PostSecret: Cocaine

By Laura Moncur @ 5:00 am — Filed under:

This postcard from PostSecret reminds me of how desperate we can all become when we are trying to lose weight.

PostSecret: Cocaine

It reads:

I want to use cocaine again so I can lose this extra weight.

There have been times when I have felt like I have no control over what I eat and I desperately want to lose weight. I’ve never been desperate enough to risk addiction to cocaine, but then again, I’ve never even had access to the stuff. Honestly, I can’t say that I would have been able to stay away from it if I could only lose weight. I was that desperate.

Sometimes it feels like we are willing to do anything EXCEPT eat healthy and exercise. When I follow the WW program, I lose weight. There are plateaus at times, but as long as I stay on the program, my weight goes down. Why would I be willing to risk my life rather than eat healthy? It makes no sense to me.

PostSecret‘s beneficiary is the National Hopeline Network. It is a 24-hour hotline (1 (800) SUICIDE) for anyone who is thinking about suicide or knows someone who is considering it.


3 Responses to “PostSecret: Cocaine”

  1. Noah Says:

    When I was in college I found a doctor that would prescribe me Adderall. I told him I couldn’t focus in class and that I had the same problem in high school and that it had worked then. Not my best moment, but I was desperate to lose some weight, and honestly it worked, I felt like crap, but it worked.

  2. Ernie Says:

    I’ve never had access to nor the desire to have drugs of any kind. But I agree with your assessment of WW. It works, if you work at it.

    Good luck, Laura! Let us know how you’re doing with it sometime. Have you met any milestones or goals?

  3. Lynn C Says:

    heh… I sometimes feel that way about smoking. I quit smoking about 11 years ago (11 years in February) and sometimes when I just want to eat and eat until the cows come home, I think, “Man, if I just had a SMOKE, I wouldn’t want those potato chips sooooo badly.”

    On the other hand, I will say this; It was easier to quit smoking than to diet.

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