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It Is Not Meant to Be Easy

Updated: May 3, 2023

If losing weight were easy, the entire planet would be devoid of obesity and the health problems associated with being a "fatty." Now, don't get all offended that I just said that. I warned you, remember? Not to mention it's what I call myself and by no means do I feel this way in a negative scope to anyone. Every person, I believe, is beautiful and body shaming is a terrible thing and part of the reason I don't leave my house. On with my point....

Losing weight gets harder as we age. Metabolism decreases but our hunger doesn't. When we could once go to the gym for 2 hours twice a day (I used to) we are lucky to not be completely exhausted just getting ready to get there. I also have lupus and when it flares up I get in my comfy bed with my fat diabetic service dog and watch movies. About dogs. But if nobody was overweight, and by nobody I mean every person who currently has a pulse, that would put a lot of people out of work! Really!


Fast food restaurants would be shutting down left and right because not many would be creative enough to adapt. Doctors would need 2nd and 3rd jobs just to pay off student loans because their patients with obesity co-morbidities are gone. Pharmacies would have a lot of empty shelves, which I guess is ok since they could put their photos, beanie babies, and weird collectibles there. There would also be less cars on the road since people would enjoy biking to work and public transportation would have an influx of easier ways to get from here to there. One type of business would thrive, though; gyms. But let's get real. Never going to happen because losing weight is HARD.


When I woke up this morning I wanted oatmeal with a dash of chocolate syrup. Did I have it? Nope. Just the oatmeal and an egg. Willpower is there or not and when it comes to temptations I ask myself if it's worth it. I look at the calories and figure out how long I'll have to workout just to burn it off. Then I see that if I'm going to have a cheat snack or food, it needs to be worth it. Like tiramisu or chocolate sating pie. Not a squirt of chocolate in oatmeal which would have been nasty, anyway.


If you're trying to lose weight, stay strong. Remember it takes time, ask yourself if what you're about to consume is good for your body or not and how long you'll be exercising to burn it off. Intentionally eat. I once heard "eat to live. Don't live to eat." And that's what I mean by intentional eating.


Off I go to enjoy the day. I hope you angels have a beautiful one

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