This comment came in reply to my review of my review of Health At Every Size:
I personally belive that living a comfortable life is a way to longevity, so if you believe that you are over-weight, have the determination to loose the extra fat you dont want, you can do it and never loose focus.
Er … I’m confused. I don’t “belive” my life, I live it. And while I can see why having “loose” bits of focus flying around might be bad, I’m not sure how I could have loose parts of my body falling out. I mean, ew.
Besides that, I have a comfortable life. My income is above the median income for my area. We have a nice house, paid-off cars, college educations, a relatively low crime rate, pretty good health, and my job doesn’t carry huge risks of death. More www.TheComfortableLife.com than “comfortably affluent”, but that’s okay with me.
So why would I want to engage in a practice that I know makes me anxious, angry, depressed, frustrated, rebellious and resentful? Especially when every time I have lost weight I have gained it all back? Why should I waste my time making myself crazy? It makes no sense.
The comment continues:
Personal trainer for 5yrs. Check out my sig for more tip you can use to shed that extra fat.
When I was first married, we worked with a personal trainer for 3 months. I increased how much I could lift and learned new techniques for building arm strength around my carpal tunnel issues. I also increased speed & gained endurance on the treadmill. It was much more satisfying than the numerous “get in shape and lose weight” programs I’d been on – because my goals were achievable: stronger, faster, longer. Comparing that very positive & helpful experience with this loser (or should I say “looser”?) is just sad.
(Oh, and his blog has “Loosing that weight is possible” in the header.)