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November 11, 2013


I read your blog fairly regularly, but never comment. I just had to say that I've had a lot of conversations surrounding this topic lately. I am a walking billboard for those who work diligently to get the weight off and have had zero luck. I have been committed for nearly two years now to working out 5-6 days a week and eating good foods. I don't have a "perfect" diet (but who does?) on a daily basis, but I am always well within what I should be according to doctors info, various charts, etc when it comes to number of calories. I dropped some weight initially (most likely due to the fact that I stopped eating fast food and started a workout routine again), but for over a year now, I have lost nothing. Not one stinkin' pound. I don't just go for walks either (which is a perfectly acceptable form of working out - don't get me wrong). My workouts are intense... from kickboxing to running sprints to distance cycling. One would think that 12-20 hours a week of exercise, combined with a solid, well-rounded diet would eventually lead to weight loss, but it hasn't. I have plenty to lose too, so it's not for lack of pounds to be lost. No doctor has yet been able to give me any sort of reason - but they do like to give me the same response of "I don't know what to tell you... YOU'RE body is just getting too many calories." I am completely convinced that not everyone has a body that responds to a simple math equation, and it's not always as simple as calories in vs calories out. I have come to the conclusion, however, that I need to just accept the person I am and know that I am incredibly strong, even if the fat doesn't seem to want to leave my body. I would not personally consider surgery because I don't see how it would benefit me (though I know there are those it does help in some instances). I don't have a self-control problem... I have a problem with the "math" that doctors, nutritionists, and others want to use that don't seem to apply to my body.

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