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Trimming down the bride…

By cranky 20 July 2008 107

I need some advice.

A niece is counting down to her marriage ceremony (6 months).

Problem: Unfortunately, there is no other discription than that the lass is obese.

Probably inclined to help herself, but no real improvement from current efforts.

Parents, though concerned and applying pressure, have little effect.

Can any of the wonderous readership of this site point to a plan of action with the resources available in Canberra?

Sorry to offend if this seems outside the role of the RA, but where else can you call on a pretty vast source of knowledge.

What’s Your opinion?


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Granny 12:36 am 30 Jan 09

Glad the day went off well, Cranky.

: )

cranky 5:31 pm 29 Jan 09

The wedding went well. A few kilos may have been lost, but she looked sylph like in comparison with a few of the guests.

Apparently Jenny Craig is high on the agenda on return from the honeymoon. Her own decision, no pressure placed.

May I thank all for their input. This thread could be a great source for other weight challenged readers.

And did the bride end up dropping any weight?

I just reread this thread. Seeing WMC cop a bollocking made my afternoon!

ex-vectis 12:37 pm 29 Jan 09

How did the wedding go Crank?

anamika 10:59 am 27 Jul 08

To the OP: I’m an ex-fattie – from age 16 to 25 I tried every diet and exercise programme known to man and failed miserably at all of them. The only thing that worked for me was Jenny Craig, and it worked because it required very little effort on my part. Meal planning is a pain in the arse and JC took all the pain out of it. Oh yeah, and I combined it with walking an hour a day and gym sessions three times a week. Lost 30 kilos and have kept it off for 12 years. (Kind of messes with the set point theory Diane)

The problem is, you haven’t mentioned whether your niece actually WANTS to lose weight. “Probably inclined to help herself, but no real improvement from current efforts” implies it’s not a burning desire for her, and that’s the root of the issue. Losing weight is like giving up smoking or breaking any other addiction. If you’re not committed, you won’t stick at it.

Also, I can tell you from personal experience that parental pressure does more harm than good. While I appreciate you want the best for her, you guys should probably all lay off the girl and let her figure it out for herself.

Absent Diane 10:44 am 23 Jul 08

it is when it comes from me.

Doctor Evil 9:40 am 23 Jul 08

johnboy said :

Last warning on the personal abuse DE.

Must have missed the first one.

Can I have just one more? C’mon, I promise it will be worth your while 😉

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