September 18, 2012 by Vicki
I have decided that I need to diet and lose some weight. I did not decide to lose weight to attempt to look like the girls on the magazine covers. I decided to lose weight because I am concerned about my health at my current weight. My fiance recently suffered a cardiac episode which the doctors link to his weight. This scared me into realizing that we need to change our lifestyles and diet.
The difficulty arises from my overwhelming chocolate and sugar cravings. Honestly, they can keep me awake when I am trying to go to sleep. They make me bitchy as all hell and absolutely no fun to live with. So my question that I put out to my readers is what is the solution? I’ve tried eating fruits but they only help so far. I’ve tried only having moderate intake of chocolate and sugars but my idea of moderate is way off the scale. If it’s in the house, I have come to realize, then I will eat it.
Also, what diet is safe and healthy to follow? We have tried Atkins and it made both of us feel sick. I have tried Slimfast and never lost enough to make it worthwhile. Right now, I am focusing on just removing the crap: pop, chocolate, candy, chips, cookies, etc. Beyond that, I confess to being stumped. What is the deal with exercise? Some people tell me that exercise won’t help you lose weight. Others tell me that it is essential to exercise in order to lose weight. So what’s the correct answer?
Why do we have so many myths surrounding diet? Are we really so obsessed by body image that we have to create myths to support the obsession? I understand that the human body can only healthily support a certain amount of weight. It makes complete sense to me. I don’t understand why we have creaated an entire establishment surrounding diet. I also fear that the movie Wally is correct and we will eventually all become blobs on wheelchairs with no awareness of what is going on around us. Any input to these questions would be greatly appreciated as I start again on that famous merry-go-round that is dieting.