We all know people whose weights range around 17 to 19 stone, I would think. I know at least 3 or 4.
One of those people is a man who is an Inspector for a bus company. He sits all day, or night, depending what shift he is on, in an office, at a computer and doing paperwork. Three or four days a month he goes out on the road checking drivers for infringments of company routes or policy, and passenger tickets, but even then he takes a company car out to some isolated bus stop and just sits and waits for the bus to come along, checks the tickets and then gets back in his car and goes to the next stop on his list, and sits and waits again.
He weighed, I think it was 19 stone at the last count before he discovered Paul Mckenna's 'I Can Make You Thin.' programme, about 3 or 4 months ago. He's lost three stone since then, and the theme is to eat what one wants, when one wants, (according to Paul) diets never work, because one usually regains all the weight that one originally lost.
His wife, a dear friend of mine, has lost two stone, or thereabouts, but she didn't start Pauls weight loss programme until later, being a bit skeptical of it all, until she saw how well her hubby was doing.
Paul Mckenna's programme swept the Uk, and is now, apparently sweeping America. His programme has had huge success in ratings, and converts. My friend the Inspector eats his favorite cream slices, and all the other things that he likes, but follows Pauls programme religiously, and he is so happy, after having tried all sorts of diets for years.
Paul even advocates that one goes to their fridge, freezer or larder and throw out all of those things that you don't like, regardless of their calories or health promises, and stock up on all the things that you do
like to eat, and to heck with the calories or carbohydrates.
He's written some books also, but I haven't a clue as to titles etc... sorry.
As for the family in the article, well, someone here said that they just need educating about weight and food nutrition etc... I agree, but I would also add that they need to be a little more commited to at least trying to do something about their weight problems, instead of just sitting back and letting others do their work for them.
As for their weight stopping them from working... Pooh!! That's just utter nonsense! My friend who was 19 stone works long hours, as does his wife... incidently, she was thirteen stone and is only 4'10 and a half inches, (so it showed
now she is down to ten and a half stone.
Another acquaintance of mine has just started the regime, and has lost 14 pounds in just a month, ok, she was only 12 stone to begin with, but still, we are all proud of her achievement, and she really feels good about herself.