We are starting our day here in MN with a little rain over night and still lingering cool temps. I am more than ready for Spring.
This picture struck a chord with me this morning.
I have read blogs about people that feel like they are talked about, whispered about, pointed at and called fat. It happens, people are cruel.
Children learn from a young age that fat people are not ok, that somehow it is ok to mock those that are different than us.
I was having a birthday party for one of my girls years ago, and a very young child that is the child of a very good friend of mine was at the party and we were all in the living room, and this child looked at me and asked me why I was so fat.
This took me by surprise, I was overweight, no doubt about it, but that a child would ask me that, wow, it really made me think. She was too young to be mean about it, she just had a question and she asked it. Her parents were horrified as you can imagine and the rest of my family just kind of laughed and I just responded, "that is how God made me."
But that isn't true, that is how I chose to be at that time.
Sometimes we need a good wake up call, and that was one of mine, I believe I started losing weight again but I gained it all back after I stopped exercising. I had not found SP yet at that point.
So, the point of this blog is, people will talk, they will call you names, they will make fun of you. What are you going to do about it?
Continue to eat yourself into an early grave or stand up and say enough is enough. I will stand strong and I will do something about this because only you can make the decision that you have had enough and you are going to take back your life.
So let's stand strong together and walk this journey one day at a time.
All the best to all of my awesome spark friends! Together we can stand strong!