Today is once again another weigh-in day. Once a week I step on the scale to check my progress or lack of it. Lately it’s been my lack of it. I’ve been working on a menu that takes a close look at our budget. It is difficult in this economy to buy healthy food cheap. 100% Whole Wheat Bread from Walmart is comparatively cheap. It doesn’t help your weight when you have a couple of slices as toast for breakfast and a cheese or peanut butter sandwich for lunch. Moreover, have another for a snack. Then our church had some bread to give out and that’s higher calorie bread. This week we had a 4-day jumpstart diet to get us back on track. Therefore, I’m hoping the scale will be nice to me. You never can tell though.
Let’s blame the food industry for our obesity. We live in a blame-someone-else society, so let’s blame the manufacturers of Twinkies, and little Debbie’s, and Coke, and all the other sugary, fat and high calorie food. If they didn’t make it, we wouldn’t be able to eat it. After all, that is what makes us obese. They are just not being considerate of the problems we have with our weight.
Yes, it would be nice if those things weren’t on the shelf to tempt us. Apparently, enough people buy them daily to keep them in business. I don’t help many of those businesses any more, but many do. If everyone demanded low-calorie nutritious food, the manufacturers would have to make it. However, I’m just one person. I know there are many jobs involved and we certainly don’t need fewer jobs today. Couldn’t they help a little?
Blaming the food industry is just another blame shifting scenario. No one takes responsibility for anything. It gets down to the one person who puts food in your mouth—you and me. There’s plenty of blame to go around, but it does you no good when you are the one who chooses what you eat. Bypass the dessert aisle and check out the produce. If you choose things that don’t help you lose weight, then you must point your finger at the one truly to blame.
Let’s quit blaming and start making good choices.