Mom is always looking for some way to get me to lose weight
. Now, I don't think I'm that much overweight
; I think I'm about right for a woman
my age (plus or minus a bit), but apparently she doesn't think so. Today, she took me to the mall
and bought me herbal diet pills
, I think, I could stand to lose a bit of my tummy, and if not now, then when?
After all, losing weight only gets tougher as you get older
, and I'm gaining about ten pounds a year. And my two younger sister
s are quite a bit thinner than I am, and I would
like to borrow
their clothes now and then.
But diet pills? They are herbal, but it seems a little weird
to me. Isn't that like buying your daughter speed
? However, I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth
. I learned a long time ago (during my freshman
year in college) that anytime you can get something for nothing
- a meal
, some clothes
, disk space
- you shouldn't ask questions. So I'll try the herbal diet pill thing for a while and see what happens. I think I can handle it; I won't abuse them or anything. So stay tuned for a real life
testimonial; let's see if these things really work.
Added Later: I know that "herbal" does not mean "safe" (see Does "All Natural" Mean "No Side Effects"?
) I don't want you all to think that I'm a complete idiot
. However, I know enough people who've taken this particular pill over a period of years, and they are still perfectly healthy human beings (and a bit thinner, to boot). Yes, I know, I know, "long-term effects" can exist, but hey, do you know what the "long-term effects" of obesity are? Heart disease
, high cholesterol
, and, ultimately, death
. I'll take my chances.