I’ve noticed since the start of 2011 that many people have decided to lose weight, I understand that people tend to say at the start of each year “I’m going to lose weight this year”, but not many succeed. However, this year I have noticed multiple make this claim, who have actually stuck to this. I can name three from the top of my head – but I won’t for privacy reasons
Although, this brought me to a halt, to stop and think. What is it about this year that is provoking us to lose weight? I assume it’s the media “bullying” us, calling us an obese society (but that’s another blog). However, if that is the reason we’ve decided to lose weight, then why has it taken some “bullying” to do so? Surely, if you truly wanted to lose weight then you would do so, not just because the media said so. Heck, that might not be the reason why, people might just want to become fit and healthy and people may find it easier knowing that others are doing so too, hence there are multiple people sticking to their routine. I cannot comment myself as I am planning or aiming to lose weight!
But let’s just take it back a step, let’s say it the media is the reason we’re losing weight. It then comes back around to “Why?”. Without intending to be mean – I apologise if I am, you’ve probably “been that way” many years before, perhaps you haven’t cared, so, back to our good old question. Why? Why now? What is it that is provoking you to go on a diet now and lose weight. What makes you think about all these strenuous exercises, fruit and groceries you’ll need to buy. Obese or not, I see people on diets, or going to the gym, walking places they’d usually drive. Why?
Well, as per before, I cannot state why as I am not losing weight, but what I think. I think the media are forcing shame on us, whether we know it or not. But think about it, if you watch or read or listen to the news day in, day out then surely you’re going to want to do something about it? Right?
Let me know why you think people are losing weight, or if you’re on a diet or weight-loss program yourself, let me know why provoked you and why you’re aiming to lose weight.