Tuesday, January 15, 2013

When are people.....

This is NOT OK and I am seeing this more and more everyday
going to start taking responsibility for their own person and their own actions and stop blaming everyone else?   This morning I woke up to check my on line news like I always do and of course just like every other day in this world their is some kind of article on the obesity crisis and of course everyone was blaming the fast food /soda industry. Now before anyone freaks out this is an observation that I have made. Please don't bombard my email with what an asshole I am because I don't need to hear it. I am quite sick and tired of everyone blaming everyone else for being overweight.

I am making this point because when a person decides to eat fast food 3 to sometimes 5 times a week it is not Burger Kings, McD's or Crack in the Jacks fault that is your own doing and your own fault. Parents need to take the responsibility of monitoring what their children eat some of these kids are getting larger by the day and are going to have a lifetime of health complications. Please let's not use the fast food is cheap  line because I am telling you right now when you take the time to total how much you spend a week on fast food you can go to any supermarket and buy yourself some bulk chicken breast and frozen veggies and work it out.....I mean with some of the pretty good coupons out there you can get some really good deals. I grocery shop every week so I know what things cost.  I know that people work but you can grill up some chicken and steam some veggies in little as 30 minutes. I think in some cases it comes down to plain old laziness. Fast food is full of crap and is just not good for you. I almost never eat this shit and when I get a craving maybe once a year as soon as I have the chain burger I feel like crap and I pay for it for the next few days.

In this day and age where nutritional and calorie information is on almost every website and menu their is no excuse for you as a your person not know that this crap is going to make you large. Their have been enough programs, documentaries, books and films on the subject for anyone to get themselves educated on the subject.  I know and take responsibility that when I am choosing to devour a whole bag of Doritos(thanks PMS) that the next day I need to get my ass up and work the shit off or just live with the consequences - but I am not going to turn around and blame Doritos because my fat ass that day cannot zip up my skinny jeans. When  I decide to drink a few bits of wine and feel like crap the next morning I do not turn around and blame the Pinot Grigio awesome wine making  folks I blame my dumb ass for drinking too much.


I guess I am just over people saying that so and so made me fat. Listen I am no means a supermodel but I know what I need to do in order to maintain my weight. I try and eat right, I cook dinner almost every single night and I move...I used to hate working out and it took my forever to get my ass in the groove but now it has become part of my lifestyle and when I do not work out I feel weird.  It is a habit you pick up just like brushing your teeth. Don't wanna do the gym check out your cable station on demand and they have a ton of shit you can move to from zumba to yoga. Don't have cable ......Walk the mall dude...their is some type of mall everywhere....Hike...walk your dog your cat whatever.....Just move!  I have seriously seen young adults not leave their house in weeks and just sit in front of the computer playing video games. WTF kind of life is that...then they wonder why they are overweight? Get your kids outside every day...I keep my child busy with all sorts of activities. Dance will be starting karate soon and swimming. Yes she loves her Ipad but it is up to me to monitor the time she spends on it. Kids need to MOVE.


AND I swear if I hear about the f*cking BMI chart one more time I am going to f8cken scream. I think the BMI is bulls shit. I don't believe that you can base a persons health by a chart. I believe we are all individuals with different body types, heights, frames   ect....and to use some outdated chart to figure out if your healthy or not is just crap..to me.  I have seen friends of mine suffer through bulimia, anorexia and just be on about every fad diet in the world to make sure they hit this chart and stay "healthy". I myself went through major eating issues in my late 20's and early 30's. I just decided one day that I could and would survive on carrots and cabbage soup. My brother actually though I was doing drugs because I had lost so much weight so quickly. I developed a serious issue with just not eating and food in general. To this day every time I place a piece of food that is not good for me in my mouth I got through a major amount of guilt.  Being 5'9 and weighing what I did was not attractive. We all know that doing the above shit is the opposite of healthy, as long as you are OK on the BMI chart your are healthy...right.......Not necessarily.

I guess I just needed to rant this am....Maybe I should stop watching/reading the news.

6 comments:

joeh said...

I burnt 366 calories just reading this.

I'm back to my exercise regime, one sit up out of bed and a shuffle to the bathroom and back, reverse situp in bed and one cumputer lift...whew...time for a nap.

ana said...

I wish people would take responsibility for their actions... And that goes for EVERYTHING! I'm a big believer in having the power to change things yourself and that blaming anyone else will get you no where. *sigh* there are some lazy stubborn peeps out there...

becca said...

i totally agree with you

Not Winning Mom of the Year said...

My hubs and I were just watching this exact topic on the Today Show. And I love how parents of these kids act clueless or put them on candy diets. It's unacceptable and I think parents who are not paying attention to proper nutrition for their children is some form of child abuse.

Jessica @ TheCrazyChaoticHouse said...

Agreed! just last week the boys went to the doctor for their yearly check ups and on the print out it listed their BMI and i thought....really?! BMI for a 3 and 5 year old. i am not going to lie our kids do get fries and shakes but its not all the time. just like with anything you eat.....moderation. there is this little girl at pre-school and shes clearly overweight (so sad and i feel so bad), when i pick up cameron they are just getting done with lunch and shes always eating not so good foods, it breaks my heart to see that little girl:(

Susan said...

As an obese woman this post made me so happy! People need to own their shit. My kiddo and I no longer eat fast food. Ever. It's disgusting. My sister works for a fast food joint. We'll call them "Cracker Jacks". When I go to pick her up, I see fat people taking their fat little kids in and I want to smack them! "Look at yourselves! You need to get a clue!" These are the same people saying "I don't know why little snotbucket is fat!" Le Sigh. Anyway, I appreciate that other people see that responsibility needs to be put on the people eating this garbage. Yes, McDonald's is evil. Absolutely, but they don't force people to eat their food. Laziness does. Okay, enough from me, but great post!

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