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Why Can't We Just Accept It, That...

You've met them. Some of them are your MFP friends, and others are in real life. They are people who can't see that they are in trouble with their weight and ultimately their health. And worst of all, you could be one of those that continue to give yourself permission to avoid the reality.

You know that you are in denial when:

- The doc says you need to lose weight, and you think, I don't look that bad.

- Your insurance company gives you $600 a year in savings for doing their health rewards program and you think about all the food you could buy with it.

- You buy a selfie stick to get the best aerial shot for your Facebook profile pic.

- You say that if God had wanted you to exercise and touch your toes, He would have put them higher up on your body.

- Your favorite pants don't fit, and you blame your spouse for washing them in hot water and then drying then on high.

- You go to the coffee shop and tell the cashier the coffee is for you, and the donuts are for your pet Fighting Fish, when the truth is it's the other way around.

- You go to an "all you can eat" restaurant or buffet because you have invested in their stock.

- You eat whatever you like because you get a lot of exercise - pushing the buttons on the remote.

- You heard that there were two pieces of cake in the fridge, and think how sad it is that you missed one.

- Instead of looking at the size tag on clothes, you look to see if it has elastic.

- You kick the scale, well, because it's a scale damit.

- All your vacation photos at Disney were taken at the Food Court in Epcot Center.

- You get flowers and chocolates from an admirer and throw the flowers out.

- You eat because, well, your mouth wasn't that busy at the time.

- You are out of breath just thinking about exercise.

- You go to weddings because the cake is free.

- You tell yourself this is the last pizza... today...

- You try to do a push up and discover that a number of body parts have not left the floor.

Mostly in jest... just coming back from a couple of weeks being pretty sick. 

Thanks for the votes and comments.

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kendallvon wrote 4 months ago:
as always, great blog post. Love the tongue-in-cheek humor.
Wysewoman53 wrote 4 months ago:
I have missed your blogs. I don't know why but they don't show up in my news feed anymore. I thought something was going on with your health and maybe you weren't writing them anymore. All that being said, I am glad you wrote something about them not being promoted unless you get 20 votes. I will look for them from now on. You have a tendency to hit the nail on the head for me...especially when I'm telling myself I'll be back to work soon and THEN I can start eating healthy again after taking the whole summer off! Oh, and I WILL go out and buy a new battery for my scale today!
Venus_88 wrote 4 months ago:
I never had a lot of weight to lose 20-30 lbs max probably because I woke up from the weight gaining slumber in time and turned my life upside down. I can sure relate to the denial part. I bought some looser clothes and I wasn't looking too bad to myself.
barneshall wrote 4 months ago:
Hope you are recovered now, and that the house move has been sorted. Keep on blogging, love the humour!
ggeise14 wrote 4 months ago:
Thanks for the smile, and update!
kdbulger wrote 4 months ago:
I've been watching for a post from you! Missed your posts - and also was hoping you weren't sick!
ranchmimi wrote 4 months ago:
Glad to see your return - and hope you are recovering nicely! I've used too many of those excuses in the past!
cvaughan02 wrote 4 months ago:
haha this is great!
pizzafruit wrote 4 months ago:
One doesn't know how silly those excuses are until you see them in print. There's only a few listed that I haven't used. Thanks for making me laugh and reflect.
daneejela wrote 4 months ago:
"You try to do a push up and discover that a number of body parts have not left the floor." this is me :D
babydee543 wrote 4 months ago:
Had me in stitches, mate. I’m a card-carrying member of the ‘Shrunk-in-the-Wash’ Club. Time to find a new club, methinks!

Thanks as always for the food for thought, delivered with a healthy dose of humour. Much appreciated!
brittvshows wrote 4 months ago:
Love to laugh, and love that you make me!
SheilaCali wrote 4 months ago:
I laughed out loud reading the coffee shop item! I was just in Dunkin Donuts yesterday, eyeing up the pumpkin possibilities. It's that time of year. I left with a small pumpkin latte, which is a win for me. No fish to feed, so I skipped the delectable muffins. Ha! Keep getting stronger, especially in your spirit!
dwalt15110 wrote 4 months ago:
This was awesome! Loved it!
sweetnana126 wrote 4 months ago:
I love your posts. They are informative and fun. and I look for them when I don't see them in my sidebar.

I know you've had big health challenges in the past. I hope you are feeling better and getting better. Your MFP admirers are all pulling for you

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