I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
Not had op yet but I'm already dreading that and also the how much have you lost? My sister in laws friend had it done at the begining of the year and has lost 7 stone and and people say omg what did you weigh then! it really upset her how rude!..
Response: "If it makes you feel better, we'll just call it a "body lift," but it's not plastic.
, it's life saving.
I don't have a standard answer, it depends on who they are. What I have discovered is that I had to let go of my defensiveness and then the questions and comments didn't bother me so much..
What I have experienced is that friends/family/coworkers comment the most on the changes they see and that has nothing to do with the method I chose..
And when all else fails, I use sarcasm.. "Couldn't you just Medifast diet and exercise" might get "Yes, I could have but I thought major.
Would be more fun. "..
You hit it nail on the head Joy (by the way love the new picture). I have only had the question once, by a dear friend who is a nurse and wanted to play 'devil's advocate' with me...the funny thing is that she is way bigger than my 274.2 pounds when I started. Now after 7 months she is starting to consider it herself...
I get the occasional "you took the easy way out" and I respond to them that if you think it is so easy why haven't you had it done? I usually get a grunt and they walk away. It's no ones business why I did it the way I did. If someone asks my nicely why I did it, then I will explain it nicely that I had several co-morbid diseases and didn't feel like dying any time soon and wanted to run and play with my grandkids. They usually understand and congratulate me...
I tell people it took me an ENTIRE YEAR to lose 40 pounds. I needed to lose 200 and fast. Metabolic syndrome, inflammation issues, fibromyalgia and pain were killing me. I could not go on that way. Since.
I have lost 150. All my co-moribities have resolved. There is NO WAY I could have done it without the.
It saved my life...
I like your answer Obonke - it is like we are a bunch of idiots who haven't considered and tried everything else. Also, when people tell me I took the easy way out - I just smile at them and say - Yes I did - it was so easy, why don't you do it too and then you can find out just HOW easy it is. :-). Usually shuts them up...
Like everyone else on here this was a personal decision for me. I chose not to disclose my decision w/ co-workers and some of my family members b/c of this same reason. Everyone is so quick to pass judgment on what you should or should not do but until they are in our shoes they really do not have room to talk..
My mom kept begging me not to do this b/c she knew someone who had it done and regained the weight or 3 weeks after it done passed away from complications...yada yada yada. The statistics are there but I refuse to be a statistic. I refuse to be one who puts themself through all this just to simply gain the weight back..
Obesity is a disease. You wouldnt go to an alcoholic and say well stop drinking? This is more than just Medifast diet and.
It is something that we need help with..
I simply refuse to justify myself. We all know what is right for us. We are adults and as adults we need to make responsible choices about our life, health, work, family, and other endeavors..
I think your answer was superb and I applaud you for taking a stand, your courage, and for not letting people try to tell you what you should do..
I have had that same question asked a lot lately! I'm having.
Next week and I have had many of my friends ask if I'm sure this is what I want to do? All I have to say is that I haven't been more sure of anything in my life, this was not a spur of the moment decision, a lot of thought and soul searching went into this and I'm tired of people making me feel guilty because they think I'm taking the "easy" way out! If this is easy I'd hate to see what hard looks like!! LOL..
With some thin friends who were eating breakfast, I got asked the regular "Couldn't you just Medifast diet and.
?" question. Knowing this was going to be a question I would get and having attended therapy and worked through the various discomfort and uncomfortable scenarios, I thought I would be better at this. I will be next time, and the time after this..
What I said:.
"I have a Ph.D. I have won awards for my skills of perception. I have been a person who will work 48 hours straight to do something that is meaningful to me. If it was just about being smart and dedicated, I would be thin. As it is, my body has always wanted more food. I exercised more than any of you, I would bet my life on it - have bet my life on it.
Many times I listened. Addiction, hormone, genetics - it doesn't matter. I don't want to wait another day to have the advantage and privilege of better health.".
I was rattled, but mostly annoyed. For those who have better answers for those of us just starting out, please feel free to add the questions you got and the answers you gave. We can crib them until we get better at this!..
Just Medifast diet and.
? The answer is that you have been and that you will continue to Medifast diet and exercisethey are vital components of the post-GBS lifestyle. But the.
Makes those efforts effective at last. At 1000 calories a day, I lose half a pound, sometimes a whole pounds a week. I don't have two years to lose the weight. The co-morbidiites I have have made this an urgent matter for me. I NEED to lose it fast. So GBS isn't easy, but it is effective. That's my answer to people...
The decision to have GBS is not an easy one. It isn't a magic fix. It is a tool to help those who cannot lose the weight and keep it off themselves due to most often genetics. I can honestly say I have lost about 300 pounds in my lifetime(46 years). BUT....It keeps coming back. I have co-morbidities that are life threatening and I choose to do whatever it takes to save my life.
Everyone here knows this is not the "easy" way out. I say if you can't support my decision, then keep your opinions to yourself!!..
I, too, liked your answer and joy's answer definitely hit home for me. I haven't told everyone about the.
; just close friends/family. But it is getting easier to express myself about it. It truly did save my life and I am grateful!..
I'm sorry, but I think those kinds of people are dumb, and not worth my getting upset about... I pretty much just soak in the good, and let the stupid/nasty comments go. :) I don't owe anyone an explanation..
Hmmmm....I'm sassy today. lol..
I have only begun to think about having this.
And this is THE question I get when I decide to tell family and friends what I am thinking. I think your answer is wonderful. It sums it up. I have only said that there is nothing in my 50 years of dieting history to indicate that I will lose it and keep it off using the usual methods. We all know I can lose it as I have many times before. I just cannot go around this circle one more time without some real help...
I too was dying- that line will shut them up. I was told by a dr I would be dead in a month and he was not joking. Fortunately all my drs were all for the.
So that also helped with the insurance approval. And believe me I even got that question from my family members who were and still are against it. I know I asked myself the same question when I was checking this out "why not follow the.
And different stages on my own without the.
." Well when I hit 575 I realized that "doing it on my own" was not the answer. (Am 2 yrs po-op and down into the 300's).
You just have to let these questions and suggestions roll off your shoulder...
Amen...I was dying also, I had two to five years left if I didn't loose 150 pounds ASAP! Great Answer, I'm 9 weeks out and have lost 63 pounds. My metabolism just didn't work that way. To all those who think this is the easy way out, they haven't the slightest idea! I'm an ex paratrooper, drill sergeant, killer diller. We don't stay young all of our lives. The old age truck runs over all of us at some time or another. I now have a chance to be a great-grand father, and I will be GREATful!!!..