The Significance of the Big Three O

29 Jan

yo-yo-dieting-not-all-badNo, I didn’t just turn 30. I’m turning into a freaking dieting yo-yo. I’ve lost 30 pounds and gained 30 pounds at least 30 times over the last 30 years. What the bleep is the problem? I’m fat, then skinny; fat, then skinny; and fat, then skinny over and over again. I end up regaining the same disgusting 30 pounds, and of course at a much faster pace than it took to lose the pounds. Why can’t I keep these 30 pounds of blubber off? I’m not depressed. I’m not stressed. Come to think of it I’m a pretty happy lady. So, am I doomed to vacillate between plus 30 pounds and negative 30 pounds for the next 30 years too?

I lose the weight easily. I stick to a diet no matter the restrictions. Keeping it off is the conundrum. I can’t pretend I don’t know the culprit — it’s right before my eyes. The second — or is it 30 seconds ­­– I step on the scale and see I’ve reached my goal weight, it’s like I’ve hit the chow-down lottery. I’m back to Glutton-ville — downing pints of Häagen Dazs, popping almonds and pecans, and eating fine dark chocolate like it’s my last day on Earth. And what happens — 30 days later the weight starts creeping up full speed ahead. And I have the audacity to be surprised as the lever on the scale is moved toward the 30-pound gain mark.

So here I am today on another diet to lose 30 pounds. And as usual, I’ll swear for the 30th time that I won’t regain a new 30 pounds.

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Posted by on January 29, 2013 in Health


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2 responses to “The Significance of the Big Three O

  1. jumbledwriter

    January 30, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Wishing you luck to find that balance between the two lives. It is not easy. Like you said, it is easy to lose weight (easier) and easy to gain weight, but trying to find a way to turn off both switches and remain neutral requires a total change of lifestyle.

  2. Lisa

    February 2, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Why on earth did you use a photo of me!!!


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