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Old 04-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #15
Desiderata
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Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
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S/C/G: (HW 194) 162/156.4/140

Height: 5'5 1/2"

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We're all a product of our environments, our genes, what happens to us through chance encounters. We're also responsible for the choices we make. It's a paradox -- one statement doesn't negate the other. Failing to recognize either truth leaves an incomplete picture, though.

For weight loss to be a sustainable life change, I think we all have to gain an understanding of how our personal histories interplay with our weight (everyone's problems look a little different, so the solutions look a little different) -- and also become accountable for the choices we make.

It's not either/or. It's both. That's what makes it so complex.
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