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Weight Loss Maintenance, It’s the Pits

Posted Sep 05 2010 2:00am

The pit of my stomach tells me much more about my feelings than it does about hunger for food. I am finding this as I concentrate on keeping off the 36 pounds I have lost.

I’ve tended to interpret those weird stirrings deep down as a constant need for food, but I know now that can’t always be right; no one is hungry twenty-four hours a day.

I want to get into the dieters hall of fame. That is where women go who lose weight for good. To become a member of that exclusive club, I now ask myself many times a day:

        “Who’s talking, the pit of my stomach— or the pit of my heart?”

What a loaded question. But you see, this is indeed the question now. It is no longer a question of following a diet word for word, ounce for ounce, calorie for calorie, because the extra weight is gone. I don’t need a diet any more.

I’ve got my before and after photos, and there’s a spectacular change, anyone can see that. But it’s only the outside part of the story, not what counts at this point, which is the inside, the deepest part.



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