Who should I blame for not losing weight?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I think I should blame someone, right? That is how things work. I need to blame someone for me not being able to lose weight.

Maybe I can blame my parents. That makes sense. They are the ones that put me on this path. Oh, but wait. I looked at pictures of me when I was a kid at home and I was healthy and happy.

Ok, how about blaming my body. I mean, it is the thing that is keeping me at this weight. I can't fight how my body is. But now that I think of it, I wasn't always at this weight. It's true that now I have more fat cells and they will never go away, only shrink. But I didn't start out this way.

I can blame my environment. Ya, that's it! It's how I am bombarded by food ads on TV. Heck, it's TV in general that zaps my strength and causes me to just sit and watch all the time. Damn, but that can't be either. I don't always sit around and watch TV. I don't eat out a lot either.

I can blame my wife. Nah - not going there. She didn't get me here.

I am afraid that the only person to blame is me. I have to "man up" and accept the fact that I did this to myself and I'm still doing it. I have to admit that I have added that fat to my body by not living a healthy lifestyle. I thought I was young and invincible and that ship has sailed.

Now, the thing is that I have been really trying to do is change my "self". Getting out - getting exercise. Eating better. Sleeping better. Less stress. Better health over all.

I think we all just have to accept that the only person to blame is ourselves. No one force feeds us. We have individual choices in life and we need to make correct ones.

Blame? Nah. Who really cares. I'm not going to look for anyone or anything to blame because it's me. I'm pushing the past in the past and not living there anymore. I'm only moving forward to a better me. A healthier me. A happier me.

We all deserve the best in life and for that - I will be happy to accept that blame!

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    thanks Ed for writing this ... I don't blame anyone or anything for my obesity *but* I do get upset with dh when he brings stuff into the house that he knows I will cave in and eat

    I realize that no one forces me to put food in my mouth but I really do wish that if family &/or friends care like they say they do, then they wouldn't do that .... at least until my good habits are more cemented in place.

    2281 days ago
    emoticon So true
    2281 days ago
    So true. Thanks for the reminder!
    2282 days ago
    emoticon It's been time for us all to accept the blame and stop talking nonsense!
    2282 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/14/2015 3:14:43 PM
    emoticon Lol, there's no one putting food in my mouth except me.
    2282 days ago
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