I know I shouldn’t do this but I’m compelled. Today I received the following comment on My Story.
How incredibly powerful would all of us be if we stopped wasting our energy and inner strength controlling the food we eat, writing it down, feeling guilty or virtuous about it, thinking that the size of our hips has anything to do with our value as people? How amazing would it be if we could instead focus on finding our own happiness, making a difference in the world, loving ourselves as we are today? I have as much trouble as the next person looking in the mirror and loving what I see but there’s got to be more to life than the number of points in a tortilla, yes? You don’t have to be someone else’s idea of thin to live an active, happy life.
My response, a bit harsh maybe?
How amazing it would be if we all lived and let live. How incredibly powerful it would be it people, instead putting someone down, lifted them up or asked for a helping hand? You may have “as much trouble as the next person” but it apparently does not bother you or call you to action. For me, it did.
Your comment implies I haven’t found happiness, I’m not making a difference and I don’t love myself. There is nothing further from the truth. I have never been happier, I’m trying to make a difference the only way I know how and I love myself more then I ever have. And you know what, its not because I lost weight. It’s because I found a way to live a balanced healthy life eating good healthy whole foods and now I’m trying to make a difference by teaching/showing people it’s not that hard.
It’s so easy to pick out one thing and focus on it, isn’t it? There has to be more to life then watching movies, yes? And I agree you don’t have to be thin to live an active, happy life but you need to be healthy and eating a balanced healthy diet is an important piece to that puzzle.
Thank you for you comment and I appreciate your perspective. However, unlike you, I’m happy that you’re happy because truly, that is all that matters.