You guys know I love weight-loss books and success stories right? Well I was thinking about all the diets/stories I’ve read and realized I used to want the “overnight solution”. I would read a success story and think “Two years to lose 100 pounds?! I don’t have two years!“. Let’s pause and laugh about that for a second shall we? 🙂 I didn’t think I had the time to focus on weight-loss and get healthy slowly? Hahaha. Cracks me up now! I never liked the idea of losing slowly and steadily….I wanted to wake up one day free of fat. Of course, that’s ludicrous since I didn’t gain all this weight overnight!
I was still contemplating this when I went grocery shopping. I got in line to check out and I noticed the magazines staring at me while I waited:
Lose 19 pounds in 1 week? Walk off 15 pounds by July 4th? Sheesh! We really are a nation obsessed with overnight success! I also feel compelled to point out that the same magazines with these quick fixes always contain recipes are insanely decadent cakes, pies, cookies and treats just pages away from the diet of the month. How can you eat only flaxseed and celery when a recipe for red velvet cupcakes is staring you in the face?! 🙂
I have resigned myself to the fact that the “quickest” way for me to lose weight (and never find it again) is to exercise, drink lots of water and eat healthy. Of course, I always secretly wish for a magic pill or a “fat donation system” (you stand on one side of the machine and you can “donate” your fat to a skinny person on the other side – cool huh?). But, I know that quick fixes don’t work. All this talk has got me thinking, is America a nation obsessed with weight? Everywhere you look someone is peddling an exercise machine or a diet pill….are we really “the fattest nation” or just the most “fat obsessed” nation? I’d love to hear your thoughts!