“It’s McDonald’s fault that I’m fat. It’s not like I willingly drove to their parking lot, got out of my car, walked into the establishment and proceeded to buy two Super Value Meals for lunch every day for five years straight. And as for my kids being fat… well, that’s McDonald’s fault too! It’s not like I bought them Happy Meals, and sundaes, and ice cream, and animal crackers, and orange drinks, and shamrock shakes as rewards for finding creative ways out of gym class. Since they are legally old enough to… well, they’re not actually old enough to drive, vote, purchase tobacco or alcohol, or even ride most rides at Knoebels Grove for that matter. But god forbid if my child’s obesity issue is MY fault. It’s McDonald’s…”
If you haven’t caught on by now, I’m just goofing. But as crazy as this whole story sounds, it’s true! This is a typical scene in many households across the nation. Parents actually refuse to take ownership for their and their children’s obesity crisis. Instead, they point a big fat finger of blame at a fast food joint. I guess this is similar to the people who blame McDonald’s for getting burnt by their coffee. I’m no coffee aficionado, but isn’t it made with uber hot water? I believe the temperature is somewhere around 200 degrees, which sounds pretty doggone hot to me. If I was going to handle a cup of coffee with temperatures that extreme, I’d take caution.
Here’s the point I’m getting at. I don’t condone fast food chains and the propagandistic ways they go about getting asses in their seats. But I simply choose to not support them. Just as I have that right, so do you, so does Jane Frye down the street and so do all the people who blame McDonald’s and the like for their overflowing adiposity. That’s just a flat out injustice and cop out.
If you’re not satisfied or happy with the way you look or feel, don’t blame the food. Blame yourself for not having the discipline or desire to do something about it.
Instead of spending hours of life that you’ll never get back, staring at your unhappy self in the mirror, devise a game plan to take back control and just simply follow it through fruition. Life is not as complicated as you think.
If you are struggling to do this and don’t know where to start, get back to me and I’ll help you. Being a game-changer is part of my profession and definitely one of my specialties.
Meanwhile, if you’re still going to go to McDonald’s and order a Big Mac, Filet-o-fish, Quarter Pounder, french fries, icy Coke, thick shake, sundae and apple pie, at least ride your bike there and back to burn off some of the metric ton of calories you consumed.