600 Pound Mom
Dominique Lanoise, the woman who was dubbed the "600 pound mom" by TLC, will chronicle her efforts to lose 112 pounds in order to have weight loss surgery on Oprah's OWN Network tonight.
Here's a quote from the OWN Network website:
Dominique is imprisoned within her house by morbid obesity leaving her 6 daughters worried for her life. Their only hope is weight-loss surgery, but to qualify, Dominique will have to shed 112lbs. Can she lose the weight to help save her life?
Yes, Dominique can absolutely lose the weight to save her life if she changes her habits. If Dominique can lose 112 pounds without surgery, why is it unreasonable to think that she can lose even more weight the same way?
After she has the weight loss surgery, will she continue drinking soda <-- the image of Dominique drinking soda is not safe for work or children.
When she reaches her goal weight of 488 pounds (she weighed 485 in this news story) is it possible that she can continue to exercise and eat the proper food to live in better health?
These are habits she will have to adopt after surgery anyway.
A weight loss blogger that I used to follow named Tony weighed 420 pounds at 5'7 at his highest weight and he lost weight over 200 pounds without pills, without surgery, and I completely admire him for that.
you we can absolutely lose weight without resorting to obesity weight loss surgery or diet pills. It is possible.
No, people who've had weight loss surgery (if you're reading this), I'm not knocking you. You did what you felt you had to do for you.
I'm saying, however, that there's more at work here and 600 pound mom, Dominique won't be helped by this surgery until she is really ready to change her life.
The counseling component of weight loss surgery will be absolutely necessary for this woman and her 6 daughters, who have been feeding and bathing her all these years.
This might be a rerun, but I've never seen the show and don't plan to watch. The preview was enough for me. Her daughter said she's never seen her mom walk! How can this be?!
I feel like TV Networks seek out people like Dominique. She's a sideshow attraction to them to generate ratings.
For the people out there like Dominique, when you hit your absolute rock bottom know that there are other alternatives to surgery. It is not your only option.