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Some People can be Kind of Scary

Monday, April 09, 2018

I recently came across a discussion thread, where the person was asking what kind of meds people were taking... not mentioning names, or where... but the person stated succinctly that they had a medical condition that needed treatment, and they weren't interested in changing anything about their exercise, nutrition, or lifestyle, no matter what.

I was appalled!... I have never before come across someone who wasn't interested in a better, healthier, longer life, ESPECIALLY on SparkPeople. That's why most of us are here in the first place, right?

I know from personal experience that how one person reacts to a medication or a diet or exercise plan or anything else, can be totally different from my own reactions. I have ER visits on record that prove it! LOL Just like success in other fields, it takes work... seems like this person wants us to do his homework for him. or her. When I get new information, I look and ask questions, and try little experiments to see what may happen. I try to be open to new ideas... I wonder how they will learn anything if they won't even consider the things that have been proven to help... it makes me sad and angry at the same time. And still, I kind of want to laugh.

I know how hard change is for any of us. I do KNOW! LOL

That doesn't mean we can avoid it, because if WE don't change, our CONSEQUENCES WILL change us... It's such a pity that this person thinks a pill or something else is going to take care of it all, with no effort on their part...

Personally, I want to be in charge of the changes as much as I am capable of... some things will be what they will be, but there is a LOT I can do without a "Magic Bullet" to cure everything.

Because, as you know, I.M.Magic. (insert Maniacal laughter)

I don't really know how to deal with this person's attitude, but I do want to hope for all of us that we won't let this kind of blindness hamper our own progress toward self worth and good healthy lifestyles.

I'd like to wish all, instead, all the energy and encouragement to continue finding
our way toward a better life!

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    Some people would rather be victims - sounds like you have a good mindset.
    344 days ago
    Thanks for your thoughtful replies, dear friends!
    346 days ago
    Just accept them as they are no point in trying to help
    346 days ago
    Wow! That is totally the opposite of me for sure. I do whatever it takes to stay off meeds that I can and take the lowest possible dosage of what I need to continue to take.

    347 days ago
    It sounds like this person is in denial. Almost all medical conditions require some kind of lifestyle change, even skin conditions. It's worth it to have some relief. I personally don't like meds but sometimes I have to take them.
    347 days ago
    Eliminating the need for any meds (because I'm so freakin' healthy!) is the first reason WHY I'm here and wanting to change. I can't imagine just accepting things as is, I want better. Why be on SP if no change is desired? And I agree... respond by not responding. Sadly, they will pay the price in the future.

    Some don't want to change. I remember a story where a husband and wife were both morbidly obese with very bad habits. The wife entered a program and over time lost a LOT of weight and became energetic, active and healthy... the husband did not want to change and even complained about her achievements. They eventually divorced because he did not want to change and didn't like that she did. Very Sad.
    347 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    The best way to react to this person is:no reaction. Lectures and offers of change are not what they want. They DO want a magic wand. Backing away from these people is the way to let them know that nobody else is going to do it for them, regardless of their attitude.
    I find this sometimes in people who keep their page private and no blogs or comments. I just skip over them. They are not here to help or be helped.
    347 days ago
    I think a lot of people refuse to accept the fact that obesity causes a ton of medical problems, including cancer!
    347 days ago
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