America is in a Depression but Whose Fault is that?

America Depression

You may have just read the title to this blog and are left wondering “What does this have to do with weight loss?” Well my answer to that question is, “It has everything to do with it!” Did you know that 2/3 of America is considered obese? Which is not surprising being that we no longer have to fight, hunt, and kill to get our food. No not at all, we live in a time of fast food and microwaves. It’s sad to say but we as humans try to find the easiest and fastest but yet not so beneficial way to do everything.

Our bodies are set up naturally to cheat, and find the easy way out of things. Billions of dollars are spent every year on technologies that makes things easier and more accessible. Things like cars, planes, computers, telephones etc. Technology does make our lives easier but it will do so at a cost. We’ve paid the price with our health, and fitness; our bodies have dealt with the burden and have paid the cost. America as a whole has become over fat, and extremely lazy.

America is in a depression but whose fault is that? The fault belongs to each and everyone of us. We as individuals have not taken care of ourselves, our families, our jobs, nor have we taken care of our country. If you study history you will find that in the great depression it was not the government that fixed things, it was we the people that came together and fought for a change to be made. We the people are the one’s responsible for the mess in this country, and I believe it is wrong of us to place blame on any political person in government.

Government is there to make laws, rules, and regulations, but those are made by the demands of we the people. It was we the people who fought against slavery, racism, women’s right, gay’s rights, animal cruelty, tax regulation, etc. It is we the people that put politicians in government to fight for what we the people want. But we the people have become to fat and lazy to step in and fix things ourselves. We would rather live average and ordinary lives, and let the government magically make things all better. Sorry to tell yah but, “It ain’t gonna happen.”


To make a real change in America, each of us individually need to live our lives to the best of our ability. Anything we do needs to be the best we can do. I strongly believe that if we do not take control of ourselves, and if we do not become the master of our own lives. Then anything we do, know matter how great a job it is will never be done to the best of your ability. I believe that 2/3 of this country are not performing at there best, therefore our country is spiraling downward at top speeds.

We are living in a blessed nation, and the generations before us worked hard and worked there best to make this country what it is today. But this new generation has taken all of that for granted and has sat back and watched as America has crumbled. Now ask yourself, what can I do to make a real positive CHANGE???? The answer is simple to say but difficult to do.

Become the master of your life, and take control of your surroundings. If you’re over fat then lose weight, if you’re weak then get stronger, and search for every flaw you can find in yourself and make ways to improve them. Do what you know you need to do, and stop doing what you know you shouldn’t be doing. If we plan on pulling America out of this depression, then each of us individually need to grab the steering wheel and take control. Once you have done this then spread the word to each and every individual you may know.

This country needs to be restored and we must start from the inside and work our way out. My goal in life is to inspire as many people as a can to make this change in their lives. I truly believe that success is in us all, we just have to want it bad enough. When we all individually work at our best, then together we can make a real and lasting change. United we stand, divided we fall.

Photo courtesy Tony the Misfit.

About the Author

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Frank Cruz. I am a former fat man who’s almost completely unleashed. I had an appetite that could not be satisfied. Four years ago I stepped on the scale, and was blown away when I saw the shocking number: 298. On January 1st, 2009 I decided to make a real change and I mean, mind, body, and soul. From that day forth I was on a mission to lose this weight. Something switched deep in my subconscious; I saw myself like a new man. That’s when the real change began, when my mind and soul won the battle over my body. Today I invite you to join me on a mission to transform your lives. This is truly a difficult task, but one that can be accomplished. I know how to do this; I have the road map to success!! Come and join me, and you too can be UNLEASHED.

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  1. TorreyNo Gravatar says:


    I really get your post. I work extremely hard to ensure that my family’s quality time consists of as much physical activity as dinner, watching movies, etc.

    I have a family member who gets depressed and relies on eating to feel better. I hope that people like this will understand the importance of physical and mental health to live a long and prosperous life.

    • Frank cruzNo Gravatar says:

      Thank you Torrey, and nice to meet you. You know, sometimes it can be difficult to get others to see the importance. But we must be the example, and that’s exactly what your doing. Thank you for reading, Be Blessed.

  2. Over-eating goes hand in hand with depression. They eat because they are depressed, then they get even more depressed when they put on weight. It’s a vicious cycle.

    • I wouldn’t say it’s hand in hand, but I get your point. I love to eat food because I love food.

    • Frank cruzNo Gravatar says:

      Yes I do agree, people see eating food as a pleasure. We as humans look for pleasure to ease the pain. Depression causes pain, so therefore we use food as the pleasure to counteract. But food, drugs, and even TV are only short term feeling of pleasure, that lead to long term feeling of pain. But if those people could find pleasure in being fit and healthy, if they choose the short term pain of working out and eating healthy, then they would find real long term pleasure. Thank you for reading, Be Blessed.

    • BGNo Gravatar says:

      As I know, real depression (not based on overeating) has very little common points with the disturbing about the weight. And You should be the very strong spirited human to overhealm it.

  3. back in the caveman days we would go 14 days at a time without eating and then we would gorge ourselves on wild boar or whatever.

    Unfortantely now we live in an age of abundance and food is everywhere and thar part of the brain has not gone away.

  4. Darvis SimmsNo Gravatar says:

    Frank, I join you in trying to make America a healthier nation. I agree that the work begins with each individual striving to do their best and collectively we will all be better.

  5. VanessaleeNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Frank, I am completely agree with you. we must start from the inside and work our way out.

  6. Frank C.No Gravatar says:

    I want to make losing weight, or getting fit and in shape like the “New Thing” in America. “So you ain’t losing weight or getting in shape?!?! Get in the new millennium baby!! Everyone’s doing it!!” LOL!!! America we’re the fattest nation in the world!! It’s time to change these statistics!!!

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