Thursday, March 01, 2012
The other day I took a writing assignment about the challenges women face when they embark on a weight loss journey, and how typically it is a greater challenge for women to lose weight than men. My own children (college students) are of healthy weights and even a bit on the thin side. We see people all the time that seem to be able to eat tons of fattening food as if it were raw carrot sticks. The point is men, women, cyborgs, whatever our challenges are our own.
It is very easy to whine, "It's not fair, Bobby gets to have the buffalo chicken tenders, why can't I?"
No, life isn't fair. It's not about Bobby or anyone else it's about me. I have hypothyroidism, fairly severe money problems, and a lot further to go before I am at a healthy weight. Someone else weighs 100 pounds more than me, is confined to a wheelchair, and has arthritis and diabetes.
If they can do it, I can do it. If they CAN'T do it, I can do it. It doesn't matter. This is my journey. No one else's. My challenges are what they are, and all i can do is face them one at a time and do the best I can.