I’d like to think that I represent a large part of the adult population. I’m neither too rich nor too poor. I have yet to retire and don’t know if I could afford to retire if I wanted to! I have been working at my present job (company and title) for more than 20 years. I still love what I do. My work is something I enjoy rather than something I dread and thank goodness for that since I don’t see retirement in sight.
My political tastes run right in the middle. Left wingers hate me because I’m not liberal enough and right wingers hate me because I’m not conservative enough. The truth is they can hate me all they want; it doesn’t bother me because I hate their partisan politics.
I raised four daughters and have four grandchildren. I care about my children, their children and their children’s children and their children’s children’s children. Basically I want them all, including all future generations, to be happy and healthy and live on a planet that is likewise happy and healthy.
I acknowledge I’m just a mere human being. I am responsible for myself and my actions. I can behave in a responsible manner to do my best to make the world a happy, healthy place for me and my future generations. I don’t think, however, that I can change the course of history nor can I change the natural progress of our planet. In other words, our planet has gone through major changes long before humans came to live here and will continue to change. I believe our actions influence some change but I also believe there is no way to really know just how much or little we influence the change of our planet because we don’t have a parallel Earth that exists without humans to compare.
As I already said, I think there are a lot of people like me and like me, their body weight is something, which if not monitored, tends to be too high both for comfort and perhaps health. For average people like me, living our average kind of lives, and without a lot of money at our disposal, and who don’t get too carried away with anything, be it politics, religion, environmental concerns and the like, finding a way to lose weight can be daunting.
- We don’t want a lot of rules; just enough to keep us from going over the proverbial “weight loss cliff.”
- We don’t want to feel guilty about food choices; but we want gentle guidance to help us make nutritious choices.
- We need a way to lose weight that fits our budget. We don’t have and don’t want to spend a fortune on special food.
- We want to live our lives without the need to avoid the things we love, like dining out. We need a plan that fits our lifestyle.