The title of this blog comes from an article I read almost three years ago. The article, by Kelly Crowe of CBC News, states, “Only about five percent of people who try to lose weight ultimately succeed, according to the research. Those people are the outliers, but we cling to their stories as proof that losing weight is possible.”
I read this after I had successfully lost a lot of weight and had recently began running on a regular basis. I freaked out about it. After all, what hope do I have of maintaining the weight loss if indeed only the rare few are even biologically able to do so.
I guess my resolve became to prove that I could be one of the few–an outlier. It has been 5 years since I lost a considerable amount of weight. My goal remains the same–to stay on this course and successfully stay fit, healthy and active.
My specific goal with the blog is to document how I got here and how I intend to stay here. It is written for an audience of one–me. It is public; however, to encourage anyone else who may want join me.
Here is a link to the article I mentioned. http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/obesity-research-confirms-long-term-weight-loss-almost-impossible-1.2663585