So fighting those cravings early on might make them easier to control later. Turns out — like anything else — losing weight can get easier with practice. Search icon A magnifying glass. It indicates, "Click to perform a search". Close icon Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. How naive. As soon as the spotlight was off, I started gaining.
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Over the years I expanded through several clothing sizes until I was only a dozen burgers away from pounds - and there I hovered for a long time. Few people ever would have guessed that high: I'm told that I "carry it well. I revved up the dieting, joined a gym, consulted a trainer and started driving off the pounds. I welcomed my new levels of energy and recovered some of my old confidence. I also learned more about nutrition and exercise, so my advice to others could be much more beneficial.
My family was enthusiastic. Partners and clients congratulated me.
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Friends I had not seen in some time were impressed. Again, out with the old clothes, in with the new.
I graciously advised anyone who asked, "How did you do it," and inwardly felt smug and superior. And even sooner than before, I started regaining weight. My second major era of weight loss was over. But the setback wasn't total. I also gained valuable insight: If I lose weight only to gain praise, then when the compliments stop, I regain weight.
The compliments inevitably must stop: The new normal of a skinnier me is only briefly remarkable, but I remain essentially unchanged. And once the compliments cease, the cupcakes begin. He was ahead of his time. Today, my office fax machine spits out messages such as: "Emotional eating! Clearly something other than hunger or pleasure drives me. That's why today, in my third great era of weight loss, I'm working on understanding the emotional side of eating.
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I have made other discoveries, too. Fear for my health as I head into my late 50s is more powerful than vanity. Nothing like the heart attacks to the right of me and bypasses to the left to get my attention. And everyone my age has seen the shocking decline in quality of life for people who cannot move well. Grandchildren are another motivator. I have none but they are theoretically possible, and for as long as I can I would like to be able to play in the ways kids love, with energy, breath and flexibility.
By the end of the month, I had completely reversed a whole year of bad eating and laziness. Be careful with unknown pills, cream, it can affect your health seriously.
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