I'm writing this to think of something about my mom who died about 13 years ago from a stroke. When we were clearing out the house after she died, we found some diet pills, especially Dexatrim.
A lot of them. My mother was an obsessive dieter as long as I have known her. And this finally killed her. Which is why, as a cashier at Walmart, I cringe whenever I see somebody coming through my line with some diet pills.
This diet industry is a multi-million dollar industry, and people spend megabucks to find that magic cure for weight loss, without any effort. But there is no magic pill or powder that will do it.
And yet, the pills keep coming.
And the snake oil salesmen are still coming on, selling these things.
And quackery is a big business, especially diet quackery.
But it doesn't work. Either the pills are ineffective, or, they're downright dangerous! And I stay away from that aisle. At best, I'd be throwing my money away, at worst, I'd be killing myself.
And I work hard for my money, and don't want to just flush it like that.
There's only one surefire way to do it, and I think you and I know it.
But that takes work. That takes patience. And we don't want to do that. But it works.
And I thank God for my friends at Spark People, who cheer me on.
So no more excuses. No magical solutions.
And if there really was such a magic pill, no one would ever sell it to you because then, there would be no diet industry.
I wish I could wave a magic wand and make all those pounds disappear, but that only happens in Harry Potter books. No, the magic you need is in you.
So, it's working, and I know it's going to work this time. This is what I need to succeed.
Thanks for putting up with my rant and my sermon. There's no magical solution, except for the magic in you. And you can do it! If I can do it, anybody can.