Now please, don’t get me wrong. I am all for healthy eating. I am all for exercise, keeping the weight down (I like to see my feet when I look down), making sure that my coronary arteries aren’t all clogged and my blood pressure is where it needs to be. I am all for that and that is how I try to live. I am an adult and that makes me responsible for the waxing and waning of my waistline, a lesson I learned when I realized that my “college 10” (the weight gain people experience their first year in college) was actually a “college 40.” It took a long time for me to take responsibility and lose that weight, but I did it. It was my weight and it was my responsibility to either keep it—and all the attendant health risks that went with it—or lose it.
It is all about personal responsibility. In fact, when you think about it, everything that happens in our lives has an element of personal responsibility. This is why I was so dismayed to read about th... [Read Full Article]