Shouldn’t that put the odds at a even keel?
It doesn’t appear to be working; but it’s not our faults, right?
When I was growing up, my mother taught my family that it was always someone else’s fault.
If it was bad weather, blame the weatherman. If they came out with a delicious new food, blame the food company.
There was always a way to find solace in blaming others.
Now that I am older and spent the last three years surrounded by every weight loss and health guru around, I have changed my position.
I find that if I stop taking the time to blame others for what has happened, I have at least the fighting chance to change things.
It’s a frighting thought for some, since it is so much easier to blame others whether they are right or wrong.
After being in a terrible truck accident, I spent three years in unbearable pain and blaming the truck for it..
While of course in some ways this is true, what I did with the situation was the most important. I needed to be proactive to help myself. I needed to take control.
I would have to deal with the pain for the rest of my life. There would certainly be different ways I could take to try and lesson the pain but it will always be there.
Normally, I would eat food to comfort me and just complain about what happened. I ate the candy because the truck accident aftermath MADE me…
Now I refuse to not take responsibility for my choices of how I react to my pain. I finally realize that I am the only one who can take proper action to stop the damage. I need to be proactive to help myself.
I have to make the first step towards helping myself. I don’t want anyone else to blame. Sure it isn’t personal, it’s a disease… but I can stop being the victim.
I know it is scary, but there is hope out there.