Failed Attempts to Lose Weight
This latest (and last) weight loss attempt is the only time I’ve ever lost weight.
While I’ve attempted to lose weight countless times, this is the only time I’ve ever lost more than a few pounds. Yes, you read that right: the first time I have managed to lose any weight is the time I’ve managed to lose 100 pounds.
If you’re sitting in my old shoes, you should take comfort in that fact.
In fact, I’ve never been on a “weight loss journey” long enough to even buy a scale and track my progress. On average, my previous weight loss attempts have lasted about a day. Some of my notable attempts include:
This was the first attempt at losing weight — I had just entered high school. I remember my mother made a huge pot of this soup for me and stunk up the entire house in the process. This soup smelled and tasted terrible and I had to eat it for breakfast and lunch, but I was allowed to splurge for dinner.
I think I had about three spoonfuls of this before I threw it away.
I had just turned 18 and wanted to buy a weight loss supplement. I remember my age because I was carded when I bought Xenadrine-EFX from Wal-Mart and just had turned 18. I didn’t know it at the time, but Xenadrine-EFX contained a now banned substance called ephedra that supposedly gave people strokes and seizures and was generally unhealthy. After taking a couple of pills (right before I downed a cheeseburger and a few sodas), I was jittery and felt extremely anxious and nervous.
I never took the pills again.
I don’t have a problem with nutritional supplements, but by definition, they only supplement what you’re already doing. You can’t buy weight loss pills and live an unhealthy lifestyle and still expect to lose weight.
I love bread (and carbs give us energy), so this diet was doomed from the start. This diet lasted about 2 hours, then I went out with some friends to Texas Roadhouse and they served us a basket filled with rolls and cinnamon butter.
I ended this diet one sweet, buttery, warm roll at a time.
Gym & salad regimen
I’ve also tried changing my lifestyle to the extreme, which consisted of going to the gym for two hours a day and eating bland grilled chicken and salad all the live long day. Should you live your life like that? Absolutely, I wish I could, but I love rolls slathered with cinnamon butter (see above).
Fortunately, eating rolls slathered with cinnamon butter in moderation can be apart of an active and healthy lifestyle.
Weight loss surgery
After failing numerous attempts to lose weight, just before the start of 344 Pounds I extensively researched weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery can be a viable and effective option to lose weight, but it’s also serious, costly, and requires a lot of recovery time. It will also effect the way you live your life forever and ultimately and obviously I decided not to go this route.
What are some of your failed weight loss attempts?