Born on the Finish Line

- POSTED ON: Jul 18, 2013

"He was born on the finish line, so he thinks he won the race."


This quote is So VERY applicable to naturally thin people,.... and also to those people who have never lived well inside the border of Obesity,.... who give weight-loss advice to those of us who are personally living with the issue of Obesity.

While this quote amuses me, I find it important to never lose sight of this TRUTH:
Whatever method one chooses for weight-loss, with regards to issues of weight-loss and maintenance of that weight-loss, there is NO Finish Line.

At this point I consider weight-loss Advice from people who have not personally spent considerable time in the state of Obesity …no matter how "well-meaning" that advice may be … to be uninformed, ignorant chatter, which I find tiresome, offensive, and unwelcome. 

Much of the Conventional Wisdom one hears repeated again and again, year after year, decade after decade,…including what is currently taught to medical professionals via nutritional textbooks... originated from Marketing Interests, and that information isn't helpful to resolve our obesity issues.

We are all different and there is no one-size-fits-all, BUT….I do feel certain that: Whatever one does to lose weight must be continued FOREVER in order to maintain that weight-loss.


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On Jul 24, 2013 Wellness wrote:
Definetly, I understand your point and agree. Weight Loss or getting healthy is a lifestyle journey, it is for life, and that is why it is so true that one has to make it a hobby as you have. It makes complete sense. We have to enjoy making the best us exist, and know that if we accept it as a life journey and have fun eating wise and moving regularly, like dancing, walking, swimming, biking, etc., then we will see results that we can live with and that pleases self. Hope I didn't sound preachy or unwelcoming, just sharing what I do that yeilds the kind of results I want. Hope all is well with you:)!


On Jul 24, 2013 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Hi Wellness. Thanks for sharing your Thoughts. My Summer of '68 is going well, and I've decided to be Happy today. =)


On May 23, 2016 Fire Hazzard wrote:
I would love to know who to attribute the "... born on the finish line..." quote to. Do you remember the source?


On May 23, 2016 Dr. Collins wrote:
             Hi Fire Hazzard, It's just an old saying that's been around forever, as far as I know. Don't have a clue as to who said it first, or who made it "famous".

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