Below is the interview with mrslisaspear, done 25 March 2011 Friday, 13:43:04 your time.
Are you overweight? Or have you ever been overweight?
Yes. I have been overweight most of my life.
If you are overweight, what do you think is the reason FOR YOU?
Bad role models.
What do you think is the reason FOR OTHER OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE?
Feeling like they don't have any control in their lives.
Are you on a diet at the moment?
What does diet mean for you?
a- Not to eat and starve myself.
b- Cutting the calories.
c- Cutting the calories plus increasing the exercise.
d- Getting all the things my body needs with less calories.
e- Getting all the things my body needs with less calories plus increasing the exercise.
f- Eating as usual but increasing the exercise.
g- Healthy life style.
h- Your own definition. Please type.
It means gaining control over my life. I'm tired of letting food and my body boss me around!
Do you expect your diet to be successful, if so why? If not why?
Yes I do. I expect it to be successful because I have already lost 27 pounds. I have done better and had more success than I ever thought was possible. I forgot how strong I really was.
Have you ever managed to lose weight, but then gain again? If yes, why and how did you get back some of the weight?
Yes. This has happened many times before. I stopped making "right" choices and started making "easier" choices. Easier isn't always better.
If you have ever succeeded to achieve your diet goals, what is it that you`ve done right?
Stayed focused and determined. I kept my eyes on the goal and refused to let myself or anyone sway my progress.
Please tell us 3 tips for a successful diet. We are all ears.
Nothing tastes as good as it feels to be thin. We owe it to ourselves and our family to be the best that we can be and it will be hard but I can do it!
If you never managed to get thin until now, why do you think? A criticizing mother? Pizza Hut?
Believing the lies that said I couldn't do it instead of believing that I could.
How should your close ones treat you as a dieter? Should they better be quiet on the subject, or should they push you?
They should encourage me and tell me that I can do it. Try to be respectful of my diet and not try to set me up to fail by eating "junk" in front of me. Help me to help myself.
If you are living with others, how do you handle the problem of you having special diet meals while others have their usual meals?
I have had to isolate myself from them during meal times.
How do you cope with eating less? For some people it really hurts and is like hell. For some others, they enjoy the light feeling. How about you?
I'm on the hcg diet and eating less hasn't been too much of a problem because I'm not hungry.
Could you tell us some diet methods you got involved with that did work.
The hcg diet. It is totally awesome. I never could have done this well on my own.
Where do you stand on the subject of exercise?
I think excercies is great and I enjoy doing it but I never have the time.