Final Blow

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Final Blow
(Continued from Common Journey) Settling for the Inevitable After that, I more or less gave up trying to lose weight, except for seeing an endocrinologist because I was still convinced I had hypothyroidism. That turned out to be the case, but rather than lose ten pounds immediately when I started medication (like my daughter had), […]
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Common Journey

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Common Journey
(Continued from Mad as Hell) Fast-forward 35 years. Through countless episodes of yo-yo dieting, I managed to go from a reasonably healthy 125 pounds on a 5’3″ frame to nearly 200. Now, I’m not stupid. I researched as much as possible before starting on any diet. But my research was based on changing trends in what […]
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I’m Mad as Hell

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I’m Mad as Hell
(with apologies to Network, the movie) I’m the mother of four adult children. Until I got pregnant with my first child, I was a healthy woman whose weight seldom fluctuated. I considered my diet to be healthy, as I followed the guidelines periodically published by the FDA. What I didn’t know then and didn’t learn […]
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