I'm not sure how I let it pass. I started my weight loss journey September 20th 2008. One year of dieting just past. Down 60kg and up 24kg in one year and still trying.
I am not particularly good at Batto Jutsu, a Japanese sword art. My Sensei told me that I must think about it as a journey to the top of a mountain. There is no one path to the top. On the journey you must learn to choose between paths that matches your ability. Ability is not in your arms and legs but in your head.
After one year of dieting, blogging and reading I think I have come to a realization that to be successful at dieting one must choose a diet (path) that matches their personality.
I lost 60kg in Okinawa and gained 24 kg traveling in North America. I now realize you must choose a diet (life style) that matches your personality and your immediate environment.
Dieting is not static.