The Salina Journal Thursday, January 30,1986 Page? Ueaders Ex-fatties reveal diet secrets Page Stark John Page and Charles Stark are the newly elected chairman and vice chairman of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Advisory Council. Ralph Dent is the 1986 secretary. New members elected to three- year terms are Phyllis Anderson, Earl Carr, Richard J. Courter, Harry Robinson and Shirley Warnow. Edward M. Boyce is the new council representative from the Kansas Wesleyan board of trustees, sponsor of the Saline County RSVP. Computer aids textile designers By The New York Times NEW YORK — The computer, which might seem alien to textile designers, is, in fact, becoming a useful tool to them. Quitters, weavers and tapestry makers are finding it valuable because it handles some repetitive processes, freeing them for conception and execution. According to Robert Bishop, director of the Museum of American Folk Art, "The computer gives you flexibility and swiftness in terms of design that you could never achieve by doing it yourself." Bishop says he thinks this will mean "a revolution in American textile design because any skillful professional designer is going to be able to significantly expand his or her visual capability in a short period of time." The computer, he continued, "will let large numbers of people do an infinite number of designs, but it still will not teach them taste. "It is the understanding of what good design is that enables one to be a successful designer," he said. SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For Meryl Ross, the dieting "moment of truth" came when she moved in with her fiance. Marian Unger's "critical moment" came from being fat and alone. Both — though each is a fictitious name — represent stories and the lessons learned by scores of others like them cited in a report by Dr. Susan Olson, a Scottsdale psychologist, and her brother, Dr. Robert Colvin, formerly chairman of behavioral sciences at Southern Illinois University. Ross says her fiance fondly referred to her 30 pounds of extra girth as "Reubenesque" but that she knew she wanted to change. A secret eater, she says it was either hide the candy in the bathroom hamper or go straight. She says self pride led her to choose the path toward slimness, and nine years later she's still married and still minus the 30 pounds she lost. Unger says her key decision came after she had managed to pack 177 pounds on her 5-foot-6 frame. One night after the family left her alone in the kitchen to do the dishes, she broke down in tears. "I was mad because I looked so bad and I didn't like myself and nobody was going to fix any of it for me," she said. Olson and Colvin say their subjects show the road to permanent thinness begins with the crucial passage from self-delusion to self-honesty. To learn how their subjects managed to take it off and keep it off, the pair interviewed more than 100 people in the Phoenix metropolitan area who lost an average of 53 pounds and maintained the loss for an average of six years. "There are techniques common to all the winners we studied," Olson said. "These successful dieters have told us how they did it, and we've culled what worked from them to tell others how they can achieve the same results." The resultant book, "Keeping It Off," offers not a set of dieting prescriptions, but rather a set of principles and passages, it seems. "We don't tell people how to diet but rather what worked for others and why," said Olson. 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That "predictable pattern," the authors say, begins with stopping the vicious cycle, the "critical moment" when every fatty said squarely: "I've got a problem. I'm the only one who can do something about it. I'm ready to tackle it." In the next phase, starting the positive spiral, the dieters found through trial and error a regimen that worked best for them individually. The authors say two concepts are crucial here — ownership and small wins. Successful dieters created their own eating plans and took charge of their weight loss. They discovered positive reinforcement comes in small steps. Phase 3 was one of learning to deal with success. When each dieter finally broke through the fat cocoon into the real world, the authors found, it meant taking on new challenges beyond losing weight - exercise, dating, career changes, for instance. And the final phase was that of maintenance. The authors say some will be surprised to learn that the successful dieters found this to be the easiest stage — because they had learned weight loss is a means to accomplishment in other areas of life, not an end in itself. They no longer worried about food. The authors also examine such areas as the "guarantees of failure" and how to overcome them. Their only specific diet suggestions are that the dieters cut out sugar and fat. Also examined are such special problems as being carboholics, chocoholics, drinkoholics, sneakers and bingers — and how to overcome those problems. And the bottom line in permanent weight loss, the authors say, is "ownership" — having one's own Uniform award NEW YORK (AP) — The Tulare Union High School Redskin Band of Tulare, Calif., has been named the grand national winner of the 1985-86 Best Dressed Band Awards Program. The Best Dressed Band Awards, now in its fourth year, is open to all public schools, colleges and organizations. 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