I’ve been looking through the comments people have made, and I came across one that made me laugh a bit…which was good! Someone wanted to know "what I DO all day??!" Shoot, I’d like to know that, too! I can be busy all day long, and at the end of the day, wish I could list just one thing I’ve accomplished! That wasn’t what made me laugh, tho…it was this comment – "How can someone who doesn’t even WORK be overweight?" (emphasis theirs) Uhhh…’cause I spend too much time sitting on my big fanny, and eating, and NOT working??! Uhhh…’cause I can always ‘put it off til tomorrow’ ("it" being, exercise, dieting, working, whatever…) because I have all the time in the world??! I guess this person wishes they could ‘not work’ so they could spend their days at the gym or something…I understand – I was in the career world for years before I had a child and chose to stay home and raise her. When I worked outside the home, I was not overweight. Because I was busy working; not sitting around and eating. My house was much cleaner then, too…I do remember…when I worked full time, I remember thinking how much more I could get done if I didn’t have to work. I tend to be more organinzed, tho, when I have to be. But I remember feeling that way. If I had all day at home, my house would be soooo perfect. Guess what? Life isn’t always how you think it will be. When you are home all day, especially if there are kids involved…the more time you are h ome, the more time you have to mess up your home!! Ha! Know what else? I’ll tell you a secret…you know why I got fat? My marriage fell (almost) apart, and I got very depressed…quit eating. Lost my already low metabolism. So, when I started eating again…Poof. No joke. So, yeah, since I have all the time in the world (what with the dogs, the kids, the homeschooling, the constant trying to pick up and stay ahead of the game) I ought to work out for hours and lose all the blub. I know, really, I do. But here is something I have learned in all my years of living…
Of all the billions of people living on the planet, no two of us have had the same life situations. Close, maybe, but not identical. So I will never, never, assume that I know better than someone else how their life ought to look. Also, I had so many presumed ideas of how I would react in any given circumstance…and I found out, in some cases I was right…in some cases, I acted in ways I would never have imagined. Sometimes, that was good…other times – well, I have both embarassed and shamed myself with my behavior! And suprised myself, for good and for bad!
Well, I’m a bit on my soapbox, aren’t I? I just wish everyone could live a few days – or weeks – in someone else’s life, and maybe they’d lighten up on how they react to the people around them!