Originally Posted by MeyerIsBack
I will stop outwardly agreeing with you if you come back to the good guys.
Just an FYI. I have been in pretty good shape most of my adult life. I had a baby 21 months ago. She had trouble sleeping because of a multitude of minor health issues. In an effort to keep up with her needs, I neglected myself and put on about 25 pounds. Your posts on this forum were instrumental in me getting back in shape. I really am thankful for your input.
I'm very happy to hear that. Is it possible that your current weight is closer to your natural weight ? If you were a good deal less active than usual - and if your eating was a bit disjointed - I can see where that might be the case.
I'm now partial to the setpoint theory, or something like it, which presupposes that the body is hardwired to maintain a particular weight range, within 10-15 pounds for most.
My personal experience is that my weight fluctuates five pounds, skinny as I am, based on activity level or if I binge for a bit.
But I've come to my senses on believing that people can just lose any amount of weight they wish and keep it off via willpower. Refer to the National Weight Control Registry to read about the ends that people typically go to to maintain weight-loss of thirty pounds or more for as little as a year.
There are some who believe you can systematically ratchet your setpoint down, but it strikes me as a bit of quackery.
Is it sad that people can't significantly change their shapes ? Or is it sad that people cannot be happy with the basic shapes they were essentially born with due to arbitrary cultural norms ?