I did an experiment in 2009. I had for my new year's resolution that I would NOT diet. The idea was I'd learn to eat the right amount of food for my body, be lovely and self-controlled and come to a new and mature place of balance.
I gained 30 pounds this past year. Yay, me! (I know EXACTLY how I did it...yum! Late night nachos, too much red winea nd way way too many cookies. You know, the big ones from Panera. Starbucks: also a problem. You get the idea.)
And yes, I went to the endocrinologist to get all those nice happy tests done that would prove that none of the weight gain was really my fault.
Result: All tests normal. So, not thyroid, not bad hormones. Just too much food.
So, I guess I know what my new year's resolution is going to be for 2010 and it's NOT going to be NOT dieting. He he he.