If you haven’t fought it you can’t imagine the endless struggle against obesity. For me it’s like something just shuts off and I actually reject concern about my weight or health. When that little window opens I don’t care about my future. Clothes? They’ll aways fit.
I’ve been thinking about my reflection in windows though. There are few things so disheartening for a person who has struggled to lose fifty or more pounds than to catch sight of our reflection in a store-front window and discover that ALL our weight is back. It seems impossible How can that happen?
It happens because obesity is an incurable disease that goes undercover when our weight is controlled. But that doesn’t mean it’s gone. (nodding) It’s there. It will always be there. And sure, we all no that food has calories and if we eat more calories than we use, those calories will be converted to fat. So what?
When you’re obese every day is like a final exam that you have to ace. Eat a little less?
- How much less?
- And what?
- And what about exercise?
- And did you know that you’re probably eating more than you thought even if you’re watching your diet?
- Do you weigh your food?
- What about between meal snacks?
- Is it OK to eat more than 3 meals a day?
These are the sorts of questions we’ll be talking about at Eat4Today. The question might be easy — but the answers certainly aren’t. And this fatty likes talking about food — even if she can’t eat it whenever she wants!