System Failure

I apologize. I stayed up late after a really long and busy day to type a post for you guys, and WordPress ate it. They appear to be having some technical difficulties. Needless to say, it’s taking all of my willpower not to throw my laptop out a window right now.

It was about this article by the NY Times’ Tara Parker-Pope about weight loss and how hard or impossible it is. It’s hair-pullingly frustrating for several reasons, but also heart-breaking to hear her own struggles with her weight. Her defeatist attitude of acceptance is positively maddening when she clearly hasn’t exhausted her options. If she had, she’d be able to peer out from the curtain of CW and see that the same system causing the problems can’t offer solutions. The cure for Wheat Thins isn’t more Wheat Thins in a 100 calorie snack pack.

Sorry y’all. I don’t have it in me to stay up for another two hours to re-do it, I’m already so sleep deprived and I really should work on my sleep hygiene. I’ll have a recipe for you on Thursday and then be back as usual (hopefully!) next Tuesday with a one-year anniversary post wrap-up. Yup, it’s been one year and I’m looking forward to many more.

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6 Responses to “System Failure”

  1. Happy New Year to you, Karen! I’m sorry for your problems with WordPress. Yes, very frustrating. I loved your comment “The cure for Wheat Thins isn’t more Wheat Thins in a 100 calorie pack”. Amen! I have decided I’m going back on my Whole30 just like in October. I’ve had a great experience since our Whole30 ended back in November, but, truth be told, I felt better on the Whole30 than any other time. I again thank you for being the bee in my bonnet! All the best to you!

    • Wow! That’s great that you feel revved up for more! I’m still traumatized. ;)

      • You have quite the sense of humor, you. :) Truth be told, I felt the very best on the Whole30. Which means I probably have had gluten and dairy issues for who knows how long? I thought I missed ice cream, but it turns out I really didn’t. Here’s to a healthy new year!

  2. I love the phrase “post diet syndrome.” Restricting calories will simply damage ones body and metabolism, and lead to weight regain. Intentionally losing weight means spending the rest of your life in pursuit of that goal. The reason why Primal and Paleo styles work is that it becomes easier to eat this way (I.e. eating in a satisfying manner with stable blood sugar levels, and without constant hunger), but if calories are restricted too much, the same metabolic damage can occur.

  3. Yeah… I’ve had this happen to me WAY too many times! Now I just write in a text editor and copy and paste into WordPress once it’s ready to rock! :-)

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