a doctor tries to practice what she preaches to lose weight

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Fast Weight loss

I ‘ve  lost about 15 pounds in the past 4 1/2 months. That is really slow but I’m working on it.  That’s another post .People are beginning to notice and will comment as well as tell me their weight lost. One recent comment “I lost 15 lbs in a month” irked me a little. I wanted to yell “That’s too much! Your just going to gain it back.” That would have been rude, even though it might have been truthful. Instead I asked “how’d you do that?” I did get the response one of those elimination diets. I just told them oh well keep up the good work. I’m not in to dispensing weight loss advise unless asked. Who know’s? It might work for them. I know it didn’t work for me. I’ve been there and done that and gained it all back plus some. I’m trying to make some long-lasting changes. Weight loss is not my only goal. I’m trying to get fit and build muscle. I wish my weight loss was faster but it’s not and I will have to deal with that. For now I will keeping going on my path. If asked I will tell people how, but I’m not up to defending the slow steady process. Starvation diets and developing bad eating habits is not the path I choose.


I look at the needle on the scale. Did it really go up?! My other favorite is why isn’t it moving. I hear people talk about losing 10 lbs in a month. How do you do that? I have to remember I’m in it for the long run. I’m not on a fad diet. I’m not just trying to get the needle to go down. At first I planned on just eating healthy and to worry about exercise and doing weights after I lost weight. I thought of going on a fad diet because this process is just to long. I realize those are mistakes of the past. I have to do weights and exercise because I really like doing it and it makes me eat better. I don’t do all that hard work to blow it on a bag of chips. It’s not worth it. Ok I feel better now. Maybe this blog thing will help. The way I have to think about it is its frustrated over the needle on the scale or angry over the needle I will have to use with diabetes if I don’t lose weight. I’ll chose the latter anytime;)

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