The Three Worst Ways to Lose Weight

The Three Worst Ways to Lose Weight

If you follow my quarterly goal reviews, you know one of my goals is to lose weight.  A pound a month until I’m down to 190 pounds at the end of the year.  I generally just watch what I eat during the week and ease up to enjoy the weekends.  As part of my routine, I weigh myself every day to track my progress.  I’ve found that I usually gain a pound or two on the weekends, but lose it again during the week.

But here are three weight loss methods I would NOT recommend:


I had one last week.  The prep for it is worse than the procedure – you’re asleep for the procedure.  But the day before, you have to not eat anything.  The only thing I could have was clear liquids, which for me was water and Sprite.

Then, starting at 6:00 pm, you have to drink a cup of this special liquid they give you. That doesn’t sound so bad – until you realize you have to drink a cup every FIFTEEN minutes until you get through three liters.  It takes about three hours.  About 45 minutes in, the flushing out of your intestines starts.  I don’t want to be gross, but Niagara Falls comes to mind.  Then, at 4:00 in the morning of the procedure, you have to drink another liter.  Between that and not eating for a day and a half, I lost 2.4 pounds.

Clean bill of health on that, by the way.


My colonoscopy was Thursday.  Friday morning, I still couldn’t drive, so I stayed home from work.  It seems I am very sensitive to anesthesia.  This also seems to have affected my digestive system.  Saturday morning, I was in our church kitchen helping to get ready for our annual Men’s Barbeque.  I had two slices of tri-tip.   They didn’t go down, they got stuck in my esophagus.  I felt them stuck in there.  I couldn’t move them down into my stomach or throw them up.  I felt so bad, I had to miss the barbeque.  I couldn’t eat or even get down a sip of water.  This went on for THIRTEEN HOURS until I was able to throw one of them up.   But it wasn’t until 4:00 pm today that the other one finally went down.  So far, I lost two pounds.  It might be more when I weigh myself tomorrow morning.


I wasn’t weighing myself the two times I had kidney stones, but for the three or four days I had them, I ate very little.  I don’t know how many pounds I lost, but my pants did fit looser.

Do not try these methods to lose weight!



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