Originally Posted by shucky ducky
Well, I'm gonna find me another doctor. She refuses to prescribe me diet pills although she told me I'm 50 lbs overweight. She wants me to do it the hard way. I mean, I've done it before but I just don't want to go through that nightmare again.
shucky, honey, I don't wanna go thru that nightmare again either, but I'm gonna! It's the only sure & pure way - that is, good'n'healthy. Who cares if you lose 50 pounds but then have a heart attack, or liver failure, or intestinal damage? What good is that? I think that overweight people (myself included!) just want that "fast fix" so bad, we're willing to do unhealthy things
to make ourselves healthy. It would be nice to be able to lose 50 pounds in a month & feel like a million bucks doing it, but really - it just isn't possible.
I'm fighting with my weight just like everyone else here. I've lost (and gained) at least 30 pounds about 5 times in my adult life. I'm fighting it once again. I know how to lose it. I know how to do it in a healthy manner and not starve myself or kill myself with crazy exercise.
My problem? KEEPING THE WEIGHT OFF - obviously!
But at least throughout my adult life with all the insane products I've bought off TV or in magazines, and all the crazy "latest fad diets" etc, I have learned this: The only healthy sure way to lose the weight is proper nutrition & exercise. It has to be a lifetime commitment. The last time I lost weight, I was happy and doing so well... until I injured myself and had to be sidelined from the gym. I was EIGHT pounds within my goal weight. It took me around 3 1/2 or 4 months to gain back what I had lost. Now I'm back in the gym and eating properly and losing about 1.5 - 2pounds per week. WHICH IS NORMAL & HEALTHLY. I've learned, for me, exercise is the real key. As long as I'm exercising regularly, my diet kind of takes care of itself. That is, I don't want to ruin a good hour's work-out by downing a half package of cookies! - so after I've gone to the trouble to "sweat it out", I am more inclined to eat better.
Good luck to you - & remember - it's not just about "being skinny" ... it's about BEING HEALTHY.