What Would You Give Up?
OK. So there is this new study out there that was conducted through Nutrisystem by using their Diet Index. It proves that over 50 percent of women would rather give up sex for the summer than gain 10 pounds. Interesting. The study also includes men, and, shockingly, some guys said they’d do the same. Did the world just stop turning?
I’ve been blessed with pretty good genes. My weight fluctuates around three to four pounds and I am able to get it under control fairly easily. But after reading a few articles, I got to thinking. If I was unable to keep my weight under control, or was constantly fluctuating between a higher amount of weight like 10 and 20 pounds, what would I give up to keep it in check?
It certainly wouldn’t be coffee: let’s just get real here. And I’m not going to even go there with the whole sex thing: way too personal people. I can’t very well give up something I don’t like. I have to play fair.
So, I think I would give up watching my favorite channel on TV. I don’t watch a lot of television, but when I do, you can bet my TV is turned on to HGTV. My husband and I just recently bought a house and I love watching the shows to get ideas for our new home. It’s a guilty pleasure. I can park myself in front of the tube for hours watching the programs. I love it. It would be a hard luxury to give up.
I was a bit sad thinking about the article. Most people would give up things that make them happy rather than change their way of life for the better. To me, it seemed that more people were concerned with their appearance than their overall health. A person’s self image is important, but in America, many people tend to worry more about what other’s think than how they think and feel about themselves. Thank TV, magazines and movies for that one. We are showed that how we look, what we have and who are friends are is more important that health and overall happiness. That’s just sad.
But, it is what it is. Now the question is turned to Fat Man Unleashed readers. What you would give up? And you have to play by the rules. Don’t say you’d give up going to work. Who wouldn’t?