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Aging and Weight loss

The Challenges Of Weight Loss As We Get Older And How To Get Over Them

Getting older has many challenges, losing weight is one of them. Our bodies change with age and so should our eating habits. Our bodies respond to weight loss  kind of like our driving,  it gets slower.  Now I know we have all been behind the slow poke driver. You finally get the opportunity to pass them only to find out it’s a little old lady doing her best to see over the steering wheel.

Trying to lose weight as we age is like being behind the little old lady. We know where we want to be on the scales and want to get there as quick as possible but our bodies metabolism has slowed to a crawl. Continue reading

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Lose the weight not your mind

Mind Games And How To Avoid Them To Lose Weight

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Have you ever gone to bed with the strong resolve that tomorrow you are going to start your diet, for real this time, only to wake up like the movie Groundhog Day and start the same old routine? I have done it over and over again. When I realize the day is half over and dieting was the last thing on my mind I start talking badly about myself, to myself. Yes, I talk to myself on a regular basis. I’m a loser, and my favorite, my feet hurt because I’m fat and I’m fat because I eat. These are very negative comments to make about ones self but failing is always a self blame game for me. I would actually hang negative comments in my car and on my fridge to motivate me to stay on my diet. What was I thinking!? I need positive encouragement not discouragement. I am my own worst enemy. If a diet didn’t work fast enough or was too hard I was always blaming myself for not trying hard enough, for being weak. I am not weak! You are not weak either! Continue reading

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To Weigh Or Not To Weigh?

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That is the question that seems to have a lot of different answers. In my 30+ years of dieting I have weighed myself every day, only once a week, and of course if I am in the denial stage of my eating, I avoid the scales all together.

If you read my start here page you know I have tried a whole bunch of diets. On one diet I measured what seemed like every chubby inch of my body and weighed myself every day. See the premise was write your weight down every day and then at the end of the week add the numbers together and then divide that number by the amount of days I stepped on the scale. For example: Continue reading

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