" For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. " Song of Solomon

January 13, 2008


So many of us who need to lose weight and are not on a diet feel the pressure to do something about our weight. That pressure causes us a lot of angst and looking in the mirror makes us cringe.

In response , in an attempt to feel better, we take the plunge and go on a diet. We have the resolve . We’re committed. We intend to kick some arse.

The pressure and angst that motivated us to respond is now relieved. And all too quickly we find our resolve waning . Soon after we give up.

For awhile we feel good because we are back in touch with our old loves---all those foods that went by the wayside when we were dieting.

But the feel good emotion doesn’t last. The no longer forbidden foods aren’t quite as satisfying. And we find ourselves back to square one. The pressure is on …yet again.

How do we break that cycle? That is what we each must discover for ourselves. Perhaps it lies in our reason for going on a diet. Or perhaps it lies in the method we choose to reduce our weight. Whatever the case may be, until we solve the mystery, we are doomed to repeat the cycle.
"....there have been many times when I have shed bitter tears, when if I had understood the situation better, I would have celebrated my good luck instead."


I am not a doctor and all information, suggestions, etc are my personal opinion only.