Crazy Weight Loss Gadgets, Powders and Magic Pills


This morning I realized that using this blog and twitter to lose weight has been the cheapest thing I have ever done.  Not only that it is working, go figure!  I have tried EVERYTHING you can imagine and spent more money than I want my husband to know about trying to find that quick fix.  I thought it would be fun to share some of the ridiculous things we have all tried.  There are 3 that really stand out in my mind. 

  • First is this tea, now when I say tea it is not something you can get from the store.  This special tea can only be bought from a lady who got the recipe from some Indian medicine man.  When you go there to get it you almost feel like your doing a drug deal, lol.  The way it looks in the baggie when your done would probably get you arrested just the same.  It tastes and smells like shiz and the side effect makes you shiz, a lot.  By all means you do not want to fart because it will certainly be a shart!  As far as weight loss, yes for a day or two because you cannot leave the bathroom to eat!
  • Second is this pill my Mom got.  You swallow it before you eat and it expands in your stomach.  The thought of that makes me a little queasy.  She was so proud of these little pills because they had no bad side effects.  You put one in a glass of water and watch it expand.  Now picture a baby diaper, the gel stuff inside of them.  That is exactly what the stuff in these pills look like.  After my Mom went through several more of her pills to do the little water in the glass demonstration then realized they didn’t expand, she sent them back.  I could go on about this because it is really funny but I will leave it at that!
  • Third, okay this is really kind of embarrassing but hey desperate times call for desperate measures.  I am a not so proud owner of the Think & Lose program.  It is a cd set and mp3 player that you hypnotize yourself into thinking that you will only eat half of what is on your plate.  When I got it I would faithfully listen to it every night while I lay in bed next to my very nice husband.  He didn’t make fun of me once, oh if the tables were turned I would NEVER let him live that one down! lol  After a while I realized all it did was put me to sleep and I would still eat everything on my plate I figured I had been ripped off yet again. 

I know I am not the only one to try these crazy things out.  Believe me I have tried many more. lol  When I think about it now.  If all I had to do was think and lose weight, I would be one skinny woman because I think about it all of the time!


Share with us what you have tried, by leaving a comment. 





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17 responses to “Crazy Weight Loss Gadgets, Powders and Magic Pills

  1. Love this post ladies! I don’t have any great stories to share about crazy things I’ve tried, but I just wanted to tell you that your post made me laugh out loud! 🙂

  2. Oh Shannon! I know how you’re feeling, I have tried thing after thing! Where to start!

    1.)Lots of different pills! I can’t even name them all! But LOTS of them!

    2.) Wu-Yi Tea… which ended up being nothing more than Oolong tea and apple. And they wanted $60/month for it! I’m sorry to say, I paid for a one month supply.

    3.) 3 day Hollywood diet. It’s nasty juice concentrate you mix with water, and it’s all you can have for 3 days. Well, that and water. It is SO gross and I’m here to tell you, going through that is the worst experience ever!

    Doing it the healthy was is the ONLY way!

  3. Have you ever heard about the red light diet? I will have to do a post about that… I didn’t actually try it, because I couldn’t find the right drinking glasses…

  4. teetee_71

    Where to begin! I’ve tried it all and need to lose 125 lbs so that tells you how great they work!

    Don’t know if anyone’s ever heard of this dandy diet but we always referred to it as the hotdog diet. One day you’d eat 3 hotdogs for breakfast, 3 hotdogs for lunch and 3 hotdogs for supper. No buns or condiments. The next day you’d eat 3 eggs at each meal. Then you’d go back to hotdogs the next. Nothing else during the day but water. Supposed to do this for 2 wks. I lasted 2 meals! Hotdogs for breakfast….enough said.

    Another was right before each meal you have to eat an apple….to this day I can’t stand apples or anything apple related (taste or smell).

    I could go on and on–cabbage soup diet, grapefruit diet, pills, powders, patches, some stupid little clip on my ear to curb hunger (whatever! that was a dumb purchase), snapping a rubber band on my wrist when I was hungry……

    I’d lose a few pounds and gain back that plus 3X that! If I only knew then what I know now…I’d have saved a butt load of cash and wouldn’t be overweight!

    My lifestyle is still a work in progress but I am learning that healthy eating, support from friends/family and exercise are the best remedies.

    Now I’m gonna go have a hotdog and an apple!! NOT!! 🙂

    • weightlosswiththefabulousfatties

      I can remember the hot dog diet. That is so funny. Really when you think about it all after the fact it is ridiculous. At least we can laugh at it now!

  5. Okay…

    1. Fen-Phen. Yep, I did it back in the mid 90s and lost 40 pounds and barely ate anything and was constipated all the time. Thank God that’s all that happened!! Of course, I regained all of it and then some.

    2. Sensa “sprinkles”…I ended up not even using them because I always forgot to use them…and they were expensive. Who knows though, they may have worked?

    3. Hoodia capsules. Whatever.

    After losing 55+ pounds “the old fashioned way” all I know is that I wouldn’t trade what I learned along the way for anything. And even though I’ve regained some of it back, I am learning MORE now and I the self-acceptance I have gained is worth more than anything!!

  6. As funny as the stories are and that some of them did help to loose weight the proof is there is no magic pill, ointment, snake oil cure for dieting and exercise.

    I smile when I hear people get excited about the newest ones, berries and patches. Fact is if it doesn’t include a change in behavior it won’t matter. This includes surgery and such as well.

    Weight loss is just the first phase and if the lifestyle doesn’t change the weight will come back. That is why blogging helps, it helps the writer become more accountable and honest with themselves. This produces a determination to prove (at least to oneself) that you are gonna get it done right.

    Thanks for another fun and insightful story girls, you are amazing and talented! And oh congrats on your weight loss. Way to Go!

    • weightlosswiththefabulousfatties

      Thank you. I have been wondering where you were. Glad to see you back on twitter and leaving us wonderful comments. You are fantastic!

  7. Have you heard of the Master Cleanse? Its a mixture of water, lemon juice, cayanne pepper and maple syrup. You have to drink it for a week and not eat anything!! I only lasted about a day and a half on it. It was terrible! Supposedly Beyonce did it to drop 20 pounds for Dreamgirls.

    • weightlosswiththefabulousfatties

      I bet she did drop 20 pounds. If you drink that for a week straight your bound to drop something. lol Impressive you lasted a day and a half!

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    Good stuff Thank you

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