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So here is an interesting thought I had today. My mind started down a familiar path that I'm sure you all have been on and I started asking the question "Why me? Why does this have to happen to me? Why do I have to struggle so much with my weight and my relationship with food?" As I was pondering this another thought came to me "everyone has challenges, this is just your challenge. It is a result of where you live: in a wealthy country in a time and place that has plenty of food. Would you rather live somewhere or during a time when food was scarce? Would you rather your challenge be facing starvation or facing obesity?"
Put in that light, I don't think I would like facing starvation very much. As much as I hate struggling with my weight, I would much rather prefer this challenge than the challenge of not being able to find enough food for me or for my family, watching people die because they couldn't put food on the table would be a much tougher challenge than watching people gain some weight from overeating. Not that the problems that come with overeating and obesity are not hard to live with, or detrimental, just different and put in that light I am thankful for my own challenges.