Everyone easily understands the part about proper diet and good workouts, that's common sense, but its harder to come to grips with why you overeat and how to push yourself to change. Even when you've figured out what leads to overeating, its not always easy to tackle the problems and going from wanting to change to actually doing it isn't simple either - if it was so simple and easy everyone would always be thin and fit - who'd actually want to be otherwise?
We in the 100lb. club are different in that we're not talking about losing 10 or 15 pounds to fit back into a favourite outfit. We allowed (for lack of a better word) ourselves to get to a point where our weight compromised our health, happiness and quality of life. When you become overweight to that degree you can definitely feel overwhelmed and hopeless to change. When goal or tangible progress seems so distant its difficult to get momentum to start. I feel that's one of the wonderful things about our group here - constant support and encouragement from others who really understand goes such a long way in providing motivation. The amazing results attained by people such as Boiaby, Jiffypop and Dowsx4 inspire and convince us its possible.
I agree that desire to change must come from within - you cannot be coerced, nagged or forced into it. Its not enough to have desire, we all have the desire, something has to literally kick you in the gut and make you realise you MUST do this - whether it be a scary medical report, not being able to play with your kids, loss of enjoyment of life to the point of depression, or just waking up one day with the "click" that lets you know you can and will do it!
"No one secret" indeed - we know its not just about putting less food in your mouth!
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"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people." Orson Welles
Last edited by Jillegal; 12-09-2004 at 03:06 PM.