Monday, January 11, 2010

Heads Or Tails - Sweet Or Sour

I'm obese. I won't lie about that. It's not because I have a sweet tooth either. I have a taste for salty foods. Starchy foods. Pizza. Chips. Makes me hungry just thinking about them. With the turning of the new year though I resolved to try to eat better.. healthier.

I was watching a video I found that resembled an infomercial yesterday. This guy claimed to have the secret to weight loss. I don't know if he does or not because I wasn't going to pay to get his secret but he did say something that stopped me in my tracks. He said..

"Being overweight is not your fault. It's your responsibility."

Huh? Wha...? OK.. it hit me where I live, breathe and think. I'm used to thinking things are my fault. I can just accept that and move on. But my responsibility?

That's a whole new ballgame.



You play this this at Heads Or Tails!

21 comments:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

oh you said it. mine is salt and crunch. gets me into lots of trouble.

SilverNeurotic said...

Being responsible is a different way of looking at things, hm.

Anna said...

I like salty things more than sweet, too.

I like the idea of responsibility instead of fault - and that could apply to everything in our lives. Hmmm....

Noner said...

I'm a salty snacker too. And I LOVE Garfield.

Forgetfulone said...

I do like sweets, but I tend to want things like chips and dip, fried cheese, stuff that I know is not good for me!

Tammy said...

I'm the sweet tooth.

Hootin' Anni said...

I love to eat, period. And I wake up thinking about what I'm going to stuff into me. That's bad I know. But I think then...I love food. That's probably a 'no no', I'm sure.

My son keeps telling me Eat to live...not live to eat!! Ya, right.

Good luck to you Barb!!!


Mine's Here A sweet kitty...but sour puss!

sandy said...

ouch first time I heard that sandy

Robyn Jones said...

I love both sweet and salty food, but I am not allowed to have either anymore...I have tinitus, and it makes it worse...Probably better for my weight anyways!

Karen said...

I just hate it that some people are just naturally skinny. Not fare! Happy HOT.

The Curmudgeon said...

Everything I've ever read says that we put on weight under stress and when we're sleep deprived. Eating just before falling asleep is bad for everyone... except sumo wrestlers who do that on purpose.

Anyway, stress leads to weight gain and people stress when they diet.

Am I the only one who sees a problem here?

Misty Dawn said...

I like salty stuff too, and I'm a dip/condiment/dressing addict... I put Ranch dressing on pretty much everything. Yes, I have issues.

Maria said...

That Garfield strip is really funny, could have been me saying that. Thanks for stopping by.

Calico Crazy said...

I love salty foods, and things that are tart/sour, and chocolate is my obsession. I don't know if my weight being my responsibility instead of my fault changes how I feel about it, I'll have to ponder that one. ~ Calico Contemplations

Grace said...

I like that quote. Thanks!

Oh, you had the cat first, so of course you wouldn't change his name. My girls name their stuffed animals (still)... and it's a bit weird when they then become friends with someone with the same name. :)

casasosegado said...

I have a sweet, salty, crunchy and sour tooth :) I love cheese cake, salt and vinegar chips, chocolate, cheetos... the list goes on and on!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Hi Barb, you can take anything you want or need. lol I think my other messages may have gone to your spam.

Skittles said...

Nah.. I got it and thx =)

Patti said...

Take 5 Bar by Hershey's; Pretzels, Caramel, Peanuts, Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate-- my ALL TIME favorite. Sweet and salty. LOVE them! And as for "diet" isn't that a four letter word?

Grandma said...

Pretty weighty issue - sorry, very bad pun. I have been most successful at controlling my weight when I stay off the scales and away from diets. Daily walks have always been the easiest way for me to avoid weight gain. My physical activity is pretty limited now and regretfully that has resulted in a steady weight gain. )-: I'd consider my life very sweet if I could go for a walk again without a cane in each hand.

Berni said...

If I have to make a choice I prefer spicy to sweet but once in a while sweet would be nice.