2008/11/05 at 9:14 pm | Posted in Exercise, Health, Life, lifestyle change, Thoughts, weight loss, weight loss blog, weight watchers | 1 Comment
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facelessOkay, I know it’s been a long time since my last post here. So I just want to let you know that everything’s been fine with the weight loss.

I’m back to doing Wii Fit at night and also back to my normal walking routine during lunch. There was a period when I wasn’t doing my walking because of special events at work in which we were treated to lunch, days off, etc. But now we’ve reached a point where we won’t be having any for some time, so it’s given me the opportunity to get back into the swing of things.

My weight remains in the between 199.9 and 202 lbs. That seems to be a comfort zone for me as it’s pretty easy to get back on track with only a few pounds to lose. But if it gets into the 5 lb. category, then I’m going to start to worry. I’ve promised myself not to let that happen.

Anyway, for today’s post I thought I’d throw some humor at you. As my loyal readers know, I’ve taken great pride in losing weight the traditional way rather than throw my reliance into so-called miracle weight-loss cures, pills, surgeries, etc. only to be disappointed down the road. The only thing that will the weight off is lots of hard work and maintenance, and I think I’ve more than proven that it’s possible. The word “diet” never entered my mind, neither did the word “quit.”

You also know that I would never endorse products that make such promises, which is why I had to laugh when I saw the ad you see on the left. No, I’m not endorsing anything here and while it feels like I’m “promoting” the product by adding a link to its Web site, in this case it’s more than necessary.

I saw that ad today on and just had to do a screencap of it. I thought that maybe Jessica, the girl supposedly shown in the ad, would show her face on the Web site once you clicked on the ad.

So I clicked and much to my surprise, she didn’t (copy and paste into browser: So I thought to myself, wow, not only did this diet pill (or drink…whatever) help her lose all that weight (since she was soooo heavy to begin with), it ALSO ATE HER FACE!

Ahem. Anyway, after do a little digging I realized that not only was the picture amusing, it may not even depict the mysterious Jessica. Go ahead and check out the file name (copy and paste into browser: That’s right–it’s named “kim-before-after.jpg” which, if you ask me, seems a little strange. Additionally, her so-called blog seems to be nothing more than a bogus storefront for another site pushing–you guessed it–yet another miracle weight-loss product. And evidently, Jessica/Kim is so proud of her weight loss that she found it necessary to put a big black blob on her face.

Oh, c’mon now. Short of posting pictures of me shirtless (which will still never happen), I’ve never been afraid of being ridiculed about my appearance before, during or after my program.

So go ahead and read through her “testimonial” and tell me what you think. Remember that in most cases, the FDA has not reviewed these products nor do they back up their claims of weight loss. That alone should tell you something’s not right. And there seems to be a lot of dead ends on her “blog” which, after reading through the claims, doesn’t surprise me one bit. And the comments section? Mysteriously closed.

I know I’ve said it time and time again, but diets don’t work. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, don’t fall into the trap of overpriced products making nothing but empty promises. It takes hard work, dedication and a lot of time to get the results you want. And once you get there, the victory is so much sweeter.

In short, save your money and follow these simple rules: eat less, move more. You can do it!

(Note: I did not add direct links to the page to prevent tracking and adding to its click-through rate.)

1 Comment

  1. Lol! Thanks for the laugh. I can’t stand those adds. I’ve never seen one with a eaten face. Kim/Jessica hu. Who knows if she even knows the person. Copyright laws say you have to modify the image and make it yours…hum. I’ll take a vitamin, or on occasion some protein powder, but that’s the only thing I’ll consume that’s not approved my the FDA.

    Yeah, those ads are something else. And it’s sad that some are so desperate that they will actually try this stuff. And I’m with you on the vitamins; that’s all I’ve ever taken. But any other supplements have never entered my body during my program, especially so-called “weight loss” supplements. And congrats on the progress–you’re looking great!

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