Re: Musings on Random Musings
Quite true. A few months ago, I decided to alter my eating habits - generally eating less, and working to stick to low-fat high-nutrient foods. My goal is to stay on this new plan for pretty much forever. I'm trying not to think of it as a diet so much as a more reasoned approach to eating. So far so good.
My main problem with dieting has been that I had no issues with my size. My doctor said I was healthy and had no real reason to lose weight, and I just generally liked being a bit more massive. Until I got into my twenties, I was severely underweight, and hated it. Once I began to put on weight, I started feeling a lot better about myself. As long as I kept reaonably fit I was reaonably happy.
But, there are other factors. As my kids have been getting older, I've been spending more time playing sports with them, and to be able to keep up, I need to lose some mass. I'm also hoping that I'll have a few less aches and pains to deal with, and hoping to feel a bit more energetic. I've had a fairly stellar year at work and I want to keep the momentum going.
A bunch of people at my office have scored some MAJOR successes with Weight Watchers. I think our office, collectively, has lost about 30% of its total mass in the last two years. I'm not doing this personally, but it does seem that it can work for a lot of people.