I've heard plenty of people use the excuse, "I just love food too much!" Lame. Ok, let's get one thing straight here--no one loves food more than I do. But, I don't give myself the green light to stuff my face with whatever craving I'm having at the moment just because I want it.
This excuse is usually used one of two ways. One being, "Eh, my belly roll doesn't bother me enough to quit my weekly visit to Chipotle." Ok, that I understand. However, some people act as if they have a strange disease that forces french fries and Snickers bars past their lips every day. Why? Because they just love food sooo much. Now that is something I just do not comprehend. C'mon now.
One thing that keeps me from having the body I want is the fact that I can't close my eyes and picture myself any other way than what I am now (well, except for chubbier...because I have been). I'm the funny girl with a pretty face who has not-so-terrible bikini bod. I've never been the "hot girl," so it's hard for me to imagine that there could come a time when I didn't feel the need to cover my tummy with a couch pillow every time I sit down. (Girls, you know what I'm talking about).
It's the same with friends, too--they get used to everyone's "role" in the group. If the funny girl turns into the hot girl, what happens then? It's just weird--change is a hard thing to adapt to. I've lost a bit of weight since high school and college and have kept it off for the most part. When I first started losing the weight, friends would say to me, "Ok, you look great, but don't lose any more!" One friend even subtly asked if I had a "problem." (I can safely say that I do love food way too much to ever have that kind of problem). And I know my friends weren't saying these things to be rude--they just weren't used to seeing their friend Ellen any way other than what they had known for so many years.
Does this make sense at all? I think this feeling has something to do with what I said in this post about wanting to be the relatable friend. So what about you: What's your excuse for not being as healthy as you should be?