You know, that is exactly what I see in the previews for the Biggest Loser. Real life is so damned complicated, and weight loss issues even more so. The thing about morbid obesity and weight loss is how tangled and confusing it gets. Was there any reason in reality, for my coworkers to decide to play "food police", to monitor and comment on my every bite? Did I truly need the world to tell me that 350 pounds was NOT good? I had a great deal of intellectual understanding of obesity and how to lose weight. But if I was depressed, would that stop me from reaching for foods that were not good for me? Of course you guys know the answer to that.Originally Posted by redsox girl;4158474;
Dragonlady....thank you for the kudo's after weight loss surgery.....people forget that bariatric surgery is not an magic wand for weight loss. It makes it easier in some ways, but, I still have to address the behavior that put me there in the first place. I'm lucky, my doctor recommended the surgery, did a lot of follow up with me through counseling and lab test for my health issues. When I hit menopause about four years after the surgery, I gained back to 229. I made up my mind that I would not allow my weight to get any higher. I have used small goals....under 225, under 220, under 215, etc. and now? Well I finally broke my long plateau of weighing 200....and now I have been at 194 for five weeks. Another 19 pounds and I will be at the same weight I was one year out of surgery. Another 24 pounds, and I will be at my lowest adult weight....and I'm 57 years old!
Anyway....my point is that a reality show that wants to be REAL about weight loss won't be one that plays the sort of mind games that the Biggest Loser seems to thrive on.