Thursday, April 04, 2013
Our kids today and young people need to look at the facts and trials and tribulations of all of their fellow Sparkers. We all have a story to tell. I had always wished my Mom had shared the in's and out's of weight problems, and things I needed to know growing up. I was kept in the dark mostly. Maybe it was her lack of knowledge in that field.
In my younger days I thought 5 lbs was way fat. I was always a average sized girl. Then here it comes, I had kids. Doesn't it seem that is always the factor of weight gain for women?
Anyway all the things I should have been told were never told to me. Now today's world there is more out there about the problems of obesity and what to do about it. But do most of our kids care? They don't act like they really want to change their lives, or they make it sound like it's just for the now. They don't get it. You can't do it that way it's called yo yo dieting. Believe me I could run for mayor in a contest of yo yo dieting experiences. I had to learn the hard way and many years later.
I wish I knew then, what I know now. Sound familiar? That is all of us. Anyway the kids think temporary. We try to tell them but they think we are full of hot air. I guess they will have to learn the same way we had to, and that's too bad, because they will end up like the rest of us in their later years, struggling to do something now.
The sadder fact is it's way harder to lose the weight because our bodies settle. Actually the term bottom heavy comes to mind. I used to do hand stands and walk on them. Cartwheels, jumping jacks Ha! I can't even lift myself off the ground. Yep it settles and it gets harder and harder to do something about it. So getting healthy is about all I can do, and I guess that will be enough, I had my chance when I was young.