Keith snapped this photo of me today as we were walking. You can tell by my big smile I’m happy … I’m outside, by the ocean, and I’m walking.
So I’m bothered by the things I read (mostly on facebook) from heavy friends or friends of friends who blame society for creating an ideal and expecting us all to conform. Why is someone else always to blame?!
Do I need to be a size 2? NO!
Am I overweight? YES!
Is that society’s fault? NO!
I’ve reached the point in my life that I know I eat and drink things that contribute to me being overweight BUT I’m OK with that. I want to enjoy life and for me and Keith that means travel and eating and drinking what we want.
It also means that I need to try to be healthier … I don’t like the gym, I don’t like to diet, but I do like to walk so I create opportunities and challenges that keep me moving. However, I don’t blame society or medical science for telling me I’m overweight. I am overweight and that does create health risks and challenges. I try to be healthier by walking.