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WHY, WHY, WHY?!?!?!

Why does it take so much time and such hard work to get pounds off and yet it's so easy and quick to put them on?

Tue. Jun 21, 5:46pm

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No Kidding!

If someone figures this out they'll make millions! J/K

I too am frusterated and feel your pain.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005, 5:52 PM

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I laughed out loud at this one. I know it. It takes so long.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005, 6:12 PM

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Also, whats the DEAL with fast foods being SOOO much cheaper then healthier foods............I hate that fatty foods are so much more accesible and taste better than healtheir foods.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005, 6:50 PM

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why does healthy food cost so much?

I hear you on this one. I had a salad today with grilled chicken. It was $9. I actually remarked that I could have had a bagel with cream cheese for $1.40. And I would have been just as full. So frustrating.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005, 6:57 PM

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I'll tell you why. Don't take offence to this, this is in the most light hearted way possible. It is easier to sit and eat or snack then it is to exercise. Who many of us are on the computer right now with a snack with in arm reach?? :-)

Tuesday, June 21, 2005, 8:57 PM

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Not me! I have water within arms reach! I feel your pain poster. I can't figure out my body. I lost one pound...and the next morning gained 2 lbs. I hadn't eaten anything unhealthy or skipped a workout... I'm totally baffled.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005, 12:03 AM

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We should start a team "Why Can't I Lose Weight" for those of us who are eating right, exercising-- and just not making the progress we need to.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 10:29 AM

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we should start a movement!!

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 11:10 AM

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I would join that team in a second! Have been doing everything "right" and I have been bouncing between the same 3 pounds for 2 months!

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 11:25 AM

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ok, we will start this team since nobody else is stepping up!!


Thursday, June 22, 2006, 12:52 PM

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is now up and running- "Why Can't I Lose Weight??" is the name.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 1:03 PM

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How long have you been eating unhealthy food and not exercising? It's probably been years. If you think you'll change your unhealthy nature in just a few months you are misinformed.

My doctor told me that although most habits can be adopted in 3-4 weeks, lifestyle changes take at least 2 years to become your nature. Ask anyone who has quit smoking after a long time of having that habit. It takes years of struggling with the cravings to finally really KNOW that you are a non-smoker.

I talked to someone a couple weeks ago who lost 90 lbs a year and a half ago. She said that there is still not a day that goes by that she doesn't think about what she's got to do to keep the weight off. It hasn't become her "nature" yet.

If you've got a lot to lose and have been overweight for a very long time you may be in for a long battle. Several years. Just be prepared for that. Don't think that you will "arrive" and be able to slack off after only 6 or 12 months. You have to be in this for the long haul if you're going to lose all your excess weight and keep it off. I think so many of us believe that we can diet and exercise for a few months and then we'll be able to coast. Sorry to say that's just not so. But the good news is you're going to be eating for the next couple of years anyway so you're going to have ample opportunity to practice choosing healthy foods. :-)

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 1:29 PM

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Ineresting comment about the desk. I've recently switched to a standing work station and have a sit/stand stool. Makes a huge difference! I have a lot more energy.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 1:41 PM

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I started Peertrainer, and focusing, and lost nothing for 3 months. Then, over the next 8 months or so, I lost about 10lbs. Since then (about 4 months), I've lost nothing, and have been going back and forth between 7 and 10lbs total lost. I don't have far to go, but it seems so hard to get there! Ugh!!

I think I'm like most PT people, in that, before I started "dieting," I still wasn't eating unhealthily. Chips, cookies, fast food, etc., was never part of my normal diet. Nor was fried food, candy, ice cream, etc. Those were always special treats. I always thought about what I ate in terms of calories or fat or carbs, never in terms of what I really just want to eat at that time. It's so frusterating, b/c there's not that much more I can change! Small steps, but nothing's going to just work.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 2:24 PM

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Join the team!!!!!

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 4:02 PM

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why why

It took Kirstie Allie 1.5 years to drop 70lbs . we are impatient. Eat well and be aptient with yourselves

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 4:19 PM

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But once Kristie Alley gives up eating Jenny Craig is she going to gain it back. If someone would pay me to eat Jenny Craig for free I would do it also.

Thursday, June 22, 2006, 11:31 PM

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