Don’t underestimate emotional traumas of past

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Let the season of overeating start.

Who am I kidding? For me that season started a very long time in the past, and has by no means subsided.

By means of the years, I’ve touched a number of occasions on my, ahem, largely unsuccessful efforts to drop a few pounds.

Theodore Decker:As soon as extra upon the size

These efforts have been, not less than by way of sustainability, for naught. Relating to the ups and downs of weight reduction, my story is usually up, up, up. I’ve come to contemplate it a minor victory to only maintain regular.

However you already know all this. If there had been a major weight-loss victory in my life, you would be a special headshot for this column.

Columbus Dispatch metro columnist Theodore Decker

Any time I’ve written about my weight, I obtain a crush of emails from readers who’re going by way of or have gone by way of the identical. Their suggestions tends to be variety and unflaggingly optimistic, and so they share insights they’ve gleaned that is likely to be of some assist.

In that spirit, I lately made a private discovery. It isn’t earth-shattering by any means, and in a basic sense, it already had been identified to me greater than as soon as. However I am hoping this discovery may show helpful to me due to the way in which it unfolded, and perhaps to a few of you as we enter this party-platter interval.

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