Wednesday, April 18, 2012
In the morning I sit having my coffee reading articles or blogs or just writing. As of lately I find myself rolling my eyes more and more. Over the years people (family and friends) have had concerns over my weight for as far back as I can remember. With every new fad diet or surgical procedure that was introduced to society I had one of these well intention heart felt conversations over what i should be doing to lose this weight. Some of my favorites ... my mom when i was i guess 11 or 12 would fix me green beans and thin steaks for dinner she was convinced that this was the way to lose weight no carbs what so ever lol... i guess i was about 18 when i was introduced to the starvation diet ... less than six hundred calories a day ... in my twenties ... it was constant walking eat whatever you want but walk and walk and walk .... entering into the thirties it was the almighty Atkins diet ... really that one almost killed me ... This is when my doctor told me that I was hurting myself trying all this fad dieting ... you are what i call a healthy fat person ... imagine that really ... he said that i had to realize i would never be a size two and accept that.... By the mid thirties the surgery was coming in to play oh everyone thought i should jump on the gastric bypass ban wagon but to be honest I am petrified of any kinda surgery where they have to cut into my stomach, My mom died of colon cancer that had spread once they opened up her abdomen to remove the tumor ... so i have never realistically considered surgery, In the world that we live in we want everything right now right this minute instant gratification well guess what you don't always get what you want. I am so sick of looking at thin people telling me to take this pill, oh yea the sprinkle on the food now that one kills me lol I am tired of people promoting surgeries like gastric bypass, the lap band, some called POSE Really weight loss is not suppose to be easy, in my opinion if it were then it would not last think about it all the things in your life the ones that meant the most are the ones that you had to dig in fight for.I have figured out how i got to this size it was easy let me tell you .... it took a plate a fork little exercise and bad choices ... So now let me tell you how the weight is coming off one pound at a time ... a plate a fork regular exercise and better choices... Sounds simple huh well it isn't every day is a trial of wills but I do know one thing for sure for as hard as i am fighting to take this weight off at 41 years old I know that I have made the best choice for me. I know that some people must do something drastic as surgery to get their weight under control and i am not making light of their battle ... i am just saying that it should be an option but not the only option because in the end even if you get the surgery ... you still have to do the same thing as me you will just have more heath issues to do while you do it. There are no miracle weight loss things I am sorry but you cant eat what you want to and you do have to exercise to have true weight loss. So the best way is start figuring out how to live with real food and exercise so that you will only have to do the really hard part once. You will eventually have to live without diet aids and learn how to maintain with out the help of that foreign stuff if not are you really healthy in the end.