAC200
    Agreed. Half a pound a week is a good goal. I count calories and eat whatever I want within the calorie range. It works!
    2706 days ago
    1or 2 pounds a week is the recommended amount to lose a week. i have just modified my eating to the recommended 1200 to 1550 cals a day and that has helped me lose the 20 pounds i have lost so far. Very little exercise which by the way isn't good either but i'm having trouble making myself exercise. I have a walking track inside our local library and a few of my sparkfriends and i go there to walk but we just started that last week and i have only gone once but have plans on going a few times a week even if i have to go by myself. good luck
    2706 days ago
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