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U.S. Weight Loss Market Worth $60.9 Billion

Friday, October 07, 2016

Headlines for an article I read recently. The article discussed the weight loss market and how best to profit from us overweight folks.

Imagine if there were an alcoholics recovery market. Or, a market for those who struggle with over spending. Yes, that is perfect, make money off of people who are feeling hopeless, or out of control!

I think I am done contributing to the weight loss market. I am never going to buy myself thin. I have never needed any outside resources, besides those that I possess already in order to lose weight. I have what it takes, and I am really "fed up" (no pun intended) with all of the feelings that come with being over weight. Not just my own feelings that I deal with, but the feelings of lots of other "well meaning" people who find my body size to be such an issue that they feel it is up for public discussion.

It is no wonder weight loss is such big business. I know for myself I have felt the overwhelming desperation to just be thin, RIGHT NOW, so I did not have to endure, this that or whatever emotional beating I was fearing. That feeling of desperation has led me to try EVERY diet there is. One thing I have found, for me personally, is counting calories works. I have done it many times. I have small purse size calorie books and I can just write down my calories in a journal like I used to do. I need nothing else really, in order to be very successful.

So, I guess the weight loss market, or weight loss industry as this research article also called it, will have to continue on without my contributions.
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    1664 days ago
    So many things shared here that resonate with me. Given my own experience I wanted to share that achieving thinness will not remove ones body size from being a topic of conversation. I have, in fact, experienced far more body shaming after losing weight than I did when I was obese. So, well meaning people that seem to think others' bodys are topics up for public discussion will continue to do so and not necessarily in the manner one expects. Don't expect public kudos for a job well done. Some experience that kind of public support. I have not.

    What keeps me going despite the continued comments from folks after maintaining for over 2 years is the fact that I feel better. My health is better and I feel at home in my body again. And, that feeling is absolutely delightful to me. Doctors remain unconcerned about how much I weigh. I feel good. And, like one of my sister's likes to say, "What others think of me is none of my business."

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    1682 days ago
  • AMY_1217
    I totally agree DD! Everything we need to take back our lives is right there inside us. Not on a shelf, in a bottle, or under the Dr's scalpel. A healthy diet of sensible portions, cardio and strength training. That's the magic pill, always has been.

    Let me know if you need anything. I miss reading your posts every day. :D
    1683 days ago
    Wise word. You're absolutely right...we can't spend ourselves thin. If we don't learn how to do it and keep doing it to maintain we will never live as our healthier selves nor inspire anyone else to move in that direction.
    1683 days ago
    Because they know most people keep coming back for more.
    1684 days ago
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