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Friday, March 13, 2015

Ok SP friends, here is the question of the day.
Are you a weight loss snob????

Well, ok, maybe SNOB isnt the exact word. Expert? Queen of all Knowledge? lol, come up with your own and feel free to share.

Here is the reason I ask.
I often see people on Facebook discussing weight loss. And it usually involves some magic pill, or some clinic who will CURE them of their weight problem in only 30 days, or 60 or 90, whatever their insurance will pay or however much the person is willing to spend.
I have seen people come right out and ask, where can I get this pill or where can I get that pill.
I have friends doing the cleanses.
Power this or power that.
and to be fair, about a third of those actually mention working out, eating healthy, etc.
Most just want to eat the same, never move and just have that magic pill do the trick....POOF!!!!

I am not a snob in this regard, as before discovering SP and before discovering ME, I too was one of the mindless minions, who stood in line, waiting for my miracle.
There is this one in particular, a local, well, lets call it clinic....but we all know better.
Well, they are having a weight off, or weight loss contest I guess is their words.
In the comment section of their page, you can say why you should be the winner of their contest, to LOSE WEIGHT.
Now, they are all but guaranteeing someone, the WINNER, will lose weight.
Before even evaluating this persons health or needs, etc.
I see all these young women, especially young women, talking about how they have an upcoming wedding, reunion, etc.
They just dont get it.
Of course, there are days when I still dont get it either.
I dont get why, I have gained 20 pounds in 2 years, when I was on a weight loss roll....having broke my foot was the setback, but that was 2 years ago, and my foot is now healed and why am I not losing??

That is the 64,000 dollar question.
But everyday, I wake up, and I say, today, today, I will eat healthy, and I wont eat junk and I will exercise.
And for the most part, I do.
I have to own my role, I have been eating alot of fast food the last few months.
Honey having been hurt at work and having surgery in January, has to go 2 days a week to PT and so.....we usually pick up a pizza, or stop for a mc something.
I know I need to get my mind back to 2012!!!!
I often sit here and say, ok, what was i eating then, T H E N.....when I was losing, and lost 70 lbs.
I have a pic of myself standing on the scale, taken on Jan 7th, 2013.
I was at my weight loss LOW number.
I want to get back to that number and then keep on going.
I have to get this going again before I let it go too long to find my way back.
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    Weight loss snob? Exercise snob Losing weight is a huge money making industry! There are as many ways to lose weight as there are people. I'm gonna be the bubble burster.... there is NO magic fairy dust. I haven't found it yet. I have done WW, it worked when I worked it...and then I didn't. I have tried Atkins....I lost weight.... and then gave in to a carb craving that turned into a few month binge. I tried HCG - lost 30 pounds in a very short period of time - gained it all back in a very short period of time. What I didn't try? A lifestyle change. Small changes, one at a time that eventually became lifestyle changes. Why? Because they are hard. Because they take time and I want to be skinny by summer...... I want, but I don't wanna. Sound familiar?

    There is no substitute for eating a healthy balanced diet and daily exercise. It isn't flashy, it isn't quick, it isn't easy... it requires planning, it requires cooking, it requires discipline. Now there is something I need to work on improving!

    I too need to lose weight I regained when I got off track. It isn't easy. However, I did it before and I am able to do it again - if I do the work! You are too!

    We CAN do this. We ARE doing this. If we continue and don't quit, we WILL be healthier (and skinnier).
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    2054 days ago
    I see a lot of this and it really irritates me. Same with skin products that will magically make all your problems go away. There was one a while back that apparently cleared up your skin (no acne), made winkles go away, smoothed your skin, got rid of blemishes, etc. etc. etc. And people were lapping it up. Nothing that claims so much is going to be effective. Same with weight loss programs. Even if it did work, losing 12 inches in 6 weeks is probably not even healthy for your body.
    2054 days ago
  • SOFT_VAL67
    Thank you for the response.
    I agree about WW. I attended meetings for awhile, until the kept upping the weekly fee, and also, moved the meeting 20 miles away.
    They are indeed, NOT for anyone who wants to lose alot of weight and keep it off.
    I have seen people, who they call lifetime members, preach about the wonderfulness of weight watchers, and find out that they lost less than 30 pounds.
    Not that there is anything wrong with losing 30 or 20 or 10, if that is your number.
    But for people, obese people, people with real health issues, ww is NOT the way to go.
    But then again, neither is wls.
    I also was on a 2 year long quest to have wls, until I woke up the morning I was scheduled for surgery and had a bad feeling about it.
    I am so happy I never got out of bed that morning.
    That was the beginning of me getting real.
    Im not saying wls doesnt work for some people. But just like the diet pills, and ww and all other wl programs, if the person isnt willing to work hard and stick with it, they arent going to maintain a healthy weight loss.
    I know the way, and I have done it, but right now, I veered off the path, I can see it from here. And I am trying to make my way back over.
    2054 days ago
  • GORDON66
    Since I am that messed up, I see a therapist who specializes in eating disorders. She is the first person who looked me in the eyes and losing weight is hard. Quite the novel concept wouldn't you say? She also told me that it's not enough to want to lose weight. You have to be willing to work for it. There you go - another novel concept.

    If any of these products really worked, we would all be skinny. Gyms sell tons of memberships knowing that the no-shows will out number those who work out regularly. While the corporation would never say it, Weight Watchers thrives on failures. If there was no return on their dollars, the stockholders wouldn't be happy. Yes, that's right. Weight Watchers is publically traded so there's a lot of money to be made off of desperate people trying to drop pounds. That's why I will never attend a meeting or buy one of their frozen dinners. If Weight Watchers was everything that they want dieters to believe they are, there would be no one with a BMI over 25.


    2054 days ago
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