OnTheWayToMe saidI went to a weight-loss camp when I was a kid. I went for 3 summers. Each summer the same group of kids were there, mostly. We have all recently hooked up again on Facebook. Just about everyone I knew had surgery. They all lost 100+ pounds and say it's the best thing they ever did.
This got me to thinking. The same people who trash fat people all the time will then talk about "lifestyle changes". What a joke!
I'm answering this only because I have met similar kids
There's a simple explanation let me break it down for you
The kids were at fat camp because it is a responsible parent's last resort to help their kids, who maybe through there mistakes in parenting and their poor example, maybe through society and the education system or maybe through statistical chance ended up in the condition they did.
The aim of camp, is to build up kids self esteem, educate and correct misinformed kids and bring them to face their personal responsibility in both their weight problems and lives.
For the majority of the kids who succeed. these individuals move on with their lives, once one has moved on from there weight problem no one wants to dwell on it, they gain self esteem, diverge interests, make friends, build careers and relationships.
But now cold hard facts,
I believe you are lying because weight management camps...are accountable, competitive businesses they are required to publish the % success and failure...Especially since other businesses (insurance and HMOs) are subsiding the cost in a lot of cases
It seems to you like it was the same kids...and all of them need surgery because
You are a loser, who habitually dwells with people that offer you sympathy and compassion and who validate you and feed you the information you want to hear, so you can wallow in you repeated failure as a group. Heard the phrase...Misery seeks company... it's true
Where as anyone who has anything helpful to contribute from their experience and success in getting their weight under control has realized that group of people is toxic to their own success and cut them off.