Something to consider why there appears to be an abundance of non-supportive people in the world....
If over 30% of the US is morbidly obese:
In a mathematically fair world, each of us is surrounded by 1/3 of our friends and family being obese. That is one third of the people you regularly talk to who love to lounge in the world of emotional eating, no-workouts, and generally unhealthy living lifestyles. Makes it hard to find good supprt!
Research shows people who are fit tend to hang out with others who are fit:
That could mean those who start out obese may have a disportional amount of "fat" friends.....you could be surrounded by 60-90% of your friends and family being obese and having no clue where to start changing their lives. Ouch on the motivational support!
The saying goes: You can lead a horse to water but you can't force it to drink without drowning it.
You can model behaviors, you can change the family dinner, you can display Spark everywhere....but you cannot force those you love (friend or family) to change their ways. They will someday come to realize and regret their choice to ignore you. Ask yourself how often have you ignored someone else who was trying to help you?
Remember this journey is for you....you are not doing it for someone else....it all comes down to you and a better life for you. You are responsible for your choices, your actions, and your life (to quote a Spark thing)...Keep strong and know that somewhere you are a motivation to someone, they just may not know how to express it yet! You can DO this!
- 9/13/2009 7:16:58 PM