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Aug 29 2013
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Losing Weight

by Glenda

Why is losing weight so hard? I’ve decided that I am going to lose weight and I am not going to give up. No, really I am. So I have been reading different books to give me some guidance. I checked out the book Good Housekeeping Drop 5lbs: The Small Changes, Big Results Diet. This book has some really good information in it, such as the number of calories I am getting from my morning hot chocolate. I must say that after reading this book I am no longer stopping for my morning 350-calorie hot chocolate, and that does not include any food. This book is also a little disappointing. For instance, the book states that six ounces of cooked pork ribs equal 558 calories and that a healthier alternative would be six ounces of pork tenderloin. Now I’m sorry, but pork tenderloin is good; pork ribs are so much better. Right? So I decided that I needed to think this information over. While thinking things over, I checked out the book Eat This, Not That!: The Best (and Worst) Foods in America. After reading this book, I was sad and disappointed because the book basically tells me that most of the things I enjoy eating are not things that I should be eating. Now I am going to challenge myself by not eating at any fast food restaurants for seven days. After seven days, I am going to see how I feel. I would like for you to take this challenge with me and post your thoughts.

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Anonymous August 29, 2013 at 11:32 AM

Good Luck!

Hope L August 29, 2013 at 1:21 PM

It’s a great idea! Unfortunately, though, when I try to diet I end up doing even worse because I feel deprived! Exercise helps, but I still believe that overeating can be one of the sneakiest, deadliest disorders, and our medical community is still very clueless as to how to treat it.

Glenda August 29, 2013 at 1:41 PM

That is so true.

Peggy September 10, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Glenda, I am so proud of you!

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