I wrote in the comments on Vickie 's post today...
It is becoming more and more apparent to me that
1) [sustained, permanent] weight loss requires the near to complete elimiation of processed foods,
2) I have never eliminated processed foods from my diet *enough*,
3) I have no idea what my body can handle as far as carbohydrate consumption, and lose weight [consistently],
4) I am slowly, slowly training my HEAD to realize that the way I have been eating the past two days cannot be temporary, and I need to keep learning and working on the food combinations that will work for me,
5) it may take a while before I figure out what those combinations ARE that will allow me lose weight, and
6) There is no diet... there is do, or do not.
I've read it [on Vickie's blog], and I've heard it echoed on Lynn's blog--the line between weight loss and maintenance is razor thin. Half a baked potato, as Frances [Kuffel] told us in her book.
It can be a hard thing to give up all the foods we love. I have felt deprived several times this past weekend, thinking about what I "can't have" anymore. Until I read [Vickie's] story about the zip line. And then I think, are you kidding me? Why would anyone think food is better than flying?