DEAR CONCERNED NEIGHBOR...take a moment to see his perspective...
For those of you on my FB page, you know I have been on my weight loss journey for longer than I'd care to admit. However, I was SADDENED and OUTRAGED when I saw this earlier. I am sad for this neighbor who clearly thinks that this man who according to the post has lost 80 pounds before this letter was received.
I was outraged because clearly this man has made himself a priority and is working on taking back his health. Kudos to him and his weight loss efforts! It sounds as if he is well on his way to taking back his life. I am proud for him and of him for his efforts.
To the neighbor that wrote this mean spirited letter, you may never have had a weight problem or financial problems, etc., but I am sure there is something that you have struggled with. I suspect that you have had a child, mother, cousin, father, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, best friend, or even adopted family that may have had a weight loss problem. To truly solve this problem, it is a struggle and for many it is an addiction to food just like people are addicted to drugs or alcohol. I know this struggle can be hard to imagine if you have never fought this battle yourself. You spew your cruelty like venom and I know I don’t have to wish for karma to come back to you because the Bible clearly says that you will reap what you sow.
I sincerely hope that this man continues on his weight loss journey and regains his health. I hope that he continues to run outside, if that is the exercise that he chooses to pursue. And when you see him running, don’t watch if you don’t want to see him getting stronger and taking back his life. He is AMAZING and strong and courageous to embark upon this journey at all. To see what he has accomplished so far, I applaud him for his efforts! Keep moving forward!