Sunday, November 20, 2011

Now the RL people have started it...

Before now, all my shortcuts posts have been about online ads I've seen (I think). This one came from facebook, from a friend (someone I used to ride the bus to college with everyday and came into my work all the time). 

My words to her =/= my thoughts. My thoughts:

  • it's a marathon, not a race
  • you won't be able to keep the weight off
  • change your lifestyle, don't diet
  • shortcuts may work now, but don't expect them to keep working
  • that's just too fast
and then the kicker:
  • I wish I could lose weight that fast... 

I fully hope she gets her diet under control and keeps it off but I don't expect it. The weight piled on for a reason, how do you expect to keep it off if you don't fix the problem. 

That would be like mopping the floor but not fixing the leaky pipe that caused the mess. Yes, the floor is clean, but as soon as you stop mopping and let your guard down, your floor will be covered in water again because you've just mopped, you haven't fixed the pipe.

I don't like my way of thinking. It scares me, but at this point, I've bad mouthed the fast ways of losing weight, and I succeeded on WW, so I would never go and try it. I know that WW works for me and I know that with eating healthy I will lose the weight eventually and I will be eating a diet that I can maintain for the rest of my life.


  1. I am with you on this one. I've tried everything.

  2. Have you said how much you want to lose? I can't remember if you've blogged it or not.