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Living in completely different parallel universe weight-wise

I read an article from the Happiness Project with some diet tips (some I agreed with, like keeping a food diary, and others I don’t, like outlawing certain foods), but I needed to spend significant time understanding how this statement could be possible:

Iā€™m about three pounds over where Iā€™d like to be….

Oh, wait, that statement just short-circuited my brain again. Hang on. (Overwhelmed by internal conversation about how such a universe can co-exist with my own, in which three pounds can be a simple daily fluctuation for me, not a goal as it is for her — my goals are measured in 10s and 100s. And please note, I’m just saying this in amazement with perhaps a bit of envy and hope for the future combined with a smidge of bitterness for bite — not in judgment.)

From a comment on that article, I found an interesting link to an article in the Telegraph essentially suggesting a visual, not just written, food diary. Intriguing (and seems much easier to me to do). May have to try that.

Mon, September 8 2008 » Strategy, Useful tools

4 Responses

  1. Sarah September 8 2008 @ 3:20 pm

    In her (?) defense, we should recognize that 3 pounds is probably 3% of her body weight…

    Signed,

    I’m Bitter Even If You’re Not

  2. admin September 8 2008 @ 4:30 pm

    LOL Sarah! I did own a bit of bitterness in my post šŸ˜‰

  3. april September 13 2008 @ 3:21 pm

    I read the same thing on the same blog this week… and was shocked. I know everyone has their own battles – it’s just that mine are about 10x hers, I guess. :)

  4. Alexia September 13 2008 @ 10:49 pm

    At least it’s not just me :-) I was thinking about this again this afternoon thinking, well, if I had thought like that maybe I wouldn’t have gotten to where I got. Or, maybe I just would have been totally neurotic! šŸ˜‰