Blame Someone Else Day
Friday, January 13, 2012
Apparently, today is "Blame someone else day" on top of being the dreaded Friday the 13th. I personally think that happens WAY TOO OFTEN. I propose something new--why do we all try taking responsibility for our own actions! No one else to blame for my weight--I did it too my self. Example, I went out to dinner last night with a group to host a visiting doctor and indulged in appetizer AND dessert, in addition to dinner. net result--I effectively erased the weight I had lost in the middle of the week. Can I blame someone else? Why? No one forced me to order what i did. i could have had a healthy salad but chose not to. I could have said no to the appetizer and dessert but chose not to. I MADE THE CHOICES. Now I have to put my big girl panties on and deal with the consequences.
I remember a few years ago when some teenager sued McDonalds because he was overweight and had diabetes. He ate there THREE TIMES A DAY! Seriously?! Was there anything in McDonalds' advertising that said they were heal;thy? Was there anything in there that said to eat there three times a day? Did someone from McDonalds take him by the hand to lead him by force to that restaurant THREE TIMES A DAY!! They didn't do that to that kid. Yes, it doesn't help that there food isn't healthy, but they don't force their consumers to go there at gunpoint. It's a personal choice.
We need to do the same in all aspects of life. There are too many people out there who want to blame their parents, siblings, their job, the government, etc for all the problems in their lives--stop it! Everything bad that happened to you was not DONE TO YOU by someone else. YOU DID IT TO YOURSELF. You can choose to accept that fact and resolve to change to make things better or or wallow in your self pity, getting nowhere, and gaining weight.