There are many weight loss shows on television today. It seems to be the latest trend in reality tv, watching others lose weight. Many of the participants are not just overweight, but obese, with highlight the big reveal at the end. A life has been transformed and their face is simply beaming with joy. One show in particular allows the participant to “gift” the same program they just completed to someone else. Someone who needs a transformation as well. While watching a recent episode of this show, I witnessed this “gifting.” The woman who transformed her life with weight loss, gave her best friend the opportunity to do the same. She wanted her best friend to feel as good as she does. What a priceless gift!
The sense of accomplishment among people who lose a tremendous amount of weight is astounding. How could it not be considering how much time and effort it took? It wasn’t a quick fix. There wasn’t a magic pill or product that made it happen. It all boiled down to one thing, and one thing only. The person. Simply wanting something doesn’t make it a reality. A student can say they want straight A’s, but put zero work into making it happen. This lack of hard work can have a domino effect if it continues. For example, consistent poor grades will not get you into the better colleges, not to mention a better job, too.
It’s like that old saying, “you reap what you sow.”
Losing weight can be looked at in the same way as poor grades. Simply wanting to lose weight doesn’t make it happen. Consistently doing nothing about being overweight or obese has a domino effect, too, on your health, your lifestyle, and your sense of self. We cannot expect to lose weight if we continue to plant poorly with bad food choices and a sedentary lifestyle.