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  •  good diary (6+ / 0-)

    Some thin people seem to think that all it takes is "will power" to lose weight. They don't realize that, with many heavy people, there are physiological reasons why we're heavy.  Microbes in my gut telling me to eat, eat, eat.... having to tell myself, "no" to food hundreds of times a day, perhaps thousands of times per day.  

    I don't know how you succeed in flying.  When I was heavy, not even obese, the seats were just too small, and the leg room not sufficient. I have long legs.

    •  I dont have to worry about the long dimension (4+ / 0-)
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      Wee Mama, debbieleft, bloomin, Brimi

      Just the wide - specifically the thigh dimension.  I have lost 5 sizes is how I do it!!  And that was only because I went on a low sodium diet after finding out I had an adrenal disorder of the sex steroid enzymes.  I can't metabolize sodium properly and it causes me to gain weight at a frightening rate.

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      by louisev on Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 07:54:11 AM PDT

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    •  Will power (3+ / 0-)
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      Wee Mama, debbieleft, bloomin

      Some thin people seem to think that all it takes is "will power" to lose weight.

      One time years ago, my thin mother-in-law said that to me: "If you just wouldn't put it in your mouth, you'd lose weight." Obviously, I'm still stewing over that remark.

      My husband comes from a line of normal-weight people. Nobody in their family is overweight. I don't have those awesome genetics; ancestors on both sides of my family were obese, and there's NO way she can understand what I'm dealing with in my effort to lose weight.

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