Saturday, September 4, 2010

diet pills/supplements

**I did my FIRST GUEST POST! CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT IT!**
now, back to my post...
So, I'd like to know what you think about
DIET PILLS/WEIGHT-LOSS SUPPLEMENTS?
Do you agree with people who take them?
Do you think they are dangerous and would NEVER consider it?
Maybe you think there are certain situations where its acceptable?
Have YOU ever taken them?
And, were they successful in helping you/or someone you know lose weight?
Here's my personal opinion...
I can't judge anyone on what they want to do, however from knowing people that have had SERIOUS complications and health issues from these "drugs", and with my health background and education, I would not suggest it!
**In high school, I was desperate to lose weight and decided to try Metabolife
(hope you guys remember what that was??!)
and it was VERY successful...I remember feeling my heart race each time I took it, but as a high school student wanting to "fit in" and lose weight, I was looking for ANYTHING that would work. I have to admit, it worked. I lost 30 lbs. very quickly but sadly when I stopped taking the pills, I gained every pound back, PLUS a few extra! ughhhh...
I can't say I stopped there, I took several other weight-loss supplements after that. Looking back, it scares me that I would have put my body in danger to look/feel good about myself...pathetic, right??! This blog has helped me realize and and open up all of those old emotions I felt growing up-so hard to re-live it sometimes!
This blog is like my therapy, if that even makes sense? and along the way,
I'm hoping to motivate others to learn from MY struggles and how my determination to change, became reality!

4 comments:

Julie said...

My last round of diet pills was Phentermine. I found a doctor that would prescribe it ongoing so I took it for 3 years straight. When I got laid off and couldn't afford it anymore I gained about 20 lbs. and knew I had to do something, the right thing. That's when I made the decision to change everything about the way I ate. It's gonna be a long road.....

Marissa said...

Julie,
The road may be long, but its worth it in the end-that's what I tell myself! Hang in there :)

Housewife Eclectic said...

Even though I know they are dangerous, they are still tempting sometimes. I think sometimes we will do anything to fit in, I know sometimes I would!
Thank you so much for the follow I am returning it now! ~ Housewifeeclectic.com

Kimi said...

Stopped by from Big Mama's. Great guest post! I've never tried diet supplements, but I don't judge those who do. We are all just trying to get healthier and we all have to do it on our own terms.

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