Weight Loss Update 06.23.2023
The urge to write and get my thoughts out into the world is, once again, flowing over me- so let’s get it out.
The world is a fucked-up place, full of people who don’t give a shit about you. In reality, you can count the number of people who truly give a shit about you on one hand.
I started Wegovy about 5 weeks ago and I took 3 shots and it had already started working- at least it had in my head- either way though, the “food noise” was gone and I didn’t binge nightly.
Then I went to refill the prescription for the next level, and it was put on hold due a national shortage.
I had also joined a few Facebook groups for advice and stuff like that- it didn’t take long to understand why it was on a national shortage.
There are TOO many people taking it that don’t actually need it.
Post after post about people under 200 lbs. talking about how they’ve lost 8 lbs and feel amazing- while I have to stop and then start all over again, probably in September, and I’m over 400 lbs and have a live long battle with this shit.
Do you know how frustrating it is to see someone post “I’m down to 180 lbs- that’s 10 lbs lost!”
If there was enough of this stuff- I wouldn’t have a problem with it but it’s the same reason I refused to take the other medicine available- the ones that are specifically for diabetes. I wasn’t going to take that and cause a shortage for someone who truly needs it to live.
DRs are putting people on Wegovy that clearly don’t need it while taking it away from the people who’s life could truly be saved.
So many people in my small town are on it that it crashed the Walgreen’s pharmacy software because they didn’t have room for any more prescriptions, so they literally canceled them all and made a list on a piece of paper to track it.
How many of those people are truly morbidly obese and how many people just want a wonder pill to drop 10 lbs. so they can get back down to 180 lbs. or something like that?
So- here I am, back to trying to fight it on my own and I know that sounds pathetic to a lot of people- people who have never been where I’ve been my entire fucking life and that’s fine…I’ll continue to fight like I have for probably 30 years now- with no win in sight.
In the words of the great and wise Mr. Meeseeks- “Existence is pain Jerry!”
Love, Peace and Sharkyness