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    Apr172012

    The Tube of Desperation: Nasogastric Tube

    I’m really busy today, so this is going to be a quick one… But, I just couldn’t resist throwing in my two cents regarding the New York Times story about a bride using a nasogastric tube  to lose weight… All I have to say is “are you FUCKING kidding me”? Brides, are you so desperate to lose weight before your wedding that you are sticking a fucking tube down your throat? Really? REALLY?

    I’ve the luxury of spending time with you crazy bitches when you’re on a restricted diet, but I’ve never done a final meeting with a bride sporting a tube for nourishment so she can lose those last finicky 10 pounds. My God… There are people in this world who HAVE to seek nourishment from a tube because they are ill and dying, who don’t have a choice, and you are volunteering! SO sad… and you know what? I bet those unfortunate people who NEED that tube are wishing they could just have a wedding…a future… This is an all time low… Makes me fucking sick.

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    I totally agree!!! Brides should focus on looking their best the way they already are - not starving themselves to look the best they think they *should* look.

    Losing a ton of weight before your wedding leads to a lifetime of looking at pictures of yourself and feeling bad about not being able to maintain that weight. If you have never been 110 pounds in your life, doing it for your wedding day is a HUGE mistake.

    April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela Q

    I heard about this and just couldn't believe it. It also makes me wonder what doctor gave her the tube...he's just as sick and wrong about this whole this as she is.

    Its sad and pathetic that she is this desperate to lose weight.

    April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

    Are you FRACKING kidding me? It is right up there in Crazy Land with those women who swallow tapeworms, surgically sew screens to their tongues and wire their mouths shut! How about, get yer butt to a gym and stop shoving food down yer gullet! We need to learn to respect ourselves enough to #1) KNOW we deserve a HEALTHY lifestyle and #2) Healthy means lots of different things to different people and really understand that #3) if people don't love you when you're FAT, they won't love you when you're skinny. That is your job, to love yourself. Period.

    Thanks for the annoying post...not you, the article!
    Love,
    Mellissa
    de Lovely Affair

    I saw this on the news last night and was completely mortified. I know us brides feel like we need to look a certain way or have a certain type of wedding that is crazy expensive but this left me disgusted. I thought about posting an article on my site, I'm glad someone did!

    April 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngelica

    I know I won't be very popular after writing this, but I really don't see the problem with it. How is it any different than going on an extremely strict diet or getting liposuction? It seems like every bride I know loses a lot of weight before her wedding, and this is just another way of getting rid of unwanted pounds. I think it made news because it is gross, not because there is anything wrong with it.

    April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

    I'm sorry, but you are out of your mind Amanda! It IS gross, just not in the way you say. It's gross because women feel like they have to lose a ridiculous amount of weight so they can walk down the aisle. How about they just go up a size? Is that really the worst case scenario? Wedding dress sizes are completely bogus anyway, so just get the size that fits opposed to having a tube in your stomach feeding you whatever it feeds you! It's people like you that basically endorse this awful behavior and make a bride feel like this is the only option.

    April 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

    holy moly! i dont understand why people would purposely buy a dress thats at least 2 sizes smaller than what they are in the hope they lose a few pounds in the meantime. Planning a wedding is stressful enough nevermind worrying if the dress will fit! utter and complete madness!!

    April 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercassidy

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