If any of you follow the trainwreck that is Jennifer McKinney, Tracy Coenen has published yet another spectacular article about her lies on Fraud Files. You can click the link on the right side of the page under the heading “Places I Fancy.” In addition to mentioning Jennifer’s penchant for making false health claims and lying about her weight loss, Tracy covers perhaps the most important aspect of this story that I think is often overlooked: MLM companies or “pyramid schemes” are not a great way to make money. 99% of people that sign up to sell products actually LOSE MONEY, and for those that make money the average income is about $2400. In addition, people are often left with inventory on hand and risk alienating friends, family, and co-workers with pushy sales techniques. It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
As I don’t lie about my weight loss, let me give you an update! In a previous post I mentioned that I had lost 52 pounds and that I weighed 241 lbs. A few weeks later I now weigh…..240 lbs. Huh? Really? Yes, people who have bariatric surgery apparently hit plateaus. As our caloric intake is rarely over 1,000 calories our bodies sometimes try and fight the rapid weight loss by holding onto fat for dear life. To add insult to injury, I actually gained back up to 245 lbs. in the recovery from my stomach bug because I had to have a carb heavy diet until the vomiting and diarrhea subsided; for several days I lived on toast, crackers, rice, bananas, and Gatorade. I have felt alot better the last couple of days and have been able to start eating my normal diet. This morning I weighed in at exactly 240 lbs for a weight loss total of 53.5 lbs. I have not weighed 240 lbs in 8 years.
Several of you have asked about my diet. Here is what I ate yesterday:
Breakfast: One container of Lite Greek yogurt (store brand) that contained 90 calories, 16 g protein, and 10 g sugar. It was peach flavored. Not that the flavor matters or anything 🙂
Snack: Spinach salad with 2 tbsp. reduced fat salad dressing. 75 calories, 3 g protein, 0 sugar.
Lunch: 1 small whole wheat tortilla (90 calories, 10 g fiber, 5 g carbs, 4 g protein), scrambled eggs (2 egg whites, one yolk), and 1/4 cup fat-free cheddar cheese. I topped the eggs and cheese with salsa and made a burrito.
Dinner: 2/3 of a catfish fillet, a shit-ton of dill pickle chips (hey….it’s that time of the month), several slices of cucumber.
I drank nothing but iced tea (sweetened with splenda) and water with lemon.
And that’s about it, folks. I have run out of things to say!