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Stopping the Blame Game!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Who do I blame:
- My Mother
- Food Companies
- Marketers
- Stockholders
- Profit Margins
- Pharma
- My health

Ah the list could go on and on. It ticked me off, I was so trusting and naive. Now I do not even believe the FDA.

Will blaming them help me? No! It is what I learned yes, however I need to take responsibility for my actions now. I need to trust my instincts.

My mother did the best she could with what she knew. (when she grew up, it was thought smoking was good for you) She learned from her mother.
I can only think that my children blame me or will blame me.

I could blame diabetes, other medical issues, but that's just an excuse to stay angry, be a victim and not do what is best for me.

No longer will I be duped. I cannot change the past or directly change corporate mindset/actions, but I can make choices for myself, to take care of me and perhaps to set an example. I will be purchasing real food, exercising, making best choices I can with what I know for today and for my future,
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    Yes, there are a million and one places blame can be placed when you're not wanting to face your OWN responsibility.

    Excellent blog.

    1822 days ago
    Totally agree with you that as long as I'm focused on "blame" I'm seeking an excuse not to take responsibility for myself NOW.

    Have to keep reminding myself of that all the time!!
    1822 days ago
    Blaming only keeps you "stuck". I blamed my dad for my being overweight because it was ALL he ever focused on. When I was about 30 I said to him, "How do I look? I've lost 20 pounds!" And he said, "well, it's a start!"

    So I promptly "blamed" him for his nonsupport and gained every last pound back.

    Now I understand that he was raising me the best he could. He grew up in the era when women were ornaments to their husbands.

    I gave up blaming him years ago, because all it did was give away my own power. I'm sure my daughter blames me for quite a bit, but she'll have to work it out herself, in her own way, as we all do. Thanks for a great blog!
    1822 days ago
  • SHOES17
    Pressure is everywhere. Choosing to make our own decisions seems to be the first step. Great blog!
    1822 days ago
    Great blog.
    1822 days ago
  • FARRAH511
    If they are guilty or not, it doesn't matter, what matters is what you can do to change yourself!

    Have a Marvelous Day!

    1822 days ago
  • SAMMI4444
    I'm glad you're stopping the blame game :). Staying accountable and taking things into your own hands will empower you to make a change. Good luck and keep it up!
    1822 days ago
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