SP Premium
350,000-499,999 SparkPoints 374,508

Be a Detective

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

This last week has been another crazy week. I had two of my grandkids for the full week. Their parents are in the midst of trying to sell their house and buy another one. My SIL's new job is 3 hours away, so he has been staying there during the week. My daughter's car is in the shop etc etc. They were supposed to close last Friday, but couldn't and the closing was moved to this next Friday, but who knows.

We were supposed to have moved them this last weekend, so I had kept the weekend free. So, when they didn't I had a good restful weekend. Slept late and took naps both days. Other than going church Saturday night we stayed home and was lazy.

One of the things that I have been learning on this journey is that I am unique in my metabolism and that I need to be a detective to figure out what works for me.

"Weight loss/body change is not linear, predictable or fair. You should ask yourself where you ever got that idea in the first place. It's not baking a cake, it's building a body. Your metabolism could care less what you find comfortable or "doable." it responds and reacts when the right inputs are put in place. Those inputs are different for everyone. Take 100 people and give them the exact same cookbook recipe for weight loss and what will happen? Some will get some results, others will see no change and still others will be worse off because the "recipe" threw their metabolism so out of whack they were unable to control hunger or cravings or find any balance at all. If you want body change you need to realize it's not like baking a cake. Just because you know a friend who got good results eating Paleo and doing weight training does not mean that will work for you. You may require a lot of walking and a low fat diet. It's up to you to first understand this and next begin the detective work to master your own metabolism. Again, you are not making brownies, you are building a body. Whether that is convenient or not is not a concern for your metabolism. Become the detective, stop being the dieter. Stop following rules, meal plans, recipes, food lists and workout schedules. Those are tools that should be used as a starting guide only otherwise they become a crutch and obstacle to body change" Dr. Jade Teta, Facebook 10/20/15
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Makes sense! You'll figure it out and leave us all in the dust! hehe No really, I have faith you will find the right answers for you!! (((HUGS)))
    1827 days ago
    True. Not giving up is the most important thing you can do.
    1828 days ago
    Good info!! I can't wait to get the book!!
    Hope the house stuff goes smoothly & soon!!
    1828 days ago
    That makes a lot of sense Carrie. Keep on keeping on and you will find the correct recipe for you. emoticon
    1828 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.