In response to yesterday’s very sad email about a little boy who was getting picked on at school because his mother was fat, member Helen writes:
“Hi Rich, thats so sad, the poor lad must have been upset, kids are brutally honest to the point of being rude, its bullying at its worst. I feel for the mum and although don’t know her personal circumstances that led to her getting so big, I can relate to being embarrassed about my weight. Why do we keep eating badly when we are upset and know we need to lose weight? However since following your new rules of slimming I’ve lost 3 stone and have kept it off for the last 6 months. For the first time in my life I feel in control of my weight and I’m not afraid I’m going to put it all back on”.
I couldn’t agree more.
I’m not sure why many people, despite knowing that they need to lose weight, ignore signs like needing bigger clothes and getting less and less able to do everyday tasks. But what I do know is there will come a point, like the lady from the story yesterday, when you’ve had enough. That’s when many people will change, when things get really bad.
You could say, that right now, if you’re not willing to change your ways, you’re not fat or unhappy enough.
Otherwise you’d do something about it.
So if your not ready to get fit and healthy yet, maybe you need to look at in again when you’re fatter.
Until then, thats all we’ve time for as I’m off to watch my sons at school sports day.
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