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Here’s A Record None Should Want

Paul is confined to his bed…he cannot prepare his own meals, which means someone continues to feed his addiction.  I prefer to call these people “enablers.”  Enablers, whether family or friends, always take the path of least resistance, the path that is easier for them.  It is easier for them to cook your favorite dish and watch you drown it with a gallon of gravy, than it is to get you to eat a nutrient-rich meal. 

Change is not an event, it is a process.  No one wakes up one morning and finds themselves weighting 1,000 pounds.  It happens over the course of many years…10 pounds here, becomes 20 pounds next year, and 40 pounds the year after that.  Until one day, you wake up and realize you no longer possess the strength to get out of your bed, which  ultimtely becomes your coffin.

When combating addictions, the first step is to change your environment.  It requires the addicted to get rid of the people who fueled and excused their addiction….yes, that includes family members who loved you so much, they willingly and readily provided you with your vice. 

Paul, unfortunately, will choose the “easiest” method to gain control of his weight…bariatric surgery.  The surgery will give him the quick fix he wants, but eventually, he’ll begin to re-gain whatever weight he loses.  I’m not being pessimistic, I’m being realistic…numerous studies support my view.  People who depend on “quick fixes” for weight loss, will go back to their unhealthy eating habits because they did not learn the benefits and requirements of healthy eating.  They did not learn the proper way to plan, prepare and structure a healthy eating lifestyle…in short, they did not learn discipline and control, they only learned to make excuses.

What about you?  Do you make excuses?  Are you an enabler? Do you look for quick-fixes?  How long before I watch a documentary about your life?

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