On July 1, 2010 at 7:32 AM Pacific Time, LisaCultJam wrote:Hi Non-Surgical Wt. Loss friends,
I've never posted here before but I have a question for you that has me a bit heated.
A friend of mine has been 300+ lbs for some time. She goes up and down. (Oh how well we know that story). Her Dr. gave her a goal of 250 lbs. She submitted the Dr. note to Weigh****chers and they wouldn't accept it because it is too far from their weight chart and they said there's no way any Dr. would think this was a healthy goal.
I feel for her. She comes to the same WW meeting as me. (She doesn't know I had WLS) she saw me struggle to get it off and thinks she can too with the right support. I tried for 30 years to do it and I couldn't maintain it. I really feel for her and I'm a bit heated with WW.
Is this fair? What do you think?
Hi Lisa, My answer may not make you happy because I don't think 250 pounds is a healthy final weight goal. I do think that it's important to have lots of tiny goals along the way, both scale and non-scale. To me this would be one of those midway goals.
I was in the 300+ lbs when I started and it was overwhelming to look at all the weight I had to shed. It was just too painful to think that I needed to shed close to 200 pounds so my first goal was to shed 10 pounds. I kept moving my goal along. Maybe she can do the same?
WW is a business and I believe that reaching goal means you can attend sessions for free - but I could be wrong. If this is the case then they will retain control on setting that goal and I do think it's fair.
I feel sorry for your friend, it is a struggle even with the band. What does she gain AND lose by setting a goal that's not even close to a normal weight? Maybe she can join here for extra support?
Hi, I'm Skylark. I shed my weight without surgery on Dr. John McDougall"s Maximum Weight Loss Plan. My highest weight could have been as much as 350 pounds, I was wearing size 30 pants and barely fit into 4X tops when I started my diet November 2008. I am off all meds and have no comorbidities. I now have a normal BMI.
Highest weight might be 350/ Weight I started to keep daily records of my loss was 336/Current weight 138
I had lower body lift with auto-augmentation, hernia repair, arm lift and tumor removed on Nov. 5th, 2010.