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I could not sleep last night. I went to bed around 1 am, woke up about 5:30 and could not get back into it. I was a bit sore, had extra work this week, so maybe I overdid things a bit (what, me?).

Of course, sleep, along with food, exercise, economic class, health, medications, drinks, sombreros (yes, sombreros, if you're referring to the drink made with Kahlua and cream), and just everything nowadays is related to obesity.

Let's talk over the orange vapor, shall we?

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Some days, I get overwhelmed, and not by the events in the larger world, either. It's often just by the constant stream of "information" when it comes to weight loss, maintenance, and general fitness. Let's be honest here, can one night of missed sleep really make me get the fats again? Probably not. Not only do I have you to hold me accountable, but the fact that I worked so hard to lose, the new clothes I love, the husband, the family, and how good I've felt all will keep me on track.

Weight loss and maintenance don't have to be that hard, do they? I don't think the latest weight loss news has to change things that much for me. Or for you. If what you're doing actually works for you, that won't stop because a limited study funded 98% of the time by industry shows that it doesn't.

So today I'm giving everyone on the Internets and off them permission to ignore the latest studies, the supplement just coming on the market, the gurus and gadgets coming out to make your life "easier" by doing something you can already do with a kitchen knife.

However, I would encourage you to do searches of random works plus obesity. The results can surprise you! I didn't know there was such a thing as a sombrero drink. I hope it's served with a big hat covering it. 'Cause that would be awesome.

143 on the scale today. But no worries. I did 55 minutes of walking yesterday at 4.5 miles per hour...see why I got tired? :) Hope all is well in your world.

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