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Depressing, or a relief?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

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A friend of mine forwarded a link to an article about how difficult it is to lose weight and keep it off.

I've had mixed feelings about it. Part of me feels that all is lost, there is no hope. Another part of me is relieved to have some explanation of why I've been doing so poorly, even when I know I'm not really eating THAT much. Yet another part of me thinks the article is total baloney.

So now I can chose to give up, or to step up my game. And since I'm not a quitter, I won't be giving up. But I may be changing my tactics a bit.

I'll include the link to the article, but read it at your own risk!
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/
01/01/magazine/tara-parker
-pope-fat-trap.html

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/
01/magazine/tara-parker-po
pe-fat-trap.html


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  • MANIERICHARDS
    I have been eating smaller meals and it works, provided I stay off of the stuff that makes me gain. I do 40 min exercise on bike and some 3 lb. weights as spurs in my shoulders prevents me from lifting over my head. When I do gain it is only points but if I do not watch up points can add up if I keep adding them and not watching.

    You would think 5 saltines would not do much damage but it does. What is a small cookie going to do? Nothing you say but it add to your calories. Everything you put in your mouth has calories, even veggies. Maybe if you write down everything you put in your mouth and go to the computer to check the calories, you might find you are adding calories for every little thing you have, thinking they are not much, but at the same time having them add more weight to your body.

    Yes, losing is a struggle. The only way you are going to lose is to stick to a lifestyle and never eat those foods that add lots of calories, even though you eat a small dish.
    Eat plenty of fish, somehow when on diet workshop, when younger they mentioned to eat fish 5 days a week to loose. Now, we know we are not going to do that because we would get sick of fish.

    On our board, Cyndie, Elf, myself, marian, and sly, the new guy are loosing. So we are all trying. Looking forward to seeing you posting again on the board. We miss seeing you.
    1023 days ago
  • DSJB9999
    emoticon for sharing, there are no easy a answers are there emoticon
    1024 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    I guess the trick is to not diet but eat healthy enough to lose weight and not gain it back
    1024 days ago
  • 56ROSE
    Information can be good if it helps you take a different approach or just see things in a different way. I'm also glad you're hanging in there! I've decided that not gaining weight (especially at my age) is a really good goal. emoticon emoticon
    1024 days ago
  • BURNINGTHYME101
    It didn't work for me but we're having bad weather. Was it sent to help or hinder you? I'm REALLY glad that YOU'RE NOT GIVING UP!
    1024 days ago
  • BABY_GIRL69
    I think you made a wonderful summation so I'm gonna take you at word....

    God bless,

    Dee
    1024 days ago
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