Dr. Laura: How tall are you and what do you weigh?
Glutton for punishment: 5′ 6″ 240
Dr. Laura: You are in a medical emergency. You need to see a doctor right away. And it needs to be a doctor whose expertise is people who are grossly overweight. You can’t do this on your own, you need to be under a doctor’s care. A doctor who specializes in people who are GROSSLY. OVER. WEIGHT.
Glutton for punishment: Well I am in a fitness challenge right now where we all exercise and eat right and stuff like that.
Dr. Laura: You shouldn’t be doing that. I don’t like that. You are way too far gone to be doing it that way. You need to see a doctor and maybe have one of those stomach-shrinking procedures. I really don’t like those challenges for people that far gone. It’s dangerous.
(Dr Laura also tossed in some “lazy, and undisciplined” remarks too, just to make sure she was getting her point across)
Grossly overweight. How about GROSSLY UNPROFESSIONAL!!!??? A person calls you, a “professional,” for advice on why you have trouble staying motivated to lose weight, and you tell her to stop exercising and eating healthy food. And then flippantly insist to her that only an invasive surgery with a 10-50% percent success rate (depending on what study you read) will help her. I can’t even imagine how disappointed that woman must have been when she hung up that phone. I’ll bet you a dollar that ice cream was consumed soon thereafter, because, why bother? A “professional” told her that her efforts were useless.
I would say that 80 percent of Dr. Laura’s calls are her telling people to eliminate negative and destructive people from their lives. After 20 years of listening, consider yourself eliminated, Dr. Negative.