Once Again. . .There’s No Quick Fix
I work in an office with a female to male ratio of 10:2. So naturally the office chatter among the women—when we’re not talking about each other—always seems to come around to the subject of weight loss and food. Here’s a recap of one such conversation with a fellow co-worker and myself:
Co-worker (with a super-excited look that I’ve never seen her have at work): Oh my God, my hairdresser lost a ton of weight. She looks fabulous! She said she got a weight loss pill from her doctor.
Me: Yep, my friend got the same prescription right before her wedding. She wanted to fit into her form-fitting gown. She lost about 25 pounds and looked amazing, but. . .
Co-worker (cutting me off mid-sentence): We have to get it. We have to get on that pill. I have a vacation coming up in two months and I need to get into a bathing suit.
(***At this point I’m afraid she’s going to start hyperventilating she’s so excited.)
Me: In addition to taking the pill, my friend also barely ate and worked out twice a day. She said the pill made her really moody and once she stopped taking it, she gained all the weight back. Your hairdresser seemed to leave out those facts.
Co-worker (with a devastated look on her face): Oh, I was afraid there was a catch to it.
Me: We know better than to think there’s a magic weight-loss trick. All we have to do is watch what we eat and exercise.
Co-worker (still with that “You just kicked my puppy” expression on her face): I know, I know: eat healthy and exercise regularly. Why don’t we just do it then???
And that, my friends, is the million-dollar question!