Part of me wants to say, “Wow, Friday already? Where did the week go?”
The other part wants to say, “Thank heaven this week is OVER!”
Anyway, on we go…
Target weight: 264.35
Actual weight: 262.0
Actually I weigh the same as last week. Want to know why?
Because of this stuff. This is the very best caramel corn in the world! My neice went to Ocean City and brought some back for me.
The other reason:
Thanks Beccy! They didn’t really contribute to my weight stagnation. My sister was over with her son when they arrived. Then the kids saw them. Of course they wanted some. They really saved me from scarfing up these yummy treats by myself! Everyone loved them!
Back on track this week for sure!
I am fascinated by all of the television shows lately that feature weight issues. Most of them are on the Discovery Channel or one of its affiliates, Discovery Health or TLC.
Some shows feature Andover Village or Brookhaven Rehab, both nursing homes for the morbidly obese.
Some feature individual’s stories.
A new one, Big Medicine, focuses on a father/son medical practice that specializes in bariatric surgery (gastric bypass). (Sidenote: My mother, who is also extremely overweight, saw her doctor today. Several week ago he prescribed Meridia. It didn’t work. Honestly, she didn’t do much to help it either. They had another weight loss discussion. The doctor told her the only thing that really works is gastric bypass. I’m not sure I agree with that.)
My friend, Honi, has a similar fascination and posted several times this week on these shows. Check out what she had to say.
I watch these shows and my initial reaction is, “How did these people get so huge?”
But then I thought about it.
I thought how easy it would be to get that big. Even easier than losing the weight maybe.
Think about it.
You are overweight. Say 262 pounds. Sound like someone we know? You get depressed over your weight, life, whatever. So you eat a bit more looking for comfort. Then you are over 300 pounds. Maybe your health deteriorates. Maybe your depression keeps you home, you are less active, you isolate yourself from a world that thinks obesity is still to be mocked. You continue to gain. You don’t want to. You want to live a productive, fulfilling life. Yet you are spiralling out of control. So maybe you get to be 400, 500, 800 pounds. You turn to places like Brookhaven or a surgical team.
Instead of saying, “How did they get so huge?” I should be saying, “There but for the grace of God…”
Next week: medical/surgical options