Thanks for sharing. When I was in high school I weighed 115 pounds--I thought I was fat because the other cheerleaders weighed in at 105. My sister and I drove all the way to Beaumont Texas to see the fat doctor. My sister was overweight so we had no problem securing the pills mentioned above.
The pills almost killed me-I was a nervous wreck-out of control and all over the place. I don't know what was worse-the pills or the beaten I got from my mom for taking the pills.
I've picked up a few pounds over the years but I refuse to take any type of diet pills. I work out on a regular basis--not on any medication and I feel great. I'm no longer consumed with being thin--more concerned with being healthy.
For the record--thin women aren't always healthy. I wear a size 12/14--some people think that's huge. My neighbor wears a size 6 and she has high blood pressure and diabetes.
@PN: How very open of you to reveal such personal experience.
I agree. I have with age and a more sedentary lifestyle have added a few pounds. I used to run and enjoyed it immensely as it became what is known as a POSITIVE ADDICTION. Course at the time science had not caught up with the structural ramifications of damage to knees and feet. So, after two knee arthroscopy procedures, one for each knee, I slipped into a reduction of aerobic activity. I am trying to walk more. Just haven't got re-addicted to this positive habit.
Regarding pills...much is unfortunately out there online from off shore pharmacies and other countries sans prescription. I probably would be dead had this ability to obtain 'medication' online was available in the 60's.
Kids growing up now are up against so many obstacles as they work to obtain maturity.
They slay us with semantics. It’s not by any definition “healthcare” in the United States. It’s sickness care. If you are not sick when you go to the medical system, you certainly will be soon. The U.S. medical system is a killing machine, and not too disguised. More and more people are waking up to this fact. You know, we could bypass a lot of misinformation in the mystery of health if we could go back to the fork in the road that split off between Antoine Bechamp (1816-1908) and Louis Pasteur (1822-1895).
Pasteur created fertile ground for the hoax of modern medicine that we have today. Charlatans and sociopaths saw the vast empire of wealth that could be created on the theories of Pasteur.
Hence, we have the multitrillion-dollar synthetic chemical pharmaceutical colossus that has medically imprisoned the whole planet.
We are sicker than ever and everybody knows this, but ignorance keeps us sick and keeps making trillions of dollars for the pharmaceutical conspiracy.
Another thing, the government and the political order are in bed with the pharmaceutical companies. You don’t hear politicians exposing this madness that is crushing the American people economically and killing millions of people yearly. Talk about murder incorporated and population control all in the same bucket! And guess who pays the bill?