I have never quite understood women's culture. It's like there's a secret society for women and they all understand all the stuff that goes with it but I never did. One of those things is the "going on a diet" thing. I honestly think they really don't ever intend to actually succeed on it. I'll give an example. I told my mom about Primal/Paleo and she was all excited to try a new diet. She emailed her friend from way back to tell her about this great new diet and her friend was all "oh wow, I've been looking for a fun new diet to try." So they were all set to try this great diet but got hung up on the fact that Primal and Paleo don't have specific rules or meal plans. They both just ate as much food as they could, didn't bother trying to go with the spirit of these diets which is that they are for obtaining lasting health, and they didn't lose any weight, so they're like hey, that was fun, what's the next diet to try. I think you see this all the time around here, too. People just think if they eat the allowed foods they'll lose 10lbs when the diet is not for weight loss specifically but for obtaining lasting health. (If you want weight loss, you have to eat less, but Primal/Paleo makes that so much easier to do.) So then it's on to the next thing because they never did bother to understand WHY do you give up vegetables oil and WHY do you give up grains. They just wanted a fun new toy to play with for a while.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Current squat: 160 x 2