The Blogilates & Honey Boo Boo “controversy”
I COMPLETELY AGREE 100% with BOTH of her posts!!
I WAS THAT CHILD!
My mother cooked for us SIX DAYS A WEEK. Not because she had to, but that’s how she showed her love for her family. Did my mother make the best choices for us?? NO! It wasn’t because she was fat. My mother was skinny her entire life, so she didn’t know any better!!
My mother didn’t know that fried foods and white carbs would start adding up over the years. She did the best she could with the information she had.
My becoming obese at the age of 10 was a difficult thing for her. She didn’t understand it. Her side of the family never had those problems.
The difference between my mom & Honey Boo boo’s mom? My mom TRIED to become educated. She took us all, herself, my sister & I to Weight Watchers so that SHE could learn a better way. She knew what she was doing wasn’t the best thing for her children so SHE FOUND A WAY to educate herself.
That’s what upsets me about this show. The mother doesn’t even try to understand the best way to feed her children.
We didn’t have a lot of money. We didn’t eat a TON of preserved/canned food & but we still had our fair share to save a dollar here & there. My mother DID cook almost every single night. If she had cooked a bit differently, would I have still been an obese child? Who knows. But it definitely would have given me a different relationship about food.
At age 19 I started working out.
At age 24/25 I FINALLY changed the way I ate to live a healthier lifestyle.
At age 31, do I still have an unhealthy relationship with food? Yes, yes I do. It will always be a struggle for me.
Education is key.
So don’t bash Cassey because she “doesn’t know” personally what it’s like
I KNOW AND I AGREE 100% WITH HER POST!
I WAS THAT CHILD!!!