Holy God. Did you see this news story today? It was on a couple of the morning shows and Yahoo! is running it, too. Apparently stupid bitches (much like myself) are so determined to lose some extra poundage before their wedding day that they're subjecting themselves to tube feeding. What. The. Fuck. I thought my ass was crazy. But, you know what's really insane? These chicks are still ingesting more than the 500 calories I'm supposed to be eating on my plan. They get a big, bad 800 calorie feeding per day, but they look like freak shows with tubes hanging off their faces in the meantime. One issue I have with this is that my limited time in nursing school taught me that NG tubes pose infection risks with the whole foreign object being inserted into the body thing. That's why they're placed in hospitals and removed before the patient goes home. I mean, I'm sure there are folks who are sickly that have these gadgets at home, but they're not up and walking around Wal Mart or whatever freaking everyone out and picking up God knows what disease.
My other issue is why can't these bitches crash diet like the rest of us? It's insane, and I mean all of it- crash diets, fad diets, surgical procedures, etc. What have we come to that we'd rather starve ourselves and butcher our bodies rather than put down the ice cream carton and bag of potato chips and get our asses off the couch and walk for 30 minutes a day? It's the immediate gratification that we crave. That's the problem. No one, myself included, wants to put in the time and effort it takes to do it the right way.
Well, starting tomorrow, I'm no longer in the crazy group. I am going to start running. And by that, I mean wogging (walk/jogging). I plan to build up slowly to the point where I can run a full half marathon. I have my eye on this one. Ideally, I'd like to plan a vacation for the whole family centered around my run, but I don't know what my job/school situation will be then. Regardless, I'm determined to at least be physically able to do it by then. It's almost a year away, so I'm going against my natural instincts and not setting a goal that's too aggressive. I'm going to modify my current diet to allow for more calories and possible whole grains, if I determine that my body needs them for energy to exercise. I will continue with the hcg, though, because as I said before, that shit is expensive.