I want to preface this post by saying I don't believe in quick fixes. Never have. I understand that having a lot of weight to lose is complicated. One's approach to losing that weight is going to be as unique as the situation that got them into that position in the first place.
But really? Gastric by-pass or lap band surgery for an individual that has no medical reasons for not being able to lose weight on their own infuriates me! Yes, I see it as a cop out. Yes, I see it as cheating.
Anyone that has tried for years to lose weight knows that its not easy. Its not even CLOSE to easy, which is why people spend years trying! I'm just fired up about this because the past few days have been really hard for me. I've been so good sticking with my Paleo lifestyle, passing up the delicious catered desserts at work, cinnamon rolls, boyfriends father's birthday cake, etc., etc. Last night I was so hungry I wanted to eat my hand. THIS IS HARD. But I know it will pass. Another week of eating so good like this, and my body will transform into a machine. I already feel really good about my decisions, and the temptations are getting easier to pass up each time.
And then I think about someone who got to take the easy road. Someone that just had to shell out a few bucks and recover from surgery. How is that learning? How can someone be proud of that? How does that even count?
I'm sure this is just my grouchy stomach talking. Give me a week, and I'll have less hate towards things I can't control that have no effect on me whatsoever. Ha!