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Quite a few Comments on Support Groups are Just Stupid

Posted 03-05-2019 at 02:16 PM by Blondebaerde

As someone who will always be fighting my weight, I nonetheless know the 'secret' to being normal weight and healthy. As they say, big difference between knowing the path vs. walking the path, though. I'm trying, and have a sense of humor about it.

Years ago, using myself as a lab rat, I watched calories in vs. calories out, time of day, type of foods, and much more to see what the triggers were. And sure enough, along with activity levels, figure it all out. Unf it's a fair amount of work to stay athletic, so I faltered. Repeat ad infinitum.

What is starting to irritate me are the the same retarded questions posted repeatedly: "How do lose 25 lbs in 25 days?" A: get off your fat ass and go on Keto and fasting, or grain and drain like I did (protein shakes, few to no carbs, only greens and berries and pure proteins) plus 600 calories of exercise per day? The amount of white-knuckle pain, obsessing on every damn thing put in my body necessary to DO that is enormous, though. And it seldom, if-ever, lasts for more than five years. I once lost 88 lbs doing the above, in (about) four months, and that year and next several ran half marathons at a damn decent time, repeatedly. Longer you keep it going, the longer it lasts, and it reverses just as fast.


So now we have the Sob Sisters as I call them on the support group for the somewhat-dangerous weight loss med, Contrave. I'm enjoying Contrave, because for me it works to curb the apatite so far (Day 107). It will need to be a lifetime thing, however.

Perhaps I should have more sympathy for those with weight problems, too scared to face life and weight loss because it's "hard." I've always had a real, real problem for that sort of weakness in others. Perhaps why I'm not a weight loss counselor to weaklings? But I have my own neuroses...here's an example: "I want to desperately lose 60 lbs!" from what looks like a slightly-curvy yet attractive lady who can't be more than 31, tops. My response:

"Anything that starts off w/ "desperately" is a massive fail waiting to happen, because it implies 1) lack of planning and it's sister 2) disorganized thinking. That's really called, in my parlance, "White Knuckle Weight Loss" which means starvation or general hunger, popping pills, exercising like mad, complete switch-over to no-carb/all protein, etc. until through sheer caloric brute force you burn down 210,000 more calories than you took in over the period. That...doesn't...work...in the long run, obviously. How about: slow and steady the way the long term success gals (and a few guys) here suggest, 1-2 lbs at a time until lo and behold, a year from now you're down 50-60 w/o going through some crazed BS Starvin' Marvin diet. And, you've learned quite a bit about your own emotional state that got (you, me, everyone else) into this mess. Certainly what I'm doing, watching my own willpower ebb and flow and down about thirty in 107 days. Lots to go, and we'll see exactly how I get there. That white knuckle balls to the wall thing is a freakin' food-obsessive train wreck. Ask me how I know."
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