New weight loss device

Exercise Junky
By Exercise Junky Latest Reply 2015-01-15 13:00:55 -0600
Started 2015-01-15 10:29:56 -0600

Can anyone tell me about the newly approved sensor weight loss device. I just heard the end of it on the today show this morning.

5 replies

MaryYouBetcha 2015-01-15 12:24:31 -0600 Report

Well, the article haoleboy posts below says that the target of 10% weight loss was not met. So, let's not go out and grab one. It stimulates a nerve that signals the brain that you're full. Being full has never stopped me from overeating so I doubt it would work for me. If being hungry is why you overeat, then most likely it would help. With a name like Exercise Junky, you're probably one of the latter. (sigh) Wish I was!

Exercise Junky
Exercise Junky 2015-01-15 12:45:44 -0600 Report

I'm ashamed to say it but my name should be more like exercise "flunky". I would be better off if I had the courage to exercise again. I used to exercise 5 times a week before I had cancer two years ago. Now I've gotten it in my head that if I start exercising like that again, my cancer will come back. It was stage 3 before they found it and I felt so good from exercising I didn't show any symptoms.

MaryYouBetcha 2015-01-15 12:57:14 -0600 Report

Oh - that's too bad. I'm so sorry that happened to you. I hope you can find a way to redirect the fear or to make a plan so that even if you're exercising you can get enough screenings to make sure nothing bad is happening. But fear is a really, really hard thing to conquer. I know this from years of therapy.
I don't have anything like that, thank heavens, although I really don't feel very bad when my BG numbers are very high and usually feel yucky for a while when I get them under control so I can understand a little the feeling of not wanting to do something based on past experiences.

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