Thursday, January 24, 2013

It is YOUR responsibility.

My good friend Myra posted a link to this article today.
I particularly want to point out the following:

“You are never, ever, ever going to see a change in this country’s obesity until the farm bill is changed,” Dr. Jonny Bowden declared in an interview with The New American. “Our government supports, through the farm bill, every fattening crop on the planet, every high-carbohydrate, processed food.”

Let me make my opinion very clear: It is YOUR job to make YOURSELF healthy. It is not the job of the government. It is not the job of big business. It is not your husband’s job. It is not your parents’ job. It is YOUR job. It is YOUR responsibility.

Do not think you can follow a food pyramid, or a weight-loss program, or a celebrity weight-loss guru and expect them to be completely honest with you. The only person you can trust to make yourself healthy is yourself. Do your own homework. Decide what is best for you.

It is your job. Don’t let the government tell you it is now their job. Trust me, you won’t like the outcome.


  1. Responsibility is key not only to our health and weight loss efforts but to life in general. I am becoming more and more suspicious of our government and its motives. Take care.

  2. I agree with this completely. It is 100% our responsibility to be healthy and make good sound choices. However, the statement to 'do your homework' or 'make informed decision'is almost moot because with all the technology and differentiating opinions (especially on the internet which is the go to for people with questions) it is increasingly hard to know what is real and true and what is fabricated, modified or an all out lie. So, my life is lived as 'logically' as possible. If it isn't logical and it doesn't follow my moral/belief/values than it isn't done/eaten/listened to/watched etc. Once we become an adult we are 100% responsible for every aspect of our lives including health and happiness and well being. Now if only we could convince the rest America of this we might actually return to a republic instead of heading toward socialism and God only knows what else. :)

  3. so true!! It is hard work..and I do it like my life depends on it. Which of course it DOES!!!

    There are lots of theories and lots of people. And different things work for different people. No one knows me better than I have to listen to me.

    Preach away, sister!

  4. Personal responsibility is important, but the proliferation of cheap food makes it way too easy to buy and eat way too much. Our tax dollars should not go to subsidize the things that are killing us, not to mention the way that US-subsidized grain exports destroy the livelihoods of farmers overseas. I mean, it's kind of ridiculous that we make so much corn in this country that the government has to pass a law mandating the use of ethanol additives in gasoline, just so we can use it all up. I'd much rather pay more for higher quality food than send massive production subsidies to ADM and other agribusiness giants.

  5. Very true. Realizing that taking care of our health is actually in our own hands should be empowering versus overwhelming ... but to get to that realization, now that's another story!

  6. Look at these comments agreeing with you. Wow, people have so little to do..Phantom...

  7. AGREED!!!!

    (found you from another blogger)

  8. It is true that it is our responsibility to eat right and to make the right choices, but we do this in an environment where the odds are stacked against us, and big food floods the market with cheap low quality food and predatory marketing campaigns.

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