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Today I came to the realization that it was time to do something I have been putting off: I got a box, and labeled it “fat clothes” and started firing items of clothing into it.

Why would I want to put off doing that, you ask?

Because I’ve been down this road before. And I’ve had to go looking for the “fat clothes” box, dig those clothes out and start wearing them again when the weight went back on.

And I don’t want to go down that road again.

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No one can stay on a diet indefinitely because it is not natural. It is an artificial way of living that can be adopted and adhered to temporarily, but must come to an end.

When it does — as it inevitably will — and you revert to the old ways of eating and relating to food which were familiar to you for so long before you began the temporary program, all of the weight lost will be regained. And more. Because your body will protect itself instinctively from any repeat onslaught of starvation such as the one it just survived.

I’m not a nutritionist, but I have read a great deal of literature about this.

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I haven’t written here for a while.


First, let’s look at why I’m back at it. Life is Risky inspired me. I was cruising around from site to site as we all do . . . somehow I stumbled onto that site and a post entitled “1 could get you $100 — Postless.”

I am a lawyer and she did mention cold, hard cash, after all, so . . .

Where have I been? Well, I felt crummy for quite a while. Through two rounds of Cipro, to be exact, I had a miserable sinus and respiratory infection which impacted my breathing, and I coughed a lot.

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I feel crappy.

It started a few days ago . . . that familiar ache in my cheekbones, radiating up into my eye and down into my gums. Yesterday, I developed a very stuffy nose and scratchy throat. By last night, I was miserable so it was off to the doctor today. Sure enough . . . the sinus infection has returned and I am back on an antibiotic.

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My “secret weapon” is a product I was introduced to about ten years ago by one of my clients who was a coach and distributor.

Whether you are trying to lose, maintain or gain weight, it is very important that, in addition to eating properly, your plan provides you all of the important vitamins and minerals in the amounts necessary to maintain good health. I use Advocare’s Metabolic Nutrition System.

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That is what Tony Soprano shouted at the end of this past Sunday’s fourth-to-the-last episode of the all-time best show in the history of television, The Sopranos.

It’s also what I was mumbling to myself a couple of hours later.

Earlier in the day, I was channel surfing and stumbled upon “The Soup” on E! which I love. They showed a clip of Rosie O’Donnell, as they have been doing every week for the past year since she joined “The View.”

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In my experience, water aerobics are the best form of exercise.

Here are my reasons:

* Comfort ~~ I exercise strenuously and really sweat, but I don’t care. I just splash some water on my forehead and keep going. That’s the most important reason why water aerobics is the perfect form of exercise for me. I hate to sweat. Ever. Anywhere. For any reason.

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There are some aspects of the May Day Weight Loss Challenge that I cannot embrace or take part in. If they work for other people, that’s wonderful. As I said in my initial post, weight management is a highly individualized matter. No single approach is right for every body.

The first issue is the planned weekly “weigh-ins” after which participants are supposed to post a graphic on their site saying how many pounds they have lost. The graphics are being offered in 5 pound increments. Additionally, the hosts will be posting gold stars on their site for each participant, with a link back to that individual’s site.

Unless I have occasion to visit the doctor’s office again during the challenge, there will be no gold stars or links for me because I do not weigh regularly nor do I have any intention of starting.

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