Why am I still the exception to the rule?
"Eat less, exercise more" doesn't really work
From the start, I was the biggest kid in every school photo. While other kids in my neighborhood dreamed of going to Disney, I dreamed of going to fat camp. By the time I was 10 I'd already lost and gained weight a dozen times.
No matter where I turned, the message was clear: eat less, exercise more, and you'll lose weight. Then, just stick to a reasonable maintenance plan, and you won't gain it back. But no matter how hard I tried to eat less and exercise more, I just couldn't seem to lose weight. The few times I did, I couldn't maintain it.
In fact, until I started focusing on why and how I made certain food- and other self-care-related decisions, every time I tried to lose weight I ended up heavier on the other side. In fact, before I shifted my focus, the more intense my effort to lose weight, the quicker I gained it back.
And I was in the process of proving that for the last time in 2004, the same year The Biggest Loser started airing.