Ask a kid why he didn’t do his homework and chances are he’ll come up with a range of innovative and entertaining excuses over the course of a few months.
Ask an adult why he or she didn’t get to the gig on Saturday night or why they haven’t phoned ‘mum’ and you’ll probably get a smaller range of excuses (or, well, most would like to call them ‘reasons’)!
Ask an overweight person why they couldn’t manage to lose so much as half a pound in a week and ………….. you know what? ….. We could be here till tomorrow listening to the outpouring of excuse after excuse after excuse after …
It’s RIDICULOUS!!
Not saying that I haven’t come up with a fair share myself, but I can also honestly say that I will readily admit that there is NO excuse that can truly warrant the inability to lose a measily half a pound in a whole week. And it all comes down to accountability. In other words, just stop stuffing food into your bloomin’ mouth!!!

‘I was passing MacDonalds’ does not mean you have to buy their mystery foods and eat it!

‘X brought over a cake’ does not mean you have to polish it off yourself at a sitting!

‘Friday night is takeaway night!’ Since when?

‘It’s hard when you’re cooking for two!’ I don’t get it!

*cue much screaming and head banging*

It’s time to stop pandering to your own whims and to everybody else’s. ‘I can’t get the weight off’ and ‘I’ve tried and tried but it just doesn’t work’ … complete and utter *&$%^*!!!

Stop with the crap! Stop the excuses! When all is said and done, it’s easy. Just STOP EATING RUBBISH!

There! Said it! Phew! Feel better now. I’m no angel when it comes to food (she says, polishing off a flapjack) … but I feel totally justified in ranting about people not taking responsibility because I do my fair share of stern talking to myself!! And of all the problems in society for which there is no ‘quick fix’, weight gain and/or obesity is one of the problems for which there really IS a quick fix!

And just in case you missed it, here it is:

STOP STUFFING!

Rant over.

Dismissed!

Addendum: ¬†Ok, Ok, that was maybe a little unsympathetic because I didn’t make myself completely clear. To be successful at losing weight yes, you possibly need to get to the bottom of a whole lot of other problems first, but if we’re going to be pedantic about it – as was my intention above – let’s face it, the answer is easy, isn’t it? Quit making excuses and JFDI! ‘Reasons’ can be acceptable in the short term, but ‘reasons’ are few and far between. When it comes to weight loss, too many people have so many ‘reasons’ to hide behind – in other words, excuses! lol