I’ve been busy today getting getting various chores completed before my surgery tomorrow (I’ll write more post-procedure, but I’m having endometrial ablation done), so I thought I’d direct you over to Diane’s blog to read a very good post she wrote today on the subject of hope in weight loss maintenance.
Click here: The Fat Trap is Pretty Depressing, But There is Hope
Also, in case you care… this was my comment on her blog, because her post really made me think:
“It sounds like that article would be very depressing. Why would people want to lose weight if there wasn’t the hope of keeping it off? My first thoughts came like this:
Firstly, I can do all things through Christ. If a person who was addicted to drugs, alcohol, etc. can accept Christ and see a complete change in his/her life, then I too can accept His help and see that same change in my addictive habits with food. And since I’ve seen that 180 degree change in non-food ways in people I know personally, then I know I can cling to that hope myself.
Secondly, I see people like you, Lori and a close friend of mine, to name a few, who have overcome their issues with food to the extent that you are able to keep the weight off. Yes, I see what you do to maintain and there are days I feel I’ll never be the “superwoman” of weight loss you are in my eyes, BUT…I realize that I do want it bad enough to become the person who can maintain a healthy weight. I learn from those of you I see succeeding in maintenance and I know it’s worth it.
Thank you so much for putting out a rebuttal to that article, Diane. We need more people like you who are honest about what it takes, and offer the hope that it can be done.
Have a great week!”