There is no quick fix

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

As of to date I have lost 95.4 lbs it's been very hard work, and I can not believe me of all people has done this, no pills, no trainer, and no surgurey just determination and every thing I got inside of me.
Yesterday at work I had someone who is as overweight as I was, but almost 20 yrs younger and much more health problems than I ever had, was telling me about a new pill of some sort that you take and it's like a ball or balloon that blows up in your stomach and blocks the food. I have told her don't do it! I don't think is sounds safe! I have learned that you have to do your journey with healthy eating and exercise there is no quick fix! I have see allot of my co-workers who have had the gastric bypass surgery gain it back. I admit I would have loved to do the surgery, but I have smoked since I was very young and wasn't willing to give them up. I now want to quite smoking but I want the weight off first and foremost, and once I get to my goal of 140 lbs and I feel confident I can keep it off that's my next goal to quite smoking, but right now I'm not willing to risk my weight loss for it.
I just wish I could make my co-worker and friend realize the is no quick fix you just got to do it!!!!!
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  • no profile photo LARISSA25*
    U r sooooo right. I have a friend that had gastric bypass last december but had to lose 80 pds before the surgery and i thought well if u can do that why the surgery? Well she had the surgery but i can lose as much as her if i do everything right every week. ALso ive had a trainer at the gym forver but have realized there is no quick fix and trainers dont do any good,its all up to us and want we do in the end!!!
    4481 days ago
    Good blog and you are right. I keep reading the pages of the successful people and they are all saying the same thing. I think all of us who have a long way to go are wishing there was a quick fix. But I am sure that even if there was one, the weight would just come back since we wouldn't learn those healthy habits which will help us keep the weight off.
    4499 days ago
    You are soo right , this isn't a quick fix....I have been told many times , after you have this baby just go have the surgery...For what , when all i have to do is get off my sofa, I saved my life plus alot of money , AND if i want to eat that piece of cake i can eat it , it wont be a force to enjoy my food...That's just me!!
    But Thank you for this blog , you are soo right , people will go to the xtreme to lose weight , when all you have to do is GET UP!!
    4500 days ago
  • RAMONA62
    Great Blog and ohhh so true.

    I have mentioned to my friends at work that I wish I had invested in one of these weight loss companies I could be on the beach in the Cayman Islands..sipping on those little umbrella drinks. But because I know it is a scheme.....I keep my day job.
    4500 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    You are so right about just DOING IT. I've gotten so much from reading ROGER GOULD, M.D.'s book "Shrink Yourself" on stopping emotional eating. I wanted junk food so much yesterday when I was upset about Nathan having a low white cell count, and his hair has starting falling out from the Chemo. He is being such a good heart about it. But, I do feel sorry for him, because I know he is worried that HE will be one of the 2% that doesn't beat this. I heard him telling someone about that yesterday.
    BUT, I know for me, eating a lot of junk food isn't going to help my fear. Dr. Phil always says what we fear is "can I handle this?" I know it is what I'm thinking. It isn't me, but just how I hate to see him have his life cut short, if it comes down to that.
    But, like Gilda Radner said (and she died from Ovarian Cancer) "It's always something."
    4501 days ago
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