I was in the employee lounge with a co-worker, a much younger, overweight co-worker and the topic of weight loss came up Her parents had enrolled her in a professional weight loss program and she said "I can't lose weight at all I have an almost non-existant metabolism at my age."
I raised and eyebrow at her statement, bit my tongue until it bled, at her statement. Was she even listening to herself? Was she even paying attention to what was on her plate: A large order of chili cheese fries from Krystals, along with 6 cheese Krystal Burgers and of course the requisite staple of any 'dieters' drink, a large Diet Coke and a large chocolate milk shake. My head hurts just sthinking about it.
In the meantime I was eating whole grain chicken couscous with a side of strawberries and blueberries. She said it looked too hard to make. Never mind it took less than five minutes (I used leftover chicken form last night's supper)....just how long did she wait in the drive thru at Krystals?
And here I am running a blog called the No Excuses Zone. And there she was handing me excuses.
If you have a non existant metabolism but you do nothing to help yourself then you are where you are by the decisions you make. You are overweight because you chose to ignore what is better for you. There is no amount of education or legislation of helath that will make you do anything any different. You know that chili cheese fries, no matter how yummy, will not help you get a handle on your weight.
And from there I have no where to go, my brain is just stumped and perplexed over the entire conversation. Most people I'm blunt with, with her...I have no clue what to do with her as she is young and we're not all that much on 'friendly' terms beyond the being nice to each other because we work in the same place kind of friendly, but I wanted to say "Then why are you eating that garbage?" Bite your tongue Melissa and vent on your blog. Who knows, she might stumble across it some day and get the 2x4 of knowledge smacked right between her eyes?
One can hope.