The Truth Is Always Better.Well, Mostly.

 

Although, there are times this is a better idea.

I think we Homo sapiens love to treat the truth like play-doh. We sort of shape it to fit our needs and justify our behavior. We can’t help it really.

What’s so amusing about ourselves is that what’s truth to us 5 years ago is no longer true today.
 

 

 A little over a year ago I said I didn’t get the whole online social media thing. I couldn’t figure out what was so appealing. I thought “Sheesh, what a waste of time”. That has definitly changed.

I  believe, if someone truly cares about you, they’ll tell you the truth.They’ll let you know about spinach in your teeth or that those jeans do make your butt look like a billboard. That’s because they care about what’s best for you. 

Of course, if they tell you that in front of bunch of people and get a big laugh — they might not. 

That’s one of the great things about the Internet. If you want to find the truth, you just do a bit of searching and there it is. You can work on yourself at your own pace and in private, and the rest of the world never has to know. 

But do you want the truth? 

Let’s take the subject of weight loss for an example. The health consequences of being overweight are almost too many to list and everyday there’s more and more studies that confirm that fact. Really, you’d have to live under a rock to have not seen or heard of at least one scary fact about it. Aside from the possiblity of an underlying medical condition, the choice to be obese is simply that: a choice. 

Unfortunately, the truth of the matter is that if you’re obese, you might be one of the few that live a long and healthy life free of consequences, but  it isn’t likely. 

That’s the truth. 

The obesity issue is not about looks or vanity, but purely about health. For example,the standards that The American Heart Association give to the public are based on research and studies. They are facts to help the general public live a healthier life. 

The American Heart Association states: 

Waist circumference measurement and body mass index (BMI) are the recommended ways to estimate body fat. A high-risk waistline is 35 inches or higher for women, and 40 inches or higher for men. A BMI of 30 or higher indicates obesity. 

Even when there are no adverse effects on the known risk factors, obesity by itself increases risk of heart disease. 

I’m finding the issue of obesity becoming more and more a touchy subject. When someone tell us the statistics on smoking, obesity or what carcinogen has been found in our food, I think we would be wise to at least research the information and find out for ourselves.

I’ve found that the people that care the most about me took the chance and told me the truth. And for that I’m forever grateful. 

  

Do you feel like the truth has helped you become better, whether at your job, relationships or healthy decision making? Are you one who tends to share it? We’d love to hear what you have to say!

  

 

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  1. I love that Joyce!! There is always a choice to accept the truth and make a change!! We have to!! For ourselves to be better examples, to prove you love yourself enough to take care of you, and for our children!! My hubby and I are totally into healthy and we started in our 30s..a little late…but it is never too late to accept the truth and make changes!! I don’t like obesity becoming “ok” in our nation..or food and lots of it..becoming a way of life! Change starts with us and it encourages others when they see results!! Love your blog!! 🙂

  2. Joyce Cherrier says:

    You’re right, it’s never too late! and there’s always some new truth to learn it seems. I know that’s true for me. Thanks Francis! Love yours too! 🙂

  3. Truth: a fact that has been verified.

    MANY times I’d wished I had the truth instead of the unconditional “encouragement and support”. It would have saved me a lot of time and tears! LOL

    The truth CAN set you free! Take the facts, apply, absorb, repeat. It didn’t take a day to get to where you are and it’s not going to take a day to get where you want to be. Change your mind, change your manner. You ARE what you eat; that goes for all your daily fuel, mental, emotional, physical, spiritual. Fight the good fight!

    The longer we wait to get healthy, the longer it will take! 🙂

  4. A couple of statements I live by came to my mind again as I read your great post.
    1. I can’t change what I don’t acknowledge.
    2. The nature of deception is I don’t know I’m deceived.

    I need others to speak truth to me, otherwise there’s a great chance I’m going to miss it, and keep on missing it! Once I’ve had truth handed to me, I either partner with it or not. The choice is mine. Knowing the truth gives me the opportunity to change my mind and head in a different direction. And as blogomomma pointed out, it can take as long as I let it. Once I’ve heard the truth though,knowing that truth positions me for freedom in that given area… no matter how long it takes – and that’s good news.

  5. Great comments via Francis & blogomomma already. Getting healthy is one of those things—you just DO IT. You have to make the decision, you have to want it. You can’t force it on anyone else.

    And it’s baby steps. If you try to do it all at once, you’ll trip and fall.

    Being healthy is a lifestyle.Sure, I treat myself sometimes, but….I know my body needs me to treat it well, especially if I want to set a good example for my children and if I want to be around for the long haul.

    Wonderful post!

  6. Joyce Cherrier says:

    Thanks so much for commenting Francis,Blogomomma,Colleen & Erin! Such great revelations. Each comment was so wonderful. They all were filled with nuggets of truth you could read everyday to remind yourself what you can achieve and what’s needed to get there. I actually learned a hard truth in the last 24hrs and when I checked my blog for comments I ended up reading and rereading all of your comments! Thank you for that!

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