Today is Wednesday, May 14th
The topic or question of the day is:
Remember the line in My Best Friend’s Wedding: “You’re never gonna be Jell-O?
For those of you who did not see the movie, My Best Friends Wedding, Julia Roberts, who was from a modest upbringing said to the upper class girl (Cameron Diaz) engaged to Julia’s old best friend…”You are Crème Brule, you’re never gonna be Jell-O. I am Jell-O.” This line always struck me, especially when it comes to body types. I have seen all body types in the past 33 years of practice and I keep telling everyone, we are all as different as our fingerprints. Each person is beautifully and wonderfully made, some with very large frames/bones several with medium and a selected with very slight frames and everything in between. People expect they somehow will look like they are 18 years old again when in reality their hormones have changed, afflictions occurred, and life had its twists and turns. Many people are living unrealistic lives with naïve expectations when it comes to their weight. I see so much unhappiness with “dieting,” causing unnecessary hardships and it makes me sad. I encourage people to just stop the fire! Either lose a realistic amount of weight 10-25 pounds in the next 6 months to a year, or make a commitment to not gain anymore weight. Small changes make a difference.
To the younger generation I would say: Pick a weight today that you never want to go over and when you get close, begin making changes or you will keep gaining weight. If you have gained 10 pounds this past year, the chances that average will continue and in one decade, (only 10 years), another 100 pounds will be added to your frame.
Tip of Quote of the Day:
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb”
– Psalm 139:13
Take Action Today:
- Be thankful for the life and breath you have been given and make the best of your circumstances.
- Commit to a realistic kind of weight loss if needed or wanted.
- If you are young, pick a weight you never want to go over.
- Don’t go through life wishing it were different, you will be miserable.
- Look into your heart, and examine it carefully.