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Marseille
09-28-2007, 11:14 PM
I read the "Does it Work" forum and my heart just ached for these poor people who are still waiting for that wonder drug to take before meals, that magical powder to mix with your coffee, that miracle belt to wear while you watch television.

It's sad that we are so desperate for weight loss to be easy that we are so willing to suspend our disbelief and completely toss common sense aside? I am very thankful for this sensible, thoughtful, and down-to-earth support forum and I just thank each and every one of you.. it's been a great month and I could not have done it without you!!!


boaterswife
09-28-2007, 11:53 PM
Ditto to everything you just said........it makes me sad when people ask how I've lost the weight and as soon as I say eating healthy and exercise they completely tune you out, like you're not even talking much less answering their question. Everyone wishes there were a quick fix, but that's just not reality.

Casandra
09-29-2007, 07:54 AM
its because people today want everything and the want it now! They dont have to go outside to turn their cars on in Winter anymore because of technological advances, so they want the same sort of ease when it comes to weightloss. Americans and Brit's too are becoming so incredibly lazy. Anything to save me having to actually move further than my tv/computer room to the kitchen is just too much.

We're sorta becoming a society of convenience. Its a wee bit sad, when you see it being the cause of the rise in obesity levels in these two countries, and people dont want to fix it the normal safe way. They want it done and they want it done now. :(


sharonrr1
09-29-2007, 08:27 AM
Ditto to everything you just said........it makes me sad when people ask how I've lost the weight and as soon as I say eating healthy and exercise they completely tune you out, like you're not even talking much less answering their question. Everyone wishes there were a quick fix, but that's just not reality.

I totally agree Kelly. When I tell people I eat often and I'm never hungry they look at me like I'm telling them I a story. Not the reality of it, that it keeps my metabolism working and I eat healthy foods every 2 1/2 - 3 hours all day long.

hellokitty81668
09-29-2007, 08:35 AM
I have never been to that forum, but think for me personally, I have learned enough from reading , listening to the news, ect.. That quick fixes won't do the job. Loosing weight takes hard work, it is about planning, desire, commitment, and the payout is a great healthy you. These people who do these quick fixes, do not understand that the weight will come right back on, once they stop their quick fixes. It is sad.
cheryl

Shy Moment
09-29-2007, 09:33 AM
I have found the same thing. When someone asks what are you doing to lose the weight? I start talking about lowering my fat intake, taking control of portion sizes. Right about there I start to see their eyes glazing over and I can tell they wanted to hear about a pill, a powder, a drink that was taking the weight off. If it were that easy do you really think there would be so many different programs out there trying to get our money? NO, there would be a pill, a powder, a drink that we all buy and presto there goes the weight.

Just doesn't happen that way. We work at it. We decide I ate this yesterday I do not need to eat it today. We decide what we are going to put into our mouths and take responsibility for what we are doing to our body's.

I also try to make sure I eat 6 times a day. Eating more often, works with my tummy problems better than bigger meals. I still am not eating enough AND I can tell when I eat more I lose more weight. The body needs food.

Cassie501107
09-29-2007, 10:03 AM
I read the "Does it Work" forum and my heart just ached for these poor people who are still waiting for that wonder drug to take before meals, that magical powder to mix with your coffee, that miracle belt to wear while you watch television.

It's sad that we are so desperate for weight loss to be easy that we are so willing to suspend our disbelief and completely toss common sense aside? I am very thankful for this sensible, thoughtful, and down-to-earth support forum and I just thank each and every one of you.. it's been a great month and I could not have done it without you!!!

Co-sign!:hug:

Muffit
09-29-2007, 10:14 AM
I have to agree. I do suffer from wantitis sometimes so I do undertand where they come from. I also have grown a little afraid of those "quick fixes" when it comes to health and the schock that gets put on the system...I may be having heartattack after heartattack but don't I look good?
Even though I struggle...patience is a virtue for a reason.

Pita09
09-29-2007, 10:17 AM
I'm reminded of something Oprah said recently on her show. She said that if there was a "magical cure" to weight loss don't we think that she would own it? She said she would climb the highest mountain to get it and buy all of it. She hates working out, but understands that is what it takes along with sensible eating. There are no easy fixes!

Muffit
09-29-2007, 10:20 AM
pita..

I just wat to say that your quote on becomming a butterfly is very touching

Pita09
09-29-2007, 10:24 AM
Thank you Muffit, I love it too. :)

Shy Moment
09-29-2007, 10:46 AM
Pita
You are right. People that have tons of money would never be fat. They would take the magic pill. If they don't have it. It doesn't exist.

traci in training
09-29-2007, 10:51 AM
We get asked all the time how we've lost the weight and y'all are right - no one wants to hear it's about lifestyle change and not just some easy "fix". I mean - I'm okay with them asking, but it gets a little frustrating when the answer is pretty simple and they don't want to hear it. I guess it's just not their time yet.

gina1221
09-29-2007, 11:09 AM
I guess it's just not their time yet.

I totally, completely, 100% agree with this statement. I always thought I was ready and went through the motions but this time is different and I can feel it in every fiber of my being. My mother has some significant health problems that could be fixed with healthier eating and moderate exercise. My husband asks why I don't get her on plan with me and all I can say is, "She's not ready, she has all the information she needs to make changes, she's just not ready. I'll be here to support her when she's ready (let's hope it's soon).".

I also believe laziness plays a big part but when you're ready you'll do what it takes.

Marseille
09-29-2007, 01:44 PM
One of you girls that has lost a lot of weight should do something funny just for me (I have a long way to go before it will work for me)... the next time that someone asks you how you lost so much weight, come up with the biggest most ludicrous whopper you can imagine. Tell them you drank a shot of dog urine before every meal, tell them you tried the new "Bark and Dirt" diet, tell them you went to a psychic who discovered that your fall cells were really disembodied spirits and she coaxed them off with a seance... Come up with something crazy and see if they want to know all about it!!!!

Eves
09-29-2007, 02:09 PM
I understand where you guys are coming from, but if I am 100% honest, the first time I stepped into 3FC was into the "Does it Work?" forum to look up Shapely Secrets (did not buy, btw). And at the time, if there was that wonder pill that would make me skinnier without changing my habits and without any oily anal secretions, I would tell you right now, I would have it.

We all go through this. We have a problem, we think up of a way to resolve it, and then we think hey, is there an easier way to do it?

Unfortunately (or fortunately), for weightloss there is not. Either they cut you open and you change your habits, or you change your habits. In either case, I know where they are coming from. When I first got started I wanted that magical exercise that would take away my belly and that cabbage soup that would SUPERBOOST my metabolism.

I thought I had a slow metabolism. I thought my body wanted to be fat. Guess what? I was the one making my body fat. My body doesn`t want to be fat, but I was going through all of this extra effort feeding it junk to keep it fat and getting fatter.

But this took me breaking through the 200 pound barrier to realize. I really didn`t think that it was my actions that were keeping me fat, and I did think that out there was the magical cure.

The closest thing I`ve found to it is chewing coca leaves. No, ìt´s not cocaine. Not even close. I use it when I am hiking above 10,000 feet so that I don`t get altitude sickness. The good thing is that if I chew it, I don´t get hungry. I feed myself for the energy only, but not out of hunger. Plus, you get more energy without getting jittery. AND, it`s the best source for plant calcium in the world. The bad part is that continual use rots your teeth.

In tea form it doesn`t work. Break it down through a chemical process and you get cocaine. So much for my miracle cure. Sigh.

Lovely
09-29-2007, 03:03 PM
One of you girls that has lost a lot of weight should do something funny just for me (I have a long way to go before it will work for me)... the next time that someone asks you how you lost so much weight, come up with the biggest most ludicrous whopper you can imagine. Tell them you drank a shot of dog urine before every meal, tell them you tried the new "Bark and Dirt" diet, tell them you went to a psychic who discovered that your fall cells were really disembodied spirits and she coaxed them off with a seance... Come up with something crazy and see if they want to know all about it!!!!

:rofl: Oh that's great. I'm mentally storing some of those for when I'm super svelt!

chick_in_the_hat
09-29-2007, 06:20 PM
Muffit..."want-itis"....How true!!

Quite the epidemic we have right now. And it's not just a USA thing - even Casandra from Whales says so.

I might have to try the whopper of a tale trick. The real story isn't much fun any more. :s:

Eves
09-29-2007, 06:25 PM
One of you girls that has lost a lot of weight should do something funny just for me (I have a long way to go before it will work for me)... the next time that someone asks you how you lost so much weight, come up with the biggest most ludicrous whopper you can imagine. Tell them you drank a shot of dog urine before every meal, tell them you tried the new "Bark and Dirt" diet, tell them you went to a psychic who discovered that your fall cells were really disembodied spirits and she coaxed them off with a seance... Come up with something crazy and see if they want to know all about it!!!!

I just re-read this and I realized that what you have said isn't far off from some of the advice I've gotten here.

* Urine - Check. This lady told me to drink my first pee first thing in the morning. Not sure how that helps, but ick.

* Bark and dirt - Check. Supposedly chewing the bark off a tree here will break down the fat.

*Psychic - Check. I was told to go to a curandero, where he was going to rub a guinea pig on me and then open it up to see what was making me fat. I believe that afterwards he would exorcise my fat.

Other great ones (I have a two page list going at home, just in case I ever want to write a book):

Massage the fat. I'm supposed to rub it, some people say with orange peels, and that helps.

Fish oil and fruit diet. I could lose 40 pounds in a month, just like that guy's friend of a friend's cousin twice removed did.

Wrap myself up in bags. I guess I would lose water weight, but it's sooo unsexy.

Another weird amazonian root whose name means penis. I'm supposed to chew it. No thanks.

Instead of cow meat, I should just eat the intestines and the stomach.

Man, I need to look at that list again!