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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

December 3, 2008 --- 222 Pounds

Today's weight puts me back to my level prior to the Thanksgiving week of feasting. Once again I am finding that eating between 1,500 and 2,000 calories in a day is something that requires a little planning and very little backsliding, but it is enough to keep a person from feeling hungry. The fact that a person can drastically cut back on their calories and still avoid the feeling of hunger is good news. The bad news is that hunger is rarely the motivation behind our eating.

We eat because it is "time to eat". We eat because there's a party or a special occasion. We eat because we are sad. We eat because we are happy. The list goes on and on and most of us find a reason to eat before the hunger mechanism in our body gets to the point of telling us that we actually need to eat. The hard part about dieting is not the physical part of suffering with hunger. It is the mental part of having to avoid eating when you get a signal or temptation that has very little or nothing to do with hunger. Lately there have been more and more researchers and doctors who want to label obesity as a disease and/or a disability. What they should be telling us is that obesity is a lifestyle choice. That's what people need to hear over and over instead of excuses of why their obesity is not really their fault.

Food today:

1 comment:

  1. 225.2 today, yesterday was even harder then Monday and I'm awaiting yet another session in an hour. I definitely feel completely different. All of the sudden time is moving slow again because things are different.