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This is what is posted on a billboard in Chicago area.
"Obesity is a decision, NOT a disease"
I know the first thing someone is going to say is "I have a medical condition.......etc" but think about it... does every single person that is overweight or obese have a medical condition that CAUSED them to get that way, or PREVENTS them from doing anything about it. NO!
SO i ASK YOU, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS STATEMENT. IS OR CAN OBESITY BE A DECISION AND NOT A DISEASE? DOES IT START AS A DECISION AND BECOME A DISEASE WHEN YOU DECIDE TO DO NOTHING ABOUT IT? AT WHAT POINT, IF ANY, DOES IT CROSS FROM A DECISION TO A DISEASE?
Honestly, myself, it was a decision, one I didnt really realize I had made until It was too late. But in the last year I have lost 60lbs and am still going. I have another 45 to go. But, my excuse is not medical, I am and was perfectly healthy, except I made poor decisions with food choice and lack of proper exercise. Yes I ate healthy Items and yes I exercised, but when the bad outweigh the good, thats a Decision I made. I'm no longer considered obese, Im now only considered over weight. (there IS a difference between the two) But that too, was a decision, I decided to do something about it!