The Path to Thinness and Health

- POSTED ON: Jul 05, 2012

                              
Online Diet Websites tend to come across as experts shining a beacon of light upon The Path to an Eternally Thin and Healthy life. However, I see myself as blindly groping about looking for a path… any path… that will lead me away from the magnetic circle that is my natural tendency to overeat into obesity.

My only expertise is my own experience, and the many hundreds of books on various food plans, diets, and exercise that I've read over my lifetime. I don't know the answer for anyone else, and there are days that I feel I'm not even close to an answer for myself.

I believe that a big part of the answer is consistent hard work, endurance, and patience. This is because this is what has brought me success in every successful area of my life, and weight-loss and maintenance of that weight-loss has not been an exception to that rule.

Diet and weight-loss and maintenance of weight-loss is ongoing hard work. I suspect that one of the reasons for the 95% overall failure rate is because people simply do not comprehend the extent of that fact. All of these marketing interests lie to us, telling us that they have the ANSWER, and if we just give them a little money, and a bit of effort for a short time, we will be cured of our overeating tendencies and become naturally thin. We are gullible because we are desperate to believe their claims.

What I have discovered is:

Being fat is hard,
Losing weight is hard,
Maintaining weight loss is hard.
Choose your hard. 


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On Jul 07, 2012 TheTrout wrote:
I can't believe I've been in a weight loss effort for over 2 months. My old self would have quit after I didn't lose 10 pounds in the first month. But I'm choosing hard work and endurance instead of wimping out. Thanks for the encouragement today.


On Jul 07, 2012 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Thank you, Trout, It sounds like you are on the right track and doing the right things for you. Congratulations for sustaining your efforts, and keep it up!!!

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