In the olden days (I love saying that!) when I set my mind to losing weight it fell off me. During both my comp preps I had to "hold" for a period of time because I was getting too lean too quick. It was commented more than once that I always seemed so positive. Coincidence? I think not. I remember vividly one week "putting my foot down" and doing extra cardio at lunchtime and in the afternoon or evening as well as the usual weights and cardio I was doing in the morning in order to shift some extra lard that week only to be rewarded with a measly 0.2 drop on the scales. If it was simply a case of calories in versus calories out then I should have dropped a shit load that week but I didn't. The extra stress I had placed on my body and mind not to mention the exhaustion had me in a negative balance state of affairs and my body said "fuck you". These days it is my mission to continually be POSITIVE with my emotions and bask in the glorious feelings of Joy, Appreciation, Empowerment, Freedom, Love, Passion, Enthusiasm, Eagerness, Happiness, Positive Expectation and Belief and as I feel all of these wonderful emotions the fat is literally falling off me once again.