What you're describing is natural aging and our inability to accept, less is more. A perfect example of this is "retirement". If you believe it's about money and you don't have enough (who does?) than you'll drive yourself harder no matter what nature is telling you...In other words, you can't stop menopause just because you still need 10 more years before your pension kicks in.
On the other hand, if you think of retirement as "simplification" and fewer "priorities", you can retire when you're 20. That "craziness" you describe is the "imbalance" that afflicts everyone with health issues. Your present lifestyle is not in "balance" with your basic natural instincts (to feel better). Thus, you may think you're doing everything "healthy" but if you've given up nothing in terms of priorities, your body will continue to fight you at every turn.
Education is a time consuming and deliberate act of will and discipline. If it's not a priority, and you believe that weight loss can be "treated", well, I guess "craziness" can be a tolerable way to live.View Thread
factsprovider, What a beautiful Christmas sentiment! Give the X-mas gift to your children that shows you care...A hypodermic needle filled with fertility drug! Do you have any recommendations on how to wrap this?View Thread
From my perspective, I've never understood the "mania" and "frenzy" associated with weight loss. Why the importance of losing the weight so "fast"? Why the weird fixation on speed? Why this unsettling, yet, unmistakeable OCD "speak" on this board?
Do you ever notice why half the posts, here, conclude with asking you to "visit this site" or "click on this link", then, buy this product? It's because advertisers/predators know the vast majority will eventually quit and give up and, when that happens, that's when people buy...just about anything!
It makes me wonder. Maybe this epidemic of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes has nothing to do with junk diets, too many calories or lack of exercise, at all? Maybe, it's all about stress and our refusal to "let off the gas and get off at the next exit". If weight loss is about getting "healthy", how can it be a stressful process, too?
I mean, isn't that what got your sss, here, in the first place?View Thread
Every story of successful, long term weight loss I've read in the last 20 years includes 2 things: a diet rich in whole foods and plenty of daily movement. My suggestion to you would be to get yourself a pedometer to quantify your movement, everyday, find a comfortable an enjoyable distance you can move, everyday, then ingrain the "habit".
Forget about losing weight and just walk, everyday.
Once you've built a solid base of muscle over a few months, then, slowly build your "new" diet. Don't rush! Brick by brick, little by little, drop processed food in exchange for a whole, raw food eating style. There is nothing manic about this most critical process. The more deliberate and methodical, the better...
I've walked 6 miles (13K steps),daily, for many, many years and I've lost zero weight but my measurable metabolics are, all, on the money. In the words of my doctor, I'm "as healthy as a mule". I've been married 25 years and I'd love to celebrate our 50th, someday. As we age, life, clearly, life becomes an energy play. Those who have "it" can stay together and those that don't, grow weary and quit. This is why I'm in "training", now. The stakes get higher but the rewards grow greater, too. It's hard to have a strong mind without a strong body. We'll need, both, if we want to get to 50! Hope the same for you and yours. Good luck!View Thread
First, there was Cyclamates. But, after 10 years, they found it caused cancer in lab rats. Then, came good ol' Saccharin. But, the poor lab rats didn't care for that stuff much, either. Now, Aspartame, Sucralose, and Acesulfame Potassium (aka "Ace K") is what's for dinner. Not only did diet soda not accomplish what it was originally designed to do (obesity and diabetes) but, now, we're the lab rats.
With these recent reports on diet soda and "socially responsible" (lol) Taco Bell eliminating "Kids Meals" from their menu, at what point will people say..."I think maybe someone's trying to pull a fast one..."
Do I think diet soda is bad?
No. As Coke & Pepsi, I'm sure, will someday say, "Diet Soda doesn't kill people; People kill people."View Thread
In 2012,the FDA and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have issued seven letters to companies warning them that they are selling illegal homeopathic HCG weight-loss drugs that have not been approved by FDA, and that make unsupported claims.Living on 500 calories a day is not only unhealthy—it's hazardous, according to FDA experts. View Thread
Sugar cravings are a hormonal reaction to your present diet. If you want to stop the "cravings", you need to change the chemical dynamics going down, inside. There's, essentially, two ways to do this, safely...
MBZ802, that's a good suggestion about walking with friends and family. It makes walking a lot more fun. Unfortunately, from my years of experience, walking with people, rarely lasts. So, I walk with a dog(s), instead. Dogs never tire of walking.
I once had a dog that, despite losing the use of both hind legs, still, begged me to workout every AM. He would cry in agony (& wake up the neighbors) if I went out the door without him. I tried pushing him in carriage but, eventually, broke down and got him a doggy wheelchair. After 14 incredible years, together, he finally gassed two years ago...I cried for a week, myself! I have new dogs, now, and they go crazy for our twice daily walks.
If you really want a walking buddy that will give you "support", get yourself a dog (that can last at least 2 - 3 miles). I promise, if you walk your dog, everyday, you'll receive so much "support", you'll be sorry you ever asked! Good luck!View Thread