Well……there was quite a firestorm that started after my blog post on Oprah about what some have considered her essentially being fraudulent in her weight loss efforts. There was a lot of support for what was written, while there was naturally some back lash.
Those that got the take away message from the post -I want to say thank you!
To recap the take away message was: Real people with real issues are succeeding at losing weight the right way; no fads or weird infomercial products. No celebrity trainer books.
People that have kids, who work, who have full and over scheduled lives are doing what it takes to lose weight and get in shape. Whereas Oprah, who has a team of staff to take care of her, doesn’t have to worry about the stresses of money, time to prepare food, cleaning the house, doing the laundry, etc. But she just can’t get a handle on her weight…and has sold the world a list of lies of products/books they should buy bestowing the virtues of abetter life, a healthier life and a better you.
I want to congratulate and give high fives to all of you who are getting healthy.
Here are a few things I need to say:
Obesity is an epidemic! It is killing people daily and yet there are no ribbon campaigns for this killer–why? Is it that if you said that being fat/overweight will kill you some people would be outraged?? Truth hurts sometimes
This goes way beyond fitting into size 2 jeans. It’s about taking care of yourself and being as healthy as you want to be. If you are not taking care of your health by eating healthy foods and exercising sensibly, you are asking for trouble.
There is a campaign to end fat talk—it’s the “Fat Talk Free Week”….ugh….really??? How about we put an end to yo-yo dieting or put an end to infomercials that are blatantly lying and being fraudulent in their claims. Put an end to being overweight or fat or weight challenged (again whatever term makes you feel better), ignoring these issues will not make it go away.
Enough with the enabling and coddling…..look at where it has gotten us…..the population is at it’s largest and unhealthiest. Young children are kids battling heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure–SHAME! Schools have destroyed physical education and competitive games which were staples at one time to child development.
If you think that a diet centre, pills, pre-packaged food are going to be the answers to your weight loss goals, I’ll tell you right now that you are only fooling yourself and you would be better to give your hard earned money to charity. It has been proven time and time again by celebrities, your neighbour, co-workers, (you know someone that has done one of these “programs”) and you know that they never kept the weight off…Smarten Up People!! We are such a tech savvy society now but we still throw our common sense away when it comes to losing weight…..why????
There is NO mystery to lose weight…read that again…..wait…..here’s a headline…..”Carrie solves the mystery to losing weight” and I’m going to give it away to right now for free!!!
Eat healthy real food (not from a box) and exercise, that’s it, that’s all and the mystery has been solved!!!!!! Think I could get a role on CSI????? I know it is not glamorous but does it need to be…it’s common sense, which has become the most uncommon thing in the world.
If you tell me you can’t or don’t have the time to eat smart or to exercise–I don’t believe it and it is a lame excuse quite frankly.
Let’s be real about this issue…even 15 extra pounds of fat on your body stresses your heart, lungs, bones, etc Do you want to talk about aging yourself….that will do it. You want to talk about limiting your life span, that’s a great start. The stress just a few extra pounds puts on your body is significant. Don’t you owe it to yourself to be the best you that you can be?
Do you want to feel better? Then take control, be tough mentally and spend the extra 15 minutes at night making your lunch for the next day. Get exercising, even when you are dog tired you will feel better that you got your body moving and made it stronger!
The only people that I intend on offending with this post are those that say it can’t be done. Those that will lie to you with slick marketing campaigns and those that don’t care about the long term results for you, only grabbing a quick buck…and no, I’m not sorry if you’re offended.
Here is to your health and here is to your education.
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