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Wisdom from "My 600 lb. Life"

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"There is no life situation that justifies making unhealthy choices." Dr. Nowzaradan

I really thought there was... chronic depression, an abusive childhood, anxiety disorders, PTSD.

But he even told a mother with a hospitalized disabled child that it was no excuse, so I guess I was wrong. I guess there really is no excuse for making unhealthy choices.

Who knew?? What a kick in the pants.


**"You need to be healthy emotionally to be healthy physically." Dr. Now

aah... now it all makes sense.

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    I hadn't thought of it exactly like that. Yes, I guess there is no excuse!
    577 days ago
    Dr. Now doesn't mince words, does he?

    You know, it's funny - I've often encountered situations where someone would actually ask why someone is doing this, that or the other ......... and when given an explanation, is *immediately* accused of "rationalizing" or "excusing".........well, why the $#!@# did you even bother to ASK? Small talk? Pleeeeease! SMH.......

    630 days ago
    I like that show too. His comments make a lot of sense. emoticon
    630 days ago
    I like the show "My 600 lb. life". Mainly the encouragement that it gives me. It reinforces that anything is possible. I have some physical limitations and thought that I would not be able to lose the weight. My doctors have told me that I need to get down to 190 lbs. before they will approve a total knee replacement for me. When I joined SparkPeople a few days ago I had already been doing exercises for one week. I'm not able to do much so I just work out longer. Right now I am laying on my bed and working on my upper body doing strength training. I did not have barbells so I filled up two liter bottles with water and I am using that right now. I also do side leg lifts and frontward leg lifts. Right now this is good for me. I also was only eating once a day and now I am eating just a little three days a week. Before any of this was possible though I achieved mental and emotional stability by getting help from a counselor. This is also one thing that I like about Dr. Now. He does let the people on his show that they might need this help. I can attest that I have not felt this good in a little while as I do since I am eating and exercising. Even with limitations this journey is possible. Hang in there everyone. We've got this. Much success to all.
    912 days ago
    Honestly I think that is simplifying things. It feels like the "No excuses" quote about exercise to me. Sometimes people DO have reasons - and they are all valid. I think trying to eat healthier/move more is good, but not always possible and that is life. When I am really sick I don't eat much, I grab what I can handle both physically in terms of making it (easy) and what feels good on my body. I am gad you found inspiration in it, but don't let it guilt you into thinking you have to do things "right" or "perfect" all the time. emoticon
    985 days ago
    Dear Miller, That's one "TV Doctor's" opinion. Check out a few more professionals before you let this one "get to you".
    989 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/12/2017 5:09:18 PM
  • CHERYLA2012
    Well... I'm on the fence regarding that doctor's statement, leaning towards not caring for it one iota. One-size-fits-all "talk" would certainly not motivate me to do anything.
    990 days ago
    It's understandable, how those things can make you distracted and easily make unhealthy choices. But of course the best thing you can do is get healthy. "Living well is the best revenge." The healthier you get, the more confidence you will feel, and you can accomplish greater things when you are filled with confidence!

    If he didn't mention it, exercise can help with anxiety symptoms-- it helps by not only changing your brain chemicals, but also by helping to regulate your blood sugar, and that is also a mood lifter.
    991 days ago
    I cannot stress enough that success doesn't come from just lowering your calories or walking more steps. Success comes when you decide to change your lifestyle completely. And then the weight will disappear...and stay gone as long as you live life on life's terms. What you must do is learn how to deal with your emotions without numbing yourself by shoving food in your mouth. You must clean and organize your home because a clutter home is a cluttered mind. You must learn to treat people the way you want to be treated and to ALWAYS make amends to those your have hurt. You must stick with winners and not hang around toxic people. Winners are people that have what you want: integrity, dignity, self love, etc. You must never get involved with other people by getting into their business when it isn't your business to begin with. And you must avoid DRAMA, COMPLETELY. So once you figure out how to live your life properly, losing weight will fall into place. Best of luck, fredie
    991 days ago
    I like that quote at the end! It does make sense.
    991 days ago
    What if unhealthy food is all you have to eat? Or live where it's too dangerous to walk and you don't have a car or money for a gym membership? Nobody wants to get fat or out of shape.
    991 days ago
    Hope you are having a good day.
    991 days ago
    Unless someone has been through even one of those trials they have no idea the emptiness​ that is felt.
    991 days ago
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    Hang in there. You can do it!
    991 days ago
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