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SO.....You wanna know how to loose 50lbs in 6 months?

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Ok....Here it is.......Put down the Krispy Kreme and MOVE!!!!!! Really, that is a big step in the right direction. In the last 6 months of my journey this is what I've learned......There is no shortcuts.....no magic pills....no miracle diet.....no quick fix....When I started I was dead set on getting gastric bypass so i could just loose the weight without really trying....I know bad reasoning...But luckily a friend of mine did just that....and as the weeks unfolded on both of our journeys I realized I had made the better choice.....1. loosing weight too fast can make u end up looking worse than when you were fat....Yes thats right...loose skin all over the place...and the only way you'll ever fix it is surgery.....my friend went through all the trouble of the surgery and hates her body even more now...the skin just makes her body look 100 times older....2. Having your stomach stapled does not change your eating habbits....granted you cant eat as much as before....but no one makes the choice of what to eat but you...so what is really the point of going through all that if your still going to put all that bad stuff in your body....3. if you really want to you can stretch your stomach back out...this one goes in hand with #2,...thats right even gastric bypass isnt 100% permanent...keep eating like a piggy and your body will adjust to accomidate it. 4. PRIDE....How awesome does it feel to know you did it on your own!....This keeps me going....knowing how far I've come and how much it took to achieve I am certain I will never let myself go back to being fat. The only surefire way to achieve anything is to stop whining and making excuses and do something...5. Oh yeah...have your cake and eat it too!!!! Having worked to get this weight off and not had surgery I can still eat what I want...and not get violently ill......yeah, I may not eat cake very often but at least I know I'll get to enjoy it!
So how did the friend do after her 6 months???? She lost 90 lbs....ended up with a body that looked much older.....still thinks she can eat whatever she wants.....then gets deathly ill. And the cake? she cant even eat the whole piece....and ends up puking her guts out again and again...and now shes looking to spend a whole lot more to get the skin removed...and have more surgery and down time...
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