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Can I defeat the Creep?

Saturday, January 02, 2021

COVID, extra stress, extra time with a husband who loves to cook?

Or what seems to be my body's incredibly persistent tenacity in returning to a higher set point than I want.

I really thought I discovered my holy grail when I started the Time Restricted Eating methods. I lost weight and actually reduced my trouble spots and maintained it fairly easily for about 18 months. But the Creep of weight gain seems to have won another round. Sigh ...

Time to shake it up once again. I'm going to have to resist and/or limit these yummy husband creations and explain to him the reason. He's usually supportive so it just needs to be started. And what better time than now?!

If I could share one other emotional hurdle: When I lost weight in my hips and thighs, there were few, if any, compliments and I feel the reason is that the reduction of fat in my upper body and face made me look older.

So, there it is. I've said it out loud. I need to come to terms with the trade-off. Better fitting pants/skirts is worth it. So, there's my "why". On the other hand, Good health overrides vanity. Can I reconcile these two core beliefs!? My challenge for the new year, I think. I already have some ideas.
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    Each of us has to choose when it comes to face over hips. If I were at that place I'd probably choose face - because my hips and flat behind, have never been my issue. That doesn't mean I'm not fighting the creep though.

    Well, honey - we are big girls. We know what to do. Sometimes it's easy. Some times it's hard. But hey - so is tight clothing. It's definitely a case of choosing your hard. I know you can do this.
    128 days ago
  • DALID414
    My bf is a food enabler, too.
    133 days ago
    I feel similarly, that if I lose weight off my belly, my face looks older. I am doing it for my health this time, though, so I hope I can be happy with a lower blood pressure and better lab indicators.
    Good luck!
    133 days ago
    I'm also in your shoes.
    134 days ago
    Kudos on your journey. Loved the subject the creep. Just a suggestion I too when my things out I looked older. So perhaps a change in hair or color might be in order. It worked for me.
    134 days ago
    Let’s go!
    134 days ago
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