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Do you ever think maybe it isn't us; it's them?

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Hi there!

Thanks for stopping by my very first blog post. I've been thinking about this topic for awhile and needed to air our my grievances. I have been looking at a lot of spark pages and blogs lately, as well as talking with friends who are on a health journey. While I applaud the efforts of so many, after knowing the struggles I have face I still can't help but wonder. Are we really the ones in our own way of losing weight?

I see so many people beat themselves up for their love affair with diet coke and pizza, hating themselves for "falling off the wagon". But is it really our will power that is to blame?

I live a busy lifestyle as most people do. My boyfriend and I have full time jobs, hobbies, a puppy child and loving parents & families who we spend a lot of time with; on top of going to the gym every day and trying to be healthy. By the time dinner rolls around, I have no energy or patience to cook. At night after binge watching whatever is my latest TV obsession on Netflix I have no patience to meal prep for breakfast and lunch. While many in the health world would shame me for not meal prepping on a weekend, can ya really blame me?

We have so many conflicting views in our society today. The CEO's of major corporations figuring out how they can market their sodium and fat saturated quick fixes to satisfy our busy schedules and taste buds vs. the health guru's sharing their shame on you's for not waking up at 4 a.m. to cross fit or meal prepping instead of spending time with your loved ones.

We have messages of share a coke with so and so vs. get fit quick. Can't we all just get a long? When we have commercials, TV advertisements and a culture of celebrating around food is it no wonder that we are all overweight? And when another market is born to "help" us lose weight is it no wonder that the messaging is targeted towards there is something wrong with you; not the corporations?

Please stop beating yourself up for your down falls, they were aided and abetted by the man. You're doing the best you can in this crazy mixed up world. emoticon
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  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. I have found that changing things up is the way to start weight loss. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
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    1948 days ago
    Very well said. What makes it so hard also is when the food industry makes all that great tasting, prepackaged food cheaper and more affordable to the public than the healthier non-processed food to buy. I was definitely "in my own way" until I learned how to navigate the frozen food aisle and buy frozen fruit, etc, and learn to only buy the processed foods that would work within my nutrition plan. emoticon
    1948 days ago
    emoticon Testify, sistah! emoticon

    "Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret."
    ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz ~
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