Wow, so I finally got a little hate mail. I think that is kind of neat, seeing that probably only 14 people have read this blog! So here it is:

Congrats on being on a DIET for 32 weeks, but I’m sorry to inform you that I don’t believe you are doing Weight Watchers.
In 32 weeks you have STARVED yourself doing a variation of a few plans,and freely admitted this yourself. Your results are BEYOND typical. This is prob why friends/coworkers ask if you had the surgery. I know people who have had GBS who didn’t lose as fast as you.
FYI WW recommends .5-2 pounds a week. For those of us who are extremely obese its 1% of what you weigh that week.
What you have done is put a strain on your heart and other vital organs. Also when you take it off so quickly you have a higher chance of regaining.
Jumping on the WW website and patting your own back, telling people how you have done this on WW, is very misleading.
You aren’t fooling ANYONE but yourself and a few naive posters.
Toot your own horn all you like, but you won’t convince anyone but YOURSELF that you are following the program!

Wow! This person is soooo angry at me. Here is what I can say. I love doing this blog. I have written more in the last 10 days that I have my whole life. But, I want to clear up a few things about me, and my plan in life:

1. I do not starve myself- Not in the least. I eat a lot, and when i say a lot, ask my wife. Now, here is a typical day for me

1/2 cup Fiber one with 1/2 cup soy milk
3 apples
6 oz. of fish or chicken

1 mango or grapefruit

6 oz fish
2 slices Double Fiber Bread
1/4 cup FF cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese
2 cups green vegetable

4 Fiber Crackers with 1 cup salsa

8 oz chicken
3 cups of vegetables (Broccoli is my favorite)
8 cups air popped popcorn
4 fiber crackers

2 cups Broccoli

Now that is a typical day. I realize the choices I make are not what everyone makes, but… I have been loving it for 8 months, and I feel confident I will be able to live my life like this.

2. I do WW, along with other tips I picked up from books. WW is a good program, but I did not like counting points. I do not think anything is wrong with point counting, but for me, I couldn’t see myself doing it for the rest of my life. I do a variation of WW called core, where you eat certain foods until you are full. Also, the book “The F-Factor Diet” by Tanya Zuckerbrot really showed me how important 35 grams of fiber a day is. I do believe that fiber is the key to weight loss. I like WW, but I LOVE Tanya (In a fiber way of course).

3. I lose more than 2 pounds a week. Enough already with the recommended 1-2 pounds a week. I get it! I realize it. What can I do? I am not starving myself, and I work out a good amount. I drink more than a gallon of water a day. I go to see the doctor every month, and my heart rate is perfect (120/70 last time) and my cholesterol is at 140.

4. Gastric Bypass- I know people who have done it. All it does is limit the amount of food you eat. Look at my diet, I really try to eat healthy. I do not snack on a McNugget all day.

I guess what I am trying to say is that being obese is so tough! And guess what America, you can lose weight! It doesn’t matter how you do it. Whether it is the South Beach Diet, WW, Atkins, Zone, Sugar buster, etc., everyone has a plan. I just want to see people lose weight, and get healthier. Whatever program you are on, that is awesome, because you are trying to get weight off, and that is the most important thing.

One more thing, I do not think I am fooling anyone. I am just a guy who was sick of being unhealthy.

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