I have been trying to lose weight for years. Up and down hundreds of pounds. There have been many tries and never any long term success.
At first, the thrill is like no other and I am everyones hero.
Then the weight starts to creep back on along with all the excuses that come with it. I begin the ritual of self blame and feelings of no self worth.
I have been though this a dozen times. Up and down hundreds of pounds but who’s counting.
Now it’s January and a new year. The typical big business season for diet and weight loss groups. and products. There is always the new diet we have been waiting for or the different variation on whats already out. All offering that great new approach to take those unwanted pounds off.
I am just curious as to what happened to last years new and improved plans.
Yet even with the all these great new introductions, the only loss that I maintain is from my wallet.
There is no medical cure known to date and the country is getting heavier ever day. In fact, it is spreading to other nations faster then any war in history.
So is it my fault? Am I just weak and worthless. Where is that cure I was promised. These weight loss companies are supposedly there to help me. I know that I visit them all many times. Yet each costing me more and more. It’s like that bad friend or relative that you know is going to have their hand out each time you see them. Almost every person struggling with taking off the pounds usually returns to those same companies year after year. With record profits and a unbelievable number of newly minted obese, what is going on.
Could obesity be the great new business. The one in which long term weight loss equals a massive business failure.
Take a look at the owner of the famous ‘Heart Attack Grill’ restaurant in Las Vegas. He actually used to own part of a weight loss franchise. He is not a bad guy but woke up one morning and made a very different decision in his approach to the battle of the bulge.
While shooting ‘Finding Thin’, I was lucky enough to have met him and and many other fine scholars and celebrities. I was hoping they would have the answers and I did find some. Many in places you would not expect.
So if spending thousands on weight loss, there must be a group of people out there not seeking profits. It can’t only about be about the books, games shows, and weight loss products?
There is still hope out there. I just no longer agree to pay for it. There is a way to perceiver.
I know we all can.
So I suggest the goal for this year should be to profit on our own weight loss and successes whatever they may be.
Lets take off those pounds in a way that makes sense and does not take us for anymore money.
Surely there must be weight loss methods that don’t cost a fortune. If it doesn’t cost much to gain weight, then there must be a way to take take it off for just as little.