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I see what you mean, Gill. I do have my kryptonites, which means I will feel the pull to eat and overeat certain foods. And I scored high on Susan Peirce Thompson's (why does she spell her name Peirce instead of Pierce?) test of how susceptible is your (my) brain to addictive foods. And Dr Dukan says people who know how to lose weight in a healthy way and are still overweight have a difference in their brain in how they respond to food. All these things point to having features that lend to us being overweight that we can't change. But we can use strategies to better manage our responses.

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- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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June, I tried that 'AA' stance - it works for people who are seriously 'addicted' to food/sugar.

I found my salvation in No S diet, which has 'rules' to follow which are really simple.

At the same time, I've read so much now about how certain foods (and all of us who have this 'condition' know what they are!) actually affect the chemistry of the body/brain - and that this 'craving' or 'gluttony' or kind of 'driven' eating is a chemical effect - it's like a drug.

Keep going - the only way I've managed to keep my weight down is by being as strict as I possibly can about not buying/eating certain types of food. I jokingly call it 'point of purchase' discipline - but it IS. Knowing how the food producers use the science to trick us into wanting to eat is shocking - it's really not our fault!

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Day 91 - Obesity is a Condition

for the rest of your life, you'lll remain vulnerable to gaining your weight back

In my case, being overweight is a result of 2 conditions, emotional eating and gluttony. Some physiological conditions can lead to being overweight such as gland problems, or conditions whose medications lead to putting on excess weight. I don't think I have any of those.

This lesson indicates that we have as part of our being, features that lend to us being overweight that we can't change. As both emotional eating and gluttony are mental "between the ears" features, I am still hoping to change my thinking to become a person who eats for fuel and maintenance.

Would I be better off adopting the AA stance that I am an alcoholic - I am an overweight person?
I am an overweight person who doesn't want to live as an overweight person, so I have strategies that help me cope with being a person who struggles and will fight for life with being overweight?

I am still idealistically hoping to reach the mental reset frame that makes a person who eats for fuel and maintenance, and not for gluttony or emotional reasons.

Edited by: JUNEPA at: 12/23/2019 (22:37)
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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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I am so grateful for all the sharing today on obesity. I live daily thinking portion control and eating healthy. I still need to be more active and finding joy in strength training, but I am so grateful to be a Sparker and finding happiness everyday eating healthy.

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When I get to the point that I know how important being healthy really is, I will stop thinking I’ve been dealt a bad deal.
At the very least I can work to control my condition unlike a lot of conditions that I would probably develop if I don’t continue to work at it.
My goal now is to live a healthy lifestyle day after day!

Day #91 Obesity Is a Condition (from my first thoughts on this lesson years ago)
This is a concept I have never thought of before but it makes perfect sense to me because I have lost and regained weight many times in my life.
I remember the first time I read a medical record that described me as a "post-menopausal obese patient" but until this lesson I had not thought of it as being a condition that I can learn to control but that I will always have.

To be the healthy person I want to be means I will need to pay attention even on vacation, holidays, sick or frustrating days in order to keep my obesity condition under control.

Much like watching my hubby take a basket full of pills for his heart condition, I will eat a basket of fruit and veggies for my obesity condition. This will be my way of controlling it.

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I am re-posting something I wrote before on this thread - it still holds true:-

I can 'accept' that I have the sort of body that collects excess fat very easily, and if I want to prevent that becoming a problem I have to treat my body in a particular way - I have to maintain the right conditions to prevent it collecting excess fat.

I accept that - I accept that I can never stop paying attention to that in terms of diet and exercise.

One of the main things I am going to do is weigh myself daily - like doing a daily blood test for sugar!"


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DAY #91 OBESITY AS A CONDTION

I USE TO BE THIS WAY longing to be done with my weight loss so that I could "get on with life", BUT NOW I realize that there is no such thing as "permanent" weight loss and it is something I will need to stay mindful of for the rest of my life.

However, I have never been in the obese range and I have difficulty thinking of my weight as a "condition". DM is out of a person's control most of the time. What and how much we eat is totally in our control. Even fitness can be considered as in our control. Look at what INDY-GIRL has accomplished! And there are other examples just like her.

Important items to remember for my future in order to avoid weight regain are:

1. I need to always accept that this is a life-time endeavor
2. I will always need to manage my daily eating and fitness no matter what the day brings me


So how will I do this?

1. Remain mindful
2. Remain diligent
3. Plan, Plan, Plan
4. Embrace eating healthy without complete deprivation - find the balance
5. Embrace fitness and how strong it makes me.

These are the KEYS TO MY SUCCESS!




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I have found this out the hard way. I've successfully lost weight through various diets - been on numerous different plans - and lost weight. Was happy. BUT then I didn't stick with the plan/program and gained what I lost +++. Every single time. That's extremely hard on the body and on the psyche. So now even if I only lose a small amount, stay the same, or gain a small amount - I don't go totally 'off the wagon.' I get right back on program, plan, prepare, drink water, move . . . and most of all Spark! Sparking is very important in my program.

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Day 91 - Obesity is a condition
1. How does it feel to have the condition of obesity? Do you resent this or think you’ll simply ignore it? Write down your response to this idea.

First, I'm sad. I just want to go cry about this. And I don't know my future regarding how I will handle this. But I've worked on my obesity issue since mid-March, had some off days, even off months, and I've managed to lose 25 pounds.

2. Write a paragraph or two about your condition and your plan for accepting the fact that you have it.

I've gone from having a little extra weight to obesity over the years. It all started in 4th grade when I ate BBQ potato chips while watching TV after school. I was 10 pounds overweight in high school thru my mid-30's. I don't know what I weighed when I was 38, but I remember thinking, "I really need to lose weight." In the last few years, I gained even more. I'm just now hovering over the obese/overweight BMI after working on my weight since mid-March. (I've lost 25 pounds.)

I've been very resentful recently. I'm in the mid-150's, and I've been thinking that most women I know would love to have my weight. BUT, I'm only 5' 0", so I'm very overweight. The reality is, this is the deck of cards that I have to deal with. Whining won't fix it. So, I continue to chip away at the problem.

3. Describe what you will do today to manage your ongoing condition.
Today, I have a breakfast with other ladies at someone's house. I started this morning with weighing which was hard. I was very off my plan Friday and Saturday but back on plan yesterday. Up two pounds. I needed to see the reality. I plan to eat reasonable portions this morning and then cut back the rest of the day. The rest of the week should be ok.

Also, I do have the mindset that many of the things I'm doing to lose weight I will have to do permanently to keep it off if I ever get to my goal.

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Day 91, 100 days Obesity is a condition

I consider Obesity is not really a Condition but I realise I do have a tendency to retain fat and calories, as do some families but losing my 7 stones to everyone's surprise, especially my Mum I know it doesn't always have to be that way!

I stiill need to pay attention to my eating as I have a tendency to overeat at times and I am still working towards getting a 'better relationship with food' perhaps in order to keep my Obesity potential under control! emoticon

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I read what I wrote last go-round, and it's still pretty much the same. I do have a tendency to weigh more than I want to weigh when I just let it go and eat as much as I please. In the past my weight has been 20 - 35 pounds heavier than it is now. To weigh what I want to does take attention and diligence to maintain.

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Thank you for sharing guys!

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I believe obesity and the tendency towards it is a condition just like diabetes, alcoholism or an over/under active thyroid and so many other health challenges. My DH recently had thyroid surgery and now puts weight on more easily. He has to pay some attention but not nearly as much attention as I have had to over many years.

Gill your link to Jon the farmer kicking the sugar habit back in your 9/29/17 post says it so well and anyone struggling should take the time to read it. Like Jon we need to find our own tolerances and issues.

I believe there are levels of addiction (just like alcohol) and I don't feel that I am as addicted as some but I am still at a high level for sugar and processed carb addiction (which acts just like sugar in the body). The scale goes up immediately if I eat too much and I get bloated. It goes right to my stomach and hips. It is also hard to stop once I over indulge.

The cleaner I eat the easier my weight loss/maintenance. If I am careful and do not eat too much sugar or processed carbs (for me this includes bread, pasta, rice..) in one day, I do have some wiggle room. Just like I am able to drink some alcohol and stop when others struggle emoticon emoticon



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Day 91, 100 days Obesity is a condition

I still don't think of Obesity as a Condition but I realise I do have a tendency to retain fat and calories, after reading the book again!

I need to pay attention to my eating as I have a tendency to overeat at times (sadly yesterday was one of those times) and I am still working towards getting a 'better relationship with food'. In order to keep my Obesity condition under control! emoticon

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Health history - normal wt. till symptoms of autoimmune hypothyroidism overwhelmed me around age 45 (diagnosed 2009 by switching doctors). On Levothyroxine for 5 years - no improvements and gained more weight. In 2014, I joined SP and learned about LC diet and selenium (Brazil nuts and fish).
Few months later...reduced symptoms of low thyroid and menopause:
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In 2014, active on Sparks lost 40#. Then SP break during stressful winter of '15 - regained all 40. Learned *recovered* down 80+ in 2016!
emoticon it works for health and WL goals. Happens at my body's own pace - forget scale - focus on repeating healthy behaviors. LCHF/IF, reducing inflammation, check hunger and cravings. Feel stronger with improved digestion (prevent leaky gut).

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There is such a wealth of wisdom in these posts - and information about all sorts of things. I hope that people who just pop in to take a look are inspired by them.

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Having sort of a strange response to this...I don’t know if my battles with weight are due to a “condition”, i.e. a state of being, or from habits of dealing with stress. Either way, it is a reality of my world.



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I may be the minority here … obesity as a condition???

Hmmm …

I have hypothyroidism … that's a condition.

I evidently have issues with gluten, soy, dairy and sugar. That's a condition.

Being 100+ pounds over my goal weight … that's my fault.



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I agree it's a condition. There are so many contributing factors to obesity though. Some suffer from thyroid problems. Food is also an addiction. (I know this because I swear I'm a food addict.) It requires acceptance that "I have a condition, obesity" and that "I" am in the driver's seat as far as controlling this condition and 'conquering' it. Of course, I must also accept that this is a lifelong mission for me.

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From my first time going through these lessons: Friday, April 08, 2016
Day 91 -- 100 Put It Into Action

Day #91 Obesity Is a Condition
This is a concept I have never thought of before but it makes perfect sense to me because I have lost and regained weight many times in my life.
I remember the first time I read a medical record that described me as a "post-menopausal obese patient" but until this lesson I had not thought of it as being a condition that I can learn to control but that I will always have.
To be the healthy person I want to be means I will need to pay attention even on vacation, holidays, sick or frustrating days in order to keep my obesity condition under control.
Much like watching my hubby take a basket full of pills for his heart condition, I will eat a basket of fruit and veggies for my obesity condition.

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I accept that I have the tendency to put on weight. I am lucky to be tall, so I can carry more, but my natural set-point seems to be about 20 - 35 pounds over my goal. Of course, I wish I didn't have to be vigilant about what I eat or drink.

I accept that I do much better when I track and plan what I eat. I do much better eliminating alcohol calories. This really isn't so hard to do once I'm on board with it. My trouble with maintenance has always been when I get too confident and stop keeping track, and start adding more indulgences to the day...and then one day builds on the next and the pounds slowly start creeping back on.

In my younger days after losing the 10 or 15 pounds, I could keep them off only briefly before they seemingly came back overnight. Something gradually changed, though. Now I do have that alarm area on the scale where a 2 - 5 pounds rings the bell -- rather than 10 or 15.

Currently I'm 5 above goal and feeling pretty good about it. My current goal is also lower than my youthful goal. Strange, but when I was younger it seems I could carry just a bit more and look and feel the way I wanted. As I've aged, my body has changed. Hips and waist are larger now even though I weigh less than what I did. How do I know this. I have certain items of old clothing (pants) that I have trouble buttoning the waist now when I know for sure I used to wear them comfortably when I weighed 10-15 pounds heavier.




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Obesity is a condition

It is something I have to think about all of the time. If I do not follow my plan I will become overweight or obese again.

If I do not follow my plan I may develop type 2 diabetes.

Obesity is a condition I can choose to avoid.

Weight was 172
Now 146.8 (lower carb / WW)
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Sugar fine during the day (when on plan) but mornings are 90-110.

When I reach my goal I need to choose to stay on my plan.

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Yes, that's a good point, Donna - we have to take the action to make the plan work.

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Day 91, 100 days Obesity is a condition

I agree Gill we are lucky to have all this info but its also important how we choose to use it!

I agree with my ideas last time and Ido have a tendency to retain fat and calories. I need to pay attention to my eating as I have a tendency to overeat at times and am still striving for a 'better relationship with food'. In order to keep my Obesity condition under control!

I have achieved my Happy Weight at my club twice before and not continued to follow the plan and put some back on but never as much as I'd lost before. I have met several people who have put back on at least a stone more than they had lost before on our plan! We have to stay vigilant and aware! emoticon emoticon

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emoticon Obesity is a condition....I'm convinced that is a true statement. It may very well be a genetic predisposition as I've often read. It leads to physical health problems and I also think that there is a cycle of eating to cope which then leads to obesity which leads to eating to cope. It is a terrible cycle; and can be a lethal cycle.

I remember the first time I saw "OBESE" in my medical record. I was in for a routine checkup after having a baby. I had gained 20 lbs during my pregnancy and a month later weighed 123 pounds....my doctor noted that I was obese....HORRORS!!! Did I do anything about it? NO, I weighed 128 pounds at my next appointment and continued to gain weight slowly over the next 30 years until I weighed over 170 lbs. I always kind of blamed him for that but I never asked for help. My weight wobbled up and down but I never reached my pre-pregnancy weight. Sad to say, I still weigh much more than I did at 9 months pregnant. UGH!

I guess that is an example of how outside influences can trigger weight gain. I probably do have the gene though - my grandmother was very proud of being the smallest of her 8 sisters; she wore a size 24 dress and that that was just fine! I think that having that predisposition, combining it with emotional eating, and just feeling like my weight wasn't something I could control, brought me to SparkPeople, TOPS, and Linda Spangle. I'm so glad I found all three!

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Being diagnosed is often the break-through for a lot of 'conditions' - I don't know how long it took for you to be diagnosed, Di, but thank heavens you now know what you need to do to stay as healthy as possible.
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I have never been obese, but my body will happily hold onto fat and take me up a couple of stone from my happy weight (that's 28lbs for non UK peeps). To keep that from happening, I weigh myself every day, and eat modestly to moderately for about 95% of the time. I can slide up a little, and lose it again - but if I don't keep a check on it - yup, I'd be 28lbs heavier.



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I have never been considered obese but nonetheless I have two 'conditions' - inherited Hyper cholesterolemia and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. I have 2 choices.

Eat what I want, ignore medical advice, take the consequences.

Eat with awareness of the above and give myself the chance to have a healthier and hopefully longer life.

It's a daily task and, on some days, a battle - particularly when emotional eating adds its tuppence worth. However, I understand and I accept why and I'm learning how.

This '100 days' plan has been instrumental in helping me to get my head straight about the times, when I could damage myself by losing control of my eating.

Until inflammation set in, I had no idea of the fatty deposits building up on my liver. I didn't look particularly overweight on the outside. I felt that I'd been following a cholesterol control plan for years. I was 'dietary fats' aware but not aware of the damage caused by sugars.

I'm in this for life in order to have quality of life.

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Day #91 Obesity Is a Condition
I know this is a true statement for me.

Just like when I don't pay attention, my cholesterol numbers go up and I am faced with changing my life or going on medication, the same is true of my weight. If I don't get on the scale I am faced with having all those physical problems attached to being overweight!

These lessons have given me the incite to see my reasons for turning to food. They are procrastination, anger and hurt feelings.
All are temporary conditions that are not fixed with food. I also know how easy my body adjusts to going back to the urge to use food as an answer to problems. So I plan to continue to monitor the gains and losses.


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This is what I wrote last January on my last full trip through the 100 days. It still holds true for me.

Day 91 Obesity is a condition

I think I have spent too much time ignoring it in my lifetime. I accept it, and then I vow to become a recovering person with obesity instead of giving in to my "fat fate".

No matter how thin I become, at goal, or how long I maintain, I am still going to have the inner obese person whose fat cells are storing excess estrogen and putting me at a higher risk of cancer. The pounds will be shed, but the fat cells, those darn buggers live forever.

I accept that I will need to conscientiously follow my eating plan for the rest of my life so that I win this battle and not give in to defeatist attitudes.

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Day 91, 100 days Obesity is a condition

I never thought I had the Condition of Obesity but as I said before I realuse I do have a tendency to retain fat and calories, after reading the book again! I need to pay attention to my eating as I have a tendency to overeat at times and really would like a 'better relationship with food'. In order to keep my Obesity condition under control! emoticon emoticon

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In my teens and early 20's I could eat anything and not think about it. I was a skinny Minnie. But our bodies change, and what we have to do to maintain a healthy weight changes. Genetics plays a role as well. I have never had the misconception that I would ever be "done" with weight management. I know that when I get to a healthy weight I will have to continue to follow healthy lifestyle principles to maintain my weight.
Actually, I am looking forward to being a Sparker on maintenance. You don't "graduate" from healthy living. You are in maintenance mode, which means you continue watching what you eat and keep staying active. You continue to have to make adjustments. It is part of life.

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This is another wonderful topic.

I can control my condition if I am mindful. I do not have to be perfect. I know what hurts my body. Why I do help my body stay unhealthy?

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Day 91, 100 days Obesity is a condition

Another genius concept! Wow!

I used to think of a weight loss program as a bunch of months and then DONE. I know better now. emoticon

But this focusing on obesity as a condition which I have for life is a different way of looking at it.

And having a "condition" does not mean I am a substandard person!

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~ How does it feel to have the condition of obesity? Do you resent this or think you'll simply ignore it? I do look longingly at anyone who is thin, especially those super thin people with lots of energy. I am soooooooo jealous! I have to tell myself that they have a different problem in their life which I probably would not want. Though it is pretty hard thinking they have a problem at all. emoticon

~ In your journal, write a paragraph or 2 about your condition and your plan for accepting the fact that you have it.

I am not caring for my condition very well right now. I am eating way too much in the evenings! I can't seem to control those cravings and urges to eat. emoticon I am on SP daily for over 7 years trying to get support and tips about this. you'd think it would have clicked by now. But I will keep trying. My A1C was down yesterday at the doctor and my blood pressure was good (on meds). But the weight was a couple of pounds up, not down as I would have wanted. emoticon

~ Describe what you will do today to manage your on-going condition.

Keep doing what I am doing but aim more at just "not eating." If I stopped eating in the evenings I know I could have 500 to 1000 or even more calories go away. emoticon

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Day 91, Obesity is a condition

I'm behind a day...yet again!

This is an important lesson for me though. Obesity IS a condition. Once you have it...it is there, always lurking, trying to come back. I am not obese now according to my BMI; I am still overweight though and I can prove so quickly that the weight can come back. I need to stay focussed, plan to be healthy and active...plan to have fun while being healthy and active.

Phyllis, you are so right so is Sue. The only thing food truly fixes is physical hunger but sometimes....it does to seem to help us through the hard spots. For me that is Linda Spangle's "pause". I can't take comfort from food for very long at all.

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Sue, I think if you need a number, the BMI chart is a good place to start. Although that is not considered to be a totally accurate measurement, especially for people who are very muscular (probably not us!) - it will tell you right out what 'category' you are in. Here's a link to the Spark BMI calculator in case you need it:

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I will probably have to do Day 91# a few times before I can wrap my head around it all.

Have I been over weight? Yes. Have I been obese? I never thought so, but perhaps. After our son died I gained weight and was the highest I had ever been in my entire life! That phase did not last long and I took off 30# where I sat at for years. Then I in 2013 I took off another 20# where I have sat until now. So, exactly how much extra weight does obesity represent/equal?

I do understand that I love to eat and drink, but it is something I will have to control/manage for the rest of my life. However, I am hoping that the lessons I keep trying to learn will make it easier at some point in my life. As Spangler described, I do find myself feeling a little resentful that this is something I will have to face for the rest of my life.

Time and time again I have seen that eating does not solve any of my problems, Phyllis, but that doesn't make things any easier. Some times it is just easier to give in to the desire to eat for comfort at times when life is painful.

Gill, I admire your goal to eliminate sugar in October. I have all I can do right now to focus on my calorie intake although I have started looking at that little "pie" at the bottom of my food tracking page to see what my carb/fat/protein % is for the day,

See you all tomorrow emoticon

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I accept that I can never stop paying attention to my health in terms of diet and exercise.

Since we last studied this lesson, I have been weighing myself daily and find it really helps me to stay focused.

I've been very 'sparked' by reading a blog by Jon, the farmer who was featured on the Start page this past week.
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His determination to gradually work out what works for him, and to be really analytical about it. After reading his story, I decided I am going to kick sugar for October - to test out what a difference it makes to me. I've bought a decent water bottle with a filter, so that I can refill it at work (where the water tastes foul to me!).

I've never been 'obese', but as I've said before, I can accumulate unwanted pounds very easily if I don't stick to my regime! The scale goes up a lot more easily than it goes down!

I accept that I will always need to take care of my condition, as Linda says, "in spite of vacations, holidays, job changes, and other life challenges."

I just thought - another way this lesson has helped me, is when people encourage me to eat cake and say "oh, you don't have to worry! one slice won't hurt!" - I feel comfortable now in saying, "actually, I have to work hard at staying slim and I put on weight very easily if I eat stuff like cake"

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emoticon This is still what I know is true!

Day #91 Obesity Is a Condition
I now know this is a true statement for me.

Just like when I don't pay attention, my cholesterol numbers go up and I am faced with changing my life or going on medication, the same is true of my weight. If I don't get on the scale I am faced with having all those physical problems attached to being overweight!

These lessons have given me the incite to see my reasons for turning to food. They are procrastination, anger and hurt feelings.
All are temporary conditions that are not fixed with food. I also know how easy my body adjusts to going back to the urge to use food as an answer to problems. So I plan to continue to monitor the gains and losses.



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It is a condition that I think about often. I am still down 22 lbs and want to stay away from what I lost. I hope to lose more!

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Day 91, Obesity is a condition

Yes! Yes! Yes! It is a condition, not necessarily a fatal one because we ca affect it. We can actually leave it behind. I'm proof of that as are so many others. Like Phyllis, I can see my numbers change (not just the ones on the scale) based on the choices I make.
(NOT that I have left it very part behind; I'm still overweight but not obese

I am determined to choose health and in doing so, I am choosing life!

My day 91 exercise: HA! HAAAAAA! I spent 9 hours in the car yesterday! I did do leg pumps and arm stretches, and I walked around Cracker Barrel before we ate as well as getting out and walking at the gas stations.

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Yes, it is and it's a condition I suffer from. Yet, I have some power and control over this 'condition.' I can and will win the battle against obesity. I'm working on it and I'm feeling better and more and more empowered every day.

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Day #91 Obesity Is a Condition
I now know this is a true statement for me.

Just like when I don't pay attention, my cholesterol numbers go up and I am faced with changing my life or going on medication, the same is true of my weight. If I don't get on the scale I am faced with having all those physical problems attached to being overweight!

These lessons have given me the incite to see my reasons for turning to food. They are procrastination, anger and hurt feelings.
All are temporary conditions that are not fixed with food. I also know how easy my body adjusts to going back to the urge to use food as an answer to problems. So I plan to continue to monitor the gains and losses.

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Day 91: Obesity is a condition
A long one today-
If you're like most dieters, you can't wait for your program to be done. You keep hoping that, one of these days, you'll reach your goal weight and not have to think about it again. Unfortunately, this probably won't ever happen. Regardless of all the magazine promises and "after" photos, there is no such thing as permanent weight loss.
In reality, obesity is a condition just like diabetes. When people become diabetic, they have to learn how to get their condition under control, and then they have to live every day of their life in a way that keeps it managed.
A diabetic can't leave town and proclaim, "Hooray! I'm now on vacation. I don't want to think about a thing, so I'll just leave my insulin at home!" For most diabetics, this would be a total disaster! Even after managing it for years, diabetics have to monitor their condition daily, including during vacations.
Manage your condition
Similar to the challenges of a diabetic, you can't ignore the condition of obesity. Once you have it, you're stuck. You are never completely free of this condition and since it can't be cured, there's no being "done" with it.
Whether you've struggled with losing 10 pounds or more than 100 pounds, this condition stays with you forever. Even once you've reached your weight-loss goal, you are never finished. And no matter how consistent you are with your eating and your exercise efforts, for the rest of your life, you'll remain vulnerable to gaining your weight back.
Accept the condition
Don't let this scare you-it's completely possible to maintain your weight successfully for the long-run. But in order to do this, you have to take care of your condition every day, in spite of vacations, holidays, job changes, and other life challenges.
If this concept feels uncomfortable, start by thinking in terms of accepting that you have a condition. You may have to work through some anger or frustration to reach this point. It's not easy to give up the myth of being "done" with managing your weight. But until you decide to accept this and live in a way that shows it, you risk gaining your weight back time and time again.
Think about what it might take to manage your condition in future years. Since you can't leave it home during social events or vacations, plan how you can manage your condition even when you're "out." As you continue to build these skills into your daily life, you'll have discovered one of the greatest secrets to long-term success.
How does it feel to have the condition of obesity? Do you resent this or think you'll simply ignore it?
In your journal, write a paragraph or two about your condition and your plan for accepting the fact that you have it.
Describe what you will do today to manage your ongoing condition.
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I can see that it has a tendency to carry excess fat. I can never remember being 'lean' or 'slim'. My weight will slide up another 10lbs very, very easily if I take my eye off the ball!
So, yes, I see, I can 'accept' that I have the sort of body that collects excess fat very easily, and if I want to prevent that becoming a problem I have to treat my body in a particular way - I have to maintain the right conditions to prevent it collecting excess fat.
I accept that - I accept that I can never stop paying attention to that in terms of diet and exercise." I TOTALLY AGREE.
You can't just eat what I want when you want. If you do that worsens your condition.
I will continue to treat my condition the rest of my life! If I do not treat it, it will get worse and I will gain weight.
Obesity is a condition that I will treat the rest of my life KOPS status but is where I want to remain
I will continue to treat my condition the rest of my life! If I do not treat it, it will get worse and I will gain weight.
accept that I will need to conscientiously follow my eating plan for the rest of my life to keep my KOPS status and to remain healthy and fit.
Obesity is a condition, sometimes flaring and other times in remission. I I will always need to monitor it for the rest of my life to avoid the flares.
I will have to weigh myself everyday like a diabetic checks for blood sugar after every meal.
I will have to stay away from my trigger foods, the same way that an alcoholic knows he cannot have just one drink.
know that I have to be on my lifestyle change all the time or it creeps back. Yes just like drinkers, drug users they can occasionally abuse. with food we are consistently around it and it has to be a lifestyle change in order to maintain. that is what I am working on maintaining. Not easy but doable and so But it does lead to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease and so many other.
I know I have to stay on my lifestyle change as if I don't I will gain all the weight back and more. That is why those quick short term "diets" don't work as yes you lose the weight but it doesn't show you the ways to maintain it. You end up gaining the weight back and more.
Is obesity a condition??? It can be but you can make it so it doesn't become a condition by staying on your plan to the best of your ability. worth it.
I agree Obesity is results of the many bad eating habits and non fitness I had in my life over the years. Obesity or overweight can be damaging to your health to your self confidence it changes so many things as does losing weight does too. Those charts should be changed as I believe obese or overweight is how you feel in your body. Not some magic number the doctors used. Maybe according to age also.
But I know I can fall into being obese overweight if I don't keep stay on my healthy lifestyle change and yes if i stray get right back at it. I am not going to be perfect but I will work at doing the best i can each and every day. vacation or not stress or not I will succeed. My goal weight does not have me at normal I am still consider overweight or obese according to charts. I don't use them. I would have to be 121 which I never been in my life. I go where my body wants to be and how I feel in my skin and mentally.
Happiness does not depend on charts and numbers.
Today hit me as sometimes we reach our goals and think okay we done. its unfair I can eat like I use to. today was a eye-opener for me.

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Gill, that is an awesome post!

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This is a copy of what I posted back in 2015 - I can't say it any better today - so I hope someone gets something from reading it.

"when I first ready this day's title, once again, I had the thought that it didn't really apply to me. I am not in the obese range, and have never been. BUT, as I read on about the 10lbs or 100lbs scenario, and the diabetes analogy, I thought, yes, I see what she means.

When I look at my body I can see that it has a tendency to carry excess fat. I can never remember being 'lean' or 'slim'. My weight will slide up another 10lbs very, very easily if I take my eye off the ball!

So, yes, I see, I can 'accept' that I have the sort of body that collects excess fat very easily, and if I want to prevent that becoming a problem I have to treat my body in a particular way - I have to maintain the right conditions to prevent it collecting excess fat.

I accept that - I accept that I can never stop paying attention to that in terms of diet and exercise.

One of the main things I am going to do is weigh myself daily - like doing a daily blood test for sugar!"

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This one always wakes me up a little. I have not been treating my condition and it got a little worse.

Following a routine helps me treat my Obesity. I can't just eat what I want when I want. If I do that worsens my condition.

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Oh, I always count or measure, NOW!

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I just have to be careful with nuts. I always measure them out or I will worsen my "condition"!


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When I first started using the Spark menus with the ability to exchange items, I was elated to find I could eat walnuts and almonds!



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I love nuts and my 'nutty' friends here! LOL! I love getting to eat nuts now guilt-free and know I am getting 'health benefits' from them. I eat almonds and walnuts daily (both raw nut kind) ... will add brazil now!!! Thanks for the info Maribeth!

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Maribeth - Thanks for the Brazil nut info. I've always liked them but didn't like cracking them, thought they just weren't worth the work! Now, your post motivated me to look at my grocery store to see if they carried shelled, non-salted ones. They do and now I'm adding one each day to my food! Thanks!



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I agree with Gill. Following a routine helps me treat Obesity. At one time I had considered splitting my "S" days so they were not back to back. I stuck with the weekend plan. I almost always have 5 great "N" days in a row. I do not want to mess with that routine.

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Susan, the two 'S' days are designed to be the weekend days, but some people do move them. It is risky to move them, because No S is based on habit formation - and if you change the days around, you will find it harder to stay 'on habit'. If you go to the website www.nosdiet.com you can read about this. He has pretty much all the Q & A on the front page, you have to scroll down through them.

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Great posts everyone. I enjoyed them thoroughly.

I too balked at the term 'condition' but if that makes a person treat this with a more seriousness than not then I think the term is useful. I am not sure about BMI's and I have read articles where someone who has a lot of muscles will weigh more and could be considered overweight BMI-wise but otherwise very healthy.

So, I have decided that I am going to do what I need to do and allow my body to find its way (much like what Leslie said). If all of my numbers (blood work related) are in the normal range that too is another indicator that I am doing this 'right'.

Until then whatever you call your extra weight, it wasn't meant to be there and if you work with your body, it can be corrected.

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January 1st, 2018: 231.6 lbs.
Total Wt. Loss in 2017: 33.8 lbs.

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Maribeth, the nut info was very interesting! Glad it has helped you!

Thanks for the Kudos... it is so true. Any diet plan (imo) is the medication for obesity or being over weight. If I stop using it, I am no longer treating my condition.

As far as No S, you do what works for you. You have 2 days out of 7 that are "S" days, where you do not follow the rules but the healthier you are the happier your body will be. I should listen to my own advice. Usually they are Saturday and Sunday, but many have those days off and have celebrations so they are the most commonly used.

His website gives all the info. I read the book too, but it is not necessary.

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I love what 'Chele wrote:

WW was a medication, and I stopped taking it.

I too lost weight to goal on WW and then stopped following guidelines, gained it all back and more. Now I"m about halfway to goal and keep reading about the No S plan on various folks blogs and posts here. It might be time to give it another look.

Question for the No S folks though, does it matter if the no S days (two per week) are NOT on the weekend but other days as long as there are no more than 2 out of 7???

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I believe obesity is a condition. I've not always 'thought' this or been willing to accept I was obese even though the numbers on the scale and BMI were pointing to it. I tended to just 'think' I was 'overweight' in the past and thus tried to approach obesity with a 'diet' for decades and decades. Doesn't work! Being overweight is one thing and a good diet plan can 'cure' being overweight often and one can go on with life. Obesity is a different animal - more complex 'condition'. Obesity did not develop simply because I had one or two bad eating habits ... much deeper than that ... so many factors contribute to obesity.

I've actually been obese most of my life ... even as a child. There are so 'few' years I was ever at my healthy weight...and never for very long periods of time. I've only recently been able to 'accept' the concept of I have a condition of obesity FULLY. Now accepting this does not throw me into depression or down the tubes or anything ...doesn't make me want to throw in the towel or anything ... it's just 'something' I have to learn (and am learning) to be mindful of and tend to (treat) daily ... every moment ... because so MANY things contribute to obesity - not just what I eat, but when I eat, active or not, stress, sleep, other health issues, if on meds, etc. etc. It's a very complex 'condition' to be in and 'treat'.

Being overweight is one thing ... obesity is a different animal - the body has changed tremendously and does not respond in the same way...other health issues start developing over time due to obesity, etc. etc. It's a multi-faceted 'condition' that needs multi-faceted approaches to treating. I don't even know at this point if I want to say it's 'curable' ... I know it's going to take me a LONG TIME to get a good handle on it ... maybe longer than I have left to live - ha! But 'treating' it now and going forward for however long I do live means my quality of life will be better - even with this 'condition'.

dj ~ Big Island Hawaii
Whole-foods, Plant-based, No Sugar/Flour/Snacks, Moderate Exercise, Spiritually Focused/Supported - that's the plan!

"...casting all your cares on Him, for He cares about you." 1 Peter 5:7
"Know well what leads you forward and what holds you back, and choose the path that leads to Wisdom." ~ Buddha
"When diet is wrong medicine is of no use, when diet is correct medicine is of no need." ~Ayurvedic Proverb


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