Showing posts with label rapid weight loss. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rapid weight loss. Show all posts

Being Trapped in the BAGGIES!

Remember when you weighed over 300 pounds and you literally felt “stuffed” into your clothes?  Zippered pants and tailored shirts just weren’t your “style”, or closer to the truth, you couldn’t find any zippered pants that fit you well or shirts that didn’t peep open of pop buttons!  Elastic became your closest buddy!  Do you recall how self-conscience you were to not bend over for fear of busting out your seat?  Or how about the way your large thighs would rub so much against the inside seam of your pants, you were glad that nobody could see that you had splitting material in between your legs?

Those are awful and painful memories of what life was like before your gastric bypass weight-loss surgery!  It almost feels as if those memories are a whole lifetime behind you now, doesn’t it?  And for those who have had the surgery and are still working toward their goal weight, those memories aren’t far enough away yet.

Many gastric bypass patients, as they slim down, do not know how to wear smaller-size clothing.  They find the freedoms of loose-fitting garments to be refreshing, less binding, and more relaxing.  They often adore this newly-found delight and are happy with the way their clothing “hangs” on them instead of wraps tightly around their body.

These same patients who wear the loose clothing often have issues with thinking they have not lost enough weight.  They will say things like, “the scale shows I’ve lost weight, but when I see myself in the mirror, I still look so large.” 

For those patients who are feeling that way, I want to make a suggestion that just might be the simplest fix; I’ve dubbed this to be my “Getting Rid of the Baggies” campaign.

And I don’t mean sandwich baggies either!

Losing weight so quickly is an adventure, to say the least.  We go through a lot of size changes every few weeks.  I recall when I was losing, I was going to the thrift stores every three weeks to buy more clothing to fit me until the next drop in size came.  Not very expensive when they are “used” items.  It was something I had to do!

Some patients have no clue that they are trapped in their baggies until someone points that out to them.  This should be done in the kindest of ways, or in the manner that suits your friendship.  If you truly are friends with someone who is trapped in the baggies, then you can be blunt and to the point by saying, “Get out of those baggies!”  Others may require a gentler tone if you are to remain friends.

What if nobody is telling you that you’re trapped in the baggies?  Does that mean you’re not?

NO.  It probably means that they are too afraid to tell you at risk of hurting your feelings.

This is where I jump in… I’m going to give you some clues right now as to how to judge whether or not you are still wearing baggy clothes unnecessarily.

You know you’re trapped in the baggies when:

You’ve lost 50 pounds and you haven’t put on the next smaller clothing size.  Fifty pounds is a LOT, and it SHOWS!

The shoulder seams are nearing closer to your elbows.

Your shirts or sweaters fit you like short dresses.

You can grab a huge fistful of material and still not be touching your body. 

Your shirt or dresses fit you like oversized maternity wear.

Your shirts have leftover “stretch bumps” stuck in them where you don’t have bumps like that anymore.

Your feet shift back and forth inside your shoes when you walk.

Your pantyhose can be pulled up to almost your armpits.

You become tangled as you walk because your pant legs get knotted up in between your legs.

Your half slip falls right off of you and unto the floor.

Your tank tops have become slings for the… 
Your sleeves flap in the wind like sails.

Your turtlenecks are now tortoise-necks that don’t’ even touch your neck.

Your rings are falling off.  Put them AWAY until you can get them resized… I’ve seen the tears of people who’ve lost their rings!

Your socks stretch above the knees.

The rump of your pants sag low and appear to be harboring pockets of air.

Getting the idea now?  If you are guilty of any one of these baggie symptoms, I strongly urge you to go to your nearest store and buy a smaller size!

I can promise you, that if you get out of the baggies, you will feel so much better about yourself, you weight-loss achievements, and begin to appreciate in a deeper sense what the surgery has done for you.  It’s time to stop beating yourself up with unfounded criticism.

This certainly WAS a rough lesson on you, wasn’t it?  Well, at least you have a clue now and you didn’t have to get mad at a friend telling you!  And if one day your fiend DOES tell you that you’re trapped in the baggies, tell them “thank you” and mean it by  wearing clothes that flatter you.

And for the FRIENDS who need to drop the bomb on someone trapped in the baggies…. if you’re too shy to tell them to their face, mail them this article!


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The Dangers of Fast Weight Reduction

Are you thinking about losing weight? If you are, are you trying to find a quick weight-loss plan? Quick weight-loss, likewise generally described as quick weight-loss or fast weight reduction, involves slimming down in a brief amount of time, frequently anywhere from two to 7 days.

Every year, in the USA, thousands of hundreds of Americans are interested in quickly slimming down. Lots of people wish to lose weight before an essential occasion, like a forthcoming trip or a wedding event. While it is certainly possible to understand exactly how you wish to slim down swiftly, particularly as quickly as possible, you must proceed with caution. Although it is feasible to slim down, at the very least a bit of it, in a fairly fast amount of time, you should understand that there are dangers associated with doing so.

One of the many risks of rapid weight loss is a few of the numerous procedures that some individuals take. For example, it is common to become aware of individuals that have decided not to consume, while attempting to accomplish a rapid weight management. Going without food, for even a short amount of time, can be unsafe to your wellness. A far better alternative is to cut back on the foods that you do consume or to simply make sure that it is healthy foods in which you are consuming. By limiting your calories, you need to be able to attain a minimum of a tiny weight loss while that you were aiming to. It is simply very important that you do consume.

In addition to consuming healthy, an additional part of weight reduction is exercise. Regrettably, many individuals do not recognize that it can take up to one week to notice the signs with exercise. Keeping that in mind, the even more weight you require to shed, the faster it is that you might begin seeing results. While workout is a significant component of slimming down, it is very important that you do not overdo it, specifically if you haven't had a routine exercise strategy. Operating on the treadmill for three hrs, rather than half an hour, might help in reducing your calorie intake, however, at the very same time, it might likewise land you in the hospital.

Another problem that is commonly related to rapid weight-loss is the taking of medications or other weight reduction products. The bright side is that most of these products do work as well as some that don't! But you may not be able see any fast results. If you want to make use of a weight reduction product, like a diet tablet or a clean, to aid you lose weight, it is necessary that you do the proper research study first. This research study might include inspecting product reviews, to see if the item is effective, or talking to a healthcare expert advice or recommendation.

As you can see, it is essential that you proceed with care when trying to achieve rapid weight loss. Although unexpected events or appearances do popup, many individuals contend the very least a months well worth of notification before going to a big event, like a wedding celebration and even a trip. As soon as you understand about your forthcoming occasion, you are advised to start trying to slim down after that, if you are interested in doing so. Rapid fat burning can be harmful; for that reason, you shouldn't depend on it ideally.

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