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  1. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    Was that Diana, one of this series' amazing success stories? I remember him saying after performing her WLS that her stomach was four times the size of the average person's stomach. She remarked that, although she ate a lot of food, she never felt full. I guess that would be like a regular person getting one quarter of a plate of food when they're really hungry.
  2. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    Yes Hellga thou canst. Verily I say thou shalt stomp them and mash them well and place their Sacred juices in the most Holy of barrels. Then thou shalt age-ith and ferment those juices until the appointed time. At that time our brethren and sistren(?) will pour forth this Sacred elixir into our Blessed vessels and we shall drinketh and swilleth to our hearts content. Amen.😇
  3. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E11: Jeanne's Story

    Thanks to everyone for taking it for the team by watching Jeanne's aptly named Supersized episode. I missed it though since it was The Dead Files Thursday and nothing' comes between me binge watching Amy and Steve, especially No-Hi-Jeanne. Am I right that the major takeaway from this re-broadcast was a more in-depth look at/understanding of her mom, Barbara? What I would really like to see: the light bulb moment when Jeanne realizes that Dr. Now actually saved both their lives by providing immediate medical attention to that nasty, shit-packed, toxic growth on her leg as well as providing life saving surgery for her poor mom. And, instead of receiving the "apology" she think she deserves from Dr. Now, how about thanking him for rescuing them both from certain death? Won't hold my breath.
  4. DC Gal in VA

    Hoarding: Buried Alive

    OMG, BookWoman56 I am watching this right now too! I will gladly join you in repeatedly smacking all of these numb nuts upside each of their stupid heads. I saw this one a while ago but can't remember what year this episode was shown and too tired right now to look that info up. Seriously, a VCR for every day of the week? Who the Hell wants a VCR these days anyway!? I know this doesn't sound very politically correct to say it these days but sometimes people are just plain STUPID! Actually, in this case, it's hard to say which one is dumber but I'd have to put my money on the son's girlfriend. I cannot even conceive--pun intended--of sharing a cup of coffee with the son let alone dating him and having his baby. And definitely, as you said, I have zero compassion for anyone whose behavior harms or negatively impacts the well being of either children or animals. I also feel so sorry for the neighbors as well. Can you imagine watching the biggest investment of your life losing value by the nanosecond? Can't stand these idiots.
  5. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E12: Aaron's Story

    Great points SunnyBeBe. It is indeed very stressful. I know because did it. I wonder in the case of Aaron if caring for his dad actually helped him to gain the courage to clear the air between them? Maybe seeing how sick and frail he was up close and personal made him realize that he wanted to have the best, loving relationship he could since his father may not have many years left? Since I like to poke fun at her on a regular basis, I must give major props to the therapist Lola for her advice. Aaron really did need to have that very uncomfortable conversation with his dad. All that pain was literally weighing him down. Whenever his dad passes, he won't have the burden of not resolving their relationship or a lifetime of "what ifs." And, hey, I really like that hairstyle on her, wig, weave, or not!😊
  6. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E12: Aaron's Story

    I actually think peanut butter can be part of a low carb diet since I add a small amount to my protein shakes but not in sandwiches like Aaron; bread was definitely not Dr. Now approved! I don't enjoy just peanut butter on bread by itself but I loves me a good pb&j! Okay, outing myself here........ I have made and enjoyed an "Elvis" sandwich, at least my version of it: peanut butter--smooth, NEVER chunky--a little honey, sliced bananas and BACON between two slices of bread and cooked in butter like a grilled cheese sandwich.😱 Absolutely not Dr. Now approved, but an occasional guilty pleasure. Nope, no one needs to ask, I'll show myself out................
  7. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E12: Aaron's Story

    While I agree that, overall, it may not be a good idea for the abused to take care of a former abuser, I see that as a general guideline that may not be applicable in each case. I just don't get the impression that that was the case when it comes to Aaron. Really, he just didn't seem to have an abusive bone in his body. I saw him as more deeply emotionally wounded by his dad's abuse more than anything else. Wasn't sure who you asking about the twenty pounds but, if I may, I recall that he only lost 22 pounds in three months in preparation for his WLS and no where near what Dr. Now asked him to lose which was, I think, 100 pounds in two "munts." 😊
  8. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E12: Aaron's Story

    Well done ProTourist, great synopsis! I read every word. Seeing his story summarized this way really showcased was just how responsible and decent of a person Aaron is. Yes, he dropped out of school which, given the circumstances, was understandable but also enraging. I am way older than Aaron and I too was bullied in school and it really pisses me off that nothing seems to have changed in how schools deal with bullying. In his case, he was physically assaulted over and over again yet no intervention by school authorities. He also mentioned that he went to school with bruises from being beaten repeatedly by his dad and no one noticed that either! ***Okay, anti-bullying rant over.*** Anyway, he didn't just go home and take to his bed and sponge off his parents (anyone remember dear Kirsten?); he got a job. Fast food worker was probably not the best choice but may have been the only real choice for him as a high school dropout where he lived. Then, when he couldn't work anymore, he got certified to be a caregiver for his parents. At least he was trying. I really liked Aaron and he should be very proud of himself for losing 315 pounds in one year. Contrast him with last week's subject, Jeanne. I turned on TLC last night right before his episode and caught the last five minutes of her story. Had already forgotten how she said that she was "done" with Dr. Now, was going through too much to stop eating and, how proud of herself she was for how much weight she lost and how hard she worked to achieve that! Unbelievable. I hope to see an update on him and wish him well.
  9. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E12: Aaron's Story LIVE CHAT

    I know it wasn't a barn burner tonight but, after Jeanne last week, I really needed an episode like Aaron's. Glad he and his dad made peace. Overall so happy for him. Night all! See you on the regular episode thread.
  10. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E12: Aaron's Story LIVE CHAT

    Wow, 315 pounds down is amazing! I can really see the difference now, especially moving around and no more labored breathing. Great job Aaron! Edited to add: Now go out and get a scale! There are plenty of them out there that go up to 400 pounds.
  11. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E12: Aaron's Story LIVE CHAT

    Hee hee, for me it's Nutella. No jar of Nutella is safe with me!
  12. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E12: Aaron's Story LIVE CHAT

    That was really cool how Aaron didn't leave the conversation with his dad on a negative note. Go Aaron. That was not an easy conversation to have. I like him even more now.
  13. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E12: Aaron's Story LIVE CHAT

    And he said that when full it could stretch the length of the table! 😯
  14. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E12: Aaron's Story LIVE CHAT

    Gee, that plate he just made for dad: grapes (they keep showing up), peanut butter AND banana sandwich, giant glass of orange juice, NOT diabetic friendly. BTW, Lola did he mentioned that dad had a heart attack and may not need any added stress right now.
  15. DC Gal in VA

    S07.E12: Aaron's Story LIVE CHAT

    Oh no, is it Lola!? Write daddy a letter?
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