Friday, July 10, 2009

I read a scary blog today.

I read a very scary blog today. The gal weighs about 268 pounds and is documenting her struggle to lose weight. *No, I won't post the blog address.*

As I read more posts, I could plainly see that she's not going about it the right way.
She's eating about 600 to 800 calories per day. Now, she's going for Gastric Bypass Surgery.

She's not losing weight because her body is in starvation mode. She's not eating enough. Now, she's taking the drastic step of surgery to "fix" her weight problem.

I so want to beg her NOT to have surgery, to try losing weight the RIGHT way. She must eat enough to fuel her body and her brain. She must eat enough to fuel the exercise she desperately needs as well.

What do you do when you see what someone else is doing wrong? When you've made those mistakes (about food intake -- no surgery for me!) and learned from them?

I don't know this woman. I wish I did. I so want to email her, but I don't know how she'd respond to my comments.

I'd like to know why hasn't the nutritionist from her Doctor's Office explained to her that she must eat to lose weight?
Why hasn't the Doctor told her that starving herself only makes weight loss more difficult?
Money. It's the only answer that makes sense.
Are they preying on this woman's desire to 'be thin', preying on her need for a quick fix?

What a shame. I fear she has issues far beyond that of her weight. I fear that losing weight will not bring her the happiness and satisfaction that she imagines.

I hope that all goes well for her and I will think of her often.

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