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
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
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,