Orlando Weight Loss Clinic Guest Blogger Stephanie Eisenberg – September 2012

Orlando Weight Loss Clinic Guest Blogger Stephanie Eisenberg

Obesity in America

A startling new report on obesity in the country was released earlier this

week. It shows that not only is the country in a bad situation right now,

it’s only going to get worse.

In a joint report put out by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the

Trust for America’s Health, researchers found that by 2030, the obesity ratewill skyrocket. in 13 states, more than 60% of the population will beobese.

In florida alone, 58% of people will be obese.

The scariest thing about these statistics, is that obesity is preventable.

Yes, there are those of us that are born with “bigger bones”, but genetics

is not an excuse to not take care of your health.

I look at myself, and I see someone who has always been the big girl. I’ve

always had big thighs, big arms, and a big waist. It’s as if as at one point

in time I decided well I’m big, there’s nothing I can do about it. WRONG.

Over the past 22 weeks, I’ve transformed the person I see in the mirror.

When I first started the program at Greater Orlando Medical Weight Loss, I

weighed 245.8 pounds. i’ve lost more than 50 pounds since then. I still have

a bit to go to be healthy, but I’m getting there. If I can do it, on an

overnight shift schedule, anyone can.

I know what you’re thinking, “Stephanie, you don’t understand the stress in

my life.” You’re right. Everyone’s life consists of stress. From work

problems to family problems to money problems, everyone’s situation differs.

But I’ve had work problems, I’ve had money problems, and I’ve had family

problems. My 25 year old brother is autistic. He and I are incredibly close,

but in my youth I sacrificed a lot to be with him. Let me make this very

clear, I do not regret any decision I made in my life. My brother is one of

the most important people to me, and I’m glad I had every second I did with

him when I was in college living at home. But i do know the stress of living

with someone who can’t take care of themselves. Who needs to be cared for. I

may not have children, but I know what it’s like to be pulled in every which

way, and try to find a center. So understand me when I say that stress is an

excuse. It’s easier to sit in front of the couch and watch tv for a few

hours to try and forget the world around you. But that world isn’t going

anywhere.

There is no excuse for letting yourself go another day without being

healthy. Anyone can live a healthy lifestyle, you just have to be willing to

make the commitment to it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not an easy commitment.

It would definitely be easier to eat the junk, but you can live with out it.

It’d be easier to say I don’t want to go the gym, but the consequences of

not working out, aren’t worth it. The easy way out never led to anywhere

special.

Don’t let life be your excuse, let it be your motivator. We only have a

short time on this planet, we might as well make it so we can enjoy every

moment of it.

Until next month,

Stephanie Eisenberg