[Sca-cooks] sugar problems

Elaine Koogler ekoogler1 at comcast.net
Sat Aug 5 12:12:53 PDT 2006

Tom Vincent wrote:
> If they really do eat less calories than they burn, they *must* lose 
> weight.  Math doesn't lie. 
> They're either really eating more than they fess up to, or not really 
> burning as many calories as they think.  There's simply no other 
> possibility.
> Genetics may have something to do with it, but it doesn't change the 
> laws of either physics or math.
> Duriel
I'm not saying that math lies, but what I believe happens with me when I 
try to diet is that my body sort of adjusts how it burns calories...and 
I have had this verified, by the way, by a nutritionist.  The idea is 
that when I cut back on calories, the old "bod" says, "Oh, she's taking 
in fewer calories, so I'll modify how I burn those calories"  I even had 
one doctor who was so convinced that my weight loss was due to my 
cheating, that he required that, for 48 hours, I consume nothing but one 
8 oz can of V-8 juice 6 times a day.  He guaranteed that I would lose 
several pounds.  As it turns out, I didn't lose an ounce.

I'm sticking to the diet now to the point that my glucose levels range 
usually from 20 - 40 below what the doctor and the diabetes specialist 
tell me it should be.  However, though I am losing a little in the way 
of size, I've been stuck on a weight plateau for the past two 
weeks...haven't lost an ounce.  Sigh.  Hopefully Pennsic and all of the 
running around there will kick start it again.

My lord, don't be so judgmental  of those of us who are overweight.  I 
have fought my weight all my life...stopping smoking caused a serious 
weight gain as did chemotherapy for breast cancer.   Even if I lose all 
of the weight I gained from both events, I still won't be a small 
person...the smallest dress size I've been able to get into as an adult 
was a size 11 when I was a senior in College...and I was skinny!!


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