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Some weight loss thoughts

Thursday, June 05, 2008

There were some awesome weight loss stories on Oprah on Monday, June 2. I'm sure it was a repeat since it's summer....but it was very inspiring - people who have lost hundreds....some 300s...
But Bob Greene said something that really hit me.
Men lose weight easier because of Testosterone - but for the same reason, women need to eat 'perfectly' or work out 5-6 days a week about 1 hour a day, when men can get by with ok eating and 3 days a week workouts. Just because that's the way we are made. That's what was working for me back in the beginning.....when I lost the 30 pounds.

Now, to figure out how to get a way to work out, get the cardio in without hurting my legs....hmmmm. I think I hear a beach boy song coming on.....and a twisting swim dance starting.......oh wait - that's on my feet, probably not good for these old hips - LOL

And another thing...I wonder if it's harder for women to lose weight because we were created to do so much more manual labor constantly taking care of the kids and abode with no sleep while the men went hunting. As in - we have to hold on to our reserves, because we super women are using them up at a higher rate than men in our motherly/womanly duties. So - if there were a famine - we would survive longer.......hmmmmm.
Please don't get all feminist on me.....it's just a jab to feel better about men losing weight easier....lol.

Anyway....
I'm adding rehab exercises everyday - and the vicadin is helping.....
not doing so great on the eating....
but not as bad as I could...
this has forced me to look at emotional eating in a totally different light, as well as boredom eating, tv eating, and off the schedule eating. I am looking at this as an opportunity to refine my understanding of why I eat what I eat when.
I'm also having some difficulty with my sleep practices...
because of the eating and boredom issues...
but I'm working on each step a little at a time. That should make forward progress.

Have a great day!
In His hands and under His wings,
~Christi
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  • GRACED_BY_GOD
    Be gentle with yourself, you are going through a lot right now, sis. I love you and am praying for you. Thanks for keeping me updated!

    Love you bunches!
    Carolyn
    4799 days ago
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