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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Monday, November 14, 2011

If You Don't Want a Sarcastic Answer, Don't Ask a Rhetorical Question...

Two separate women (who don't know each other) both asked me the same question this past week.

Are you ready for the question?

Here goes:

"Do you find it easy to maintain your weight loss?"



I tried not to laugh at these ladies when they asked this question.

I tried to keep a straight face.  I tried really, really, hard.  But I couldn't.  I cracked a smile both times.

I'm sure that you can guess what my response to this question was...


It's not easy.

Actually, it's a lot of work.   But of course, I follow it up with a "it's worth it."  'Cuz it is.

How would you respond to that lovely question?


  1. I still have the fear that the LB is somehow a fluke for me but my bigger fear (if, er I mean when I get to goal) is maintaining. I'll have to remember this post and the pic you posted. :)

  2. I would have answered the same way... its hard to lose weight but even harder to keep it off!

  3. I would have laughed, too. Pfft. Even just getting into the "I need to stop trying to lose and start maintaining" mindset will probably be hard for me.

  4. I would have just looked at them and said "do you find it easy to maintain yours"?

    Really, there is nothing easy about staying healthy and working out! It is commitment and it takes time and energy!

    Gotta love some people....DO YOU NEED A SIGN....LOL

  5. It is definitely hard. We have to keep our eyes on the goal. If I get cocky about any of it, then I'm going to probably start gaining. Not good.

  6. I usually say that it's pretty easy. BUT, if I actually take the time to think about it, it's only easy for me because I work out so much, keep my fill at a good level, and am conscientious about what I eat. Those things have become second nature to me -- but it takes work to make sure I fit in my workout time and to force myself to go when I'm tired or just don't feel like it.

  7. Er, so what I was saying is that it requires a lot of effort, even though it doesn't feel hard to me. Does that make sense?

  8. I have to show this to my husband because he had a thing for Linda Carter when he was younger!

    On the stupid question topic...how about this one. "How long do you have to eat like this?".
    My answer is usually "Until I decide I want to be fat again".

  9. I think I agree with Catherine's sentiment. Now that I work out and eat in a certain way, it is easier for me than it was say, a couple of years ago. It certainly isn't easy, but it is doable.

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