Well, not really. Since becoming diabetic I’m running into a real problem trying to drop the excess weight (and at 330+, there’s quite a bit of excess!). One of the things that’s really frustrating is that there doesn’t seem to be any hard and fast rule about how things work.
Take two nearly identical people, Call ’em Austin and Ben, both are diabetic. Both are overweight by the same amount. They have similar metabolisms and medical histories and they both start the same diet and exercise plan. Several months later Ben has achieved double the weight loss austin managed. Oh, by the way, neither of them cheated on their plans.
How is it that two people who’re all but identical in almost every respect can achieve such widely different results? Why is it that for some, the weight just almost falls off and for another it’s like an uphill battle for every pound and another fight to keep the weight off?
Mostly I’m just rambling here I suppose but the weight loss problem is a real one. Dietary changes that two years ago helped me drop fifty pounds in six months are having little to no effect now and it’s getting easier all the time to wonder why bother when it’s not showing any results.
I don’t suppose I’ll actually quit trying but it’s clear I need to come up with something better. Some way to hold myself accountable for losing that weight and getting into better shape.
[Tags]losing weight, weight loss, exercise, diet, frustration, rant[/tags]