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Friday, April 04, 2008

I just wanted to weigh in with my opinion on diets and weight loss gimmicks...because we have all heard the old saying..If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is..And I think the same thing holds true in the multi-billion dollar a year industry of diet products!

It seems every day they come out with a new pill or a lose weight quick gimmick..and if any of them actually worked the way they were supposed to..we wouldn't have a site like spark and the problem would have long since been solved!...The truth of the matter..in my humble opinion..is nothing can replace good old common sense!..Nothing worth having comes easily..and it shouldn't..because if it were that easy..we wouldn't appreciate it!...that includes good health...along with self confidence..self esteem..looking good..Take for instance you are getting ready to get on an airplane and the pilot hasn't really had adequate training or put the work in to make him competent...but he was confident about his ability..all the way to the crash landing site..a little graphic of an analogy I imagine..but the point is there is no short cuts in life..no miracle cure..we have to put the work in one way or another if we want to be something..whether it is thin and beautiful..or big and strong...even with the "shortcuts" out there..there are always costs..and some of them do more damage than just buckling down and putting in the work.

The good part of doing it the old fashioned way with hard work and self control are these are attributes that can also translate positively in our everyday lives..

Good luck on the journey!!!
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  • KRISTY4MMMM
    WE ARE THE ANTS AND THOSE BUYING INTO "EASY" ARE THE GRASSHOPPERS.........ONE DAY THEY TOO WILL HAVE TO REALLY DO THE CHANGES TO GET AND KEEP WHAT THEY DESIRE.........AND THINK IT ISN'T ANYMORE EXPENSIVE TO BUY FRESH VEGGIES AND FRUIT AND HEALTHY MEAT .........THAN SAY THE PILLS AND ALL THE SPRAY~N~WASH IT TAKES TO REMOVES THE OOZE FROM THEIR BRITCHES..............I WOULD MUCH RATHER WASH THE VEGGIES!!!!!!!! :) WE ARE BUILDING GREAT FRIENDSHIPS HERE AS WE RE~BUILD US IN OUR HEALTHY CHOICES LIFESTYLE............... IT'S A WIN WIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KUDOS TO YOU MY FRIEND!!
    4758 days ago
  • BAMAGIRL58
    It is like that infomercial I saw for 7 minutes of motionless exercise. What crap--how ridiculous. You've got to move it to lose it and that takes sweat. Have to crack up at Jen's ideas tho I have no desire to excrete anything.

    I am glad that you wrote this--it can't be said enough. As Amy said, these changes are for life--in every sense of the word.
    4760 days ago
  • COUNTRYDI
    I so agree with you Jeremy! There is only one real way to weight lose and better health and that is what we put into it! There is no magic anything, because if there was, there would be no weight problems!

    I keep remembering that " As long as I keep doing what I've been doing, I'll keep getting what I've got!"

    We have to WANT to do this! And no one else is gonna do it for us! I love my kids and grandbaby. Having them was awesome! I wouldn't trade those experiences for anything. But I think when I get to my healthy weight and continue on this healthy journey, it will be the "hardest and most impostant" thing I have ever done!

    Kudos to you for great blogs!
    4760 days ago
  • DIANATURNER123
    Great insight... as usual... and so true. We all want everything handed to us these days.. Heck... microwaves don't even work fast enough for us now... we're all spoiled and not many have to WORK HARD for things these days. I've got cabin fever and getting outside has been touch and go with the weather around here... might be getting a little warmer but dang the RAIN! Anyway... tomorrow is supposed to be 70's and SUNNY... so if you wanna join me for a walk outside.. gimme a call! :)
    4760 days ago
  • JENLYA
    Amen Bruthah! hahaha... you knew I was popping a Dexitrim, didn't you? Hmmmmm? What about that pill that makes you excrete grease out yo a_ _?? Is that one ok? What about that one thing that ..... ok... I'll quit now. hahaha
    4760 days ago
  • AANDW05
    OMG...you have NO idea how many of these schemes your talking about that I BOUGHT into! I've done almost every FAD diet out there...yeah I lost weight only to put it back and about 20 more pounds!
    DIET'S don't work....PERIOD! I read someplace that diets have a start date and an end date...this thing we are all working on it a LIFESTYLE change! There is NO END to it, we will eat like this for the rest of our lives! I personally know for me, I WILL NOT go back to the way I use to be...all this hard work is for A HUGE reward...a HEALTHY life...a healthy ME and if that means skinny and beautiful...THAT'S what I'm after!!
    Thank you for the reminder that there is NO QUICK fix to this...
    (I'll step off my lil soap box now..LOL)
    4760 days ago
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