You diet, you fail, guess what, it is not your fault!

I have the TV on while I do some housework and from the distance I can hear the statement. Yet another company selling a miracle on a pill because being fat is not my fault.
Well, guess what? The first thing to getting somewhere in this game is admitting that you are responsible for what you put in your mouth, and how you take care of yourself. If you are not willing to do the work to get better with yourself, the weight is not going to change much.
Don’t take me wrong. The pills will work, and you will loose the weight. But if you don’t do the work to find the reasons why you overeat in the first place, you better keep taking that pill for the rest of your life.
In the last thirty years I have noticed how society has found ways in excusing all kinds of behaviors. If you have a rowdy child, he has ADD. If your marriage is on the rocks, you might have co-dependence issues. If you are fat, it is not your fault. You have a hormone that is to blame. Funny, I don’t recall people 20 years ago being affected by any hormone. The ones who took the time to attack weight in all fronts: food, exercise, psychological issues, environment… those where the ones who lost the weight and never gained it back. Let’s face it, society has a label for every possible behavior, and we are suckers for it.
I say it stops with me. I gained the weight. I have issues that I have to deal with. I am not terribly happy with the way my life turned out and I console myself with food. True, really good food because I don’t care for junk food (which of course means I spend too much money eating out, but that goes under financial and not weight problems, LOL). In a nutshell, it is my fault that I gained up to 90 pounds. It is my fault that I stalled in the beginning of the year. And it is my RESPONSIBILITY to take over my life and change it for the better. Do you have anything you need to accept responsibility for? Is a pill going to help with the real problem?

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