Posted by: slcsln2010 | November 8, 2010

Who’s right?!?

Just an interesting little skirmish I stumbled upon between two commenting parties for this article:

Obesity in America 2010

The story is about obesity in america with a bit more concerned with childhood obesity. There were 720 comments and I only read about 8 of them that were between two people of the most recent postings. One person is taking the side of genetics and science and another is taking the side of organics vs. Big Food. Both are valid, but just the little I read shows the way some people can’t be open-minded about the many… maybe I should state it as MANY… factors that contribute to obesity. From psychological issues, like depression, and physical limitation, like a broken leg, to poverty and genetics. I can look at every aspect of my life and find different reasons why I became the way I am. But it’s up to me to do something about it. Sure I could be mad at my mom for working so much and not being home to teach me good eating habits. I could also blame my ex-boyfriends for using my emotional instabilities to get what they wanted and in turn making me feel worthless. It has taken time but for me to come to the following conclusion: None of it truly matters. It helps to know where I’ve been, but I can’t see what’s ahead if I am looking behind me.

So really, who is correct in stating that it’s one set of factors versus the other in the cause of obesity. Let’s look at the whole picture and change what we can.



  1. You are absolutely right about reflecting on the past, but not dwelling on it. You need to look forward to the good life you now have and let it take priority over the negative things that may have impacted your past eating behaviors. Now that you’ve made the connections between past and future, DON’T LOOK BACK! Just keep moving in the positive direction of healthy eating habits. You can do it! I have faith in you!

    • Thank you for all of your support. I am very fortunate to have a good support group.

  2. I like what you said about not being able to see what’s in the future if you are always looking behind you…I can very easily (and anyone else can too) apply that to my life and the problems I have. It can apply to every aspect of life. Very wise. =)

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