So I just remembered two things that absolutely blew my mind at work the other day.
While I was waiting to clock in, I was sitting in the Lounge and saw a mother walk in with her three kids. Estimating by height, I know, not a good factor, I’d say they were aged 5, 4, and 3. No big deal. Whatever. The surprising part is when she ordered for the five year old a huge, ultimate breakfast platter; a
southwest burrito meal for her four year old; and a ultimate platter for the three year old; and then a small chicken biscuit meal for herself.
And that just… I dont even know. It just blew my mind. I mean maybe they all exercise a lot and its no big deal. Hey, its her life and her kids and she can feed them whatever she wants. But if she’s leading them on the way to being really overweight at such a young age, she is preparing them for what could be a school career of bad health and bullying. But that may not be the case, Im just speculating at how I see the situation.
The second happening is when I looked up front and saw a party with a total weight of around 500-600 pounds. Now, being in the country we live in, you have the right to weigh however much you down-well please and Im ok with that. Its just not my personal view or lifestyle to get like that. Just thought I’d throw that out there. The mother, by the looks of it (Im not a doctor or health professional), looked easily 300lbs. The other woman, who may have been a cousin or sister or friend or whatever, looked easily 200-250lbs. And now lets move onto the children. They were all maybe about 4-6 years old, but they were all at least 100lbs. Well anyway, the mother proceeded to order the kids large size whopper and jr whopper meals. Just plain insanity!
I just… Like I said, its your life and your kids and your right. And if youre fat youre fat. Whatever. But Im in the process of exercising and losing weight. I dont like being overweight. And my kid and/or kids will, at a young age, be given the opportunity to be raised outside to play and get exercise just like I was. If they end up deciding to be lazy and whatnot. Yeah, I’ll be disappointed. But I wont force them to go out and exercise if they dont want to. Or maybe I will. Maybe they’ll hate me for a bit, but grow up to thank me for keeping them physical. I dont know, Im not there yet. But if they do decide to be lazy, hey. Maybe they’ll end up like me and decide to start being physical again.
But anywho, thats my two cents for the day.