Finding the Fit

From Fat to Fit to Fab!!

Dieting Makes People Fat

Day 1

Weight 217

I’m down 3 lbs since last night when I had my moment of reckoning. I’m not surprised, I weighed myself at the end of the day and with clothes on (no shoes). This morning I weighed myself naked and on an empty stomach.

Being naked is not fun when you are fat.

Losing 3 lbs on the first day of a diet is a good way to start. It’s encouraging and motivating. If I can lose 3 lbs in one day I can lose a little each day.

What I’m starting is not a diet. It’s a way of life. I know this. I know this so well it should be tattooed on my inner thigh — the jiggly part — though, I would never be able to get a tattoo there when I am this fat.

I know that any weight loss program has got to be a way of life for me. I have to make changes if I want to lose weight and keep it off. And there’s the rub — it’s easy enough to lose weight but it’s hard as hell to keep it off.

I’ve lost weight so many times I can’t even keep count. I’ve lost weight to get married, after a baby was born, when I got divorced (that was the easiest way ever) and when I wanted to get someone’s attention. I’ve lost weight in a healthy way and in many not so healthy ways.

The bottom line is I have crappy habits when it comes to eating and exercising. Sure, I have a thyroid disorder but I’ve been on hormone replacement for decades. I don’t think I can blame my glands anymore.

Dieting inherently makes you fat because at some point you are going to stop dieting and go back to your old eating habits.

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