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Old 08-18-2012, 05:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks, Ron! And thanks for the link to - I hadn't found it. I am NOT going to compete in bodybuilder competitions, but it is interesting to read the transformation stories. I think one of the psychological impediments to fat loss is resistance to becoming "smaller." I, at least, feel at some level that my social power becomes diminished when I am viewed as a "small woman." (My profession is one that traditionally was done only by men.) So I tend to stall when I lose enough to not be perceived as "fat" when wearing clothes. ("Fat woman" has no social power.) Focusing on building muscle and physical power counters that sense of diminution.
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