just because someone is larger than you think they should be doesnt make them unhealthy
Your opinion of someone’s weight is irrelevant. Their health is known by their doctor and they are the only ones who should influence someone’s decision to lose weight if their health is effected by it
Studies show that being underweight is more harmful than being overweight
“When compared to patients who were a “normal” bmi (between 18.5 and 25.9)...
Underweight patients of all ages (those with a BMI of 18.5 or under) were found to face a 1.8 times greater risk for dying
Obese patients (BMI between 30 and 34.9) face a 1.2 greater risk for dying
Severely obese patients (BMI of 35 or more) faced a 1.3 times greater risk.”
Additionally, a 2010 Canadian study showed that the lowest mortality is in the BMI 25-30 range even for 25-59 year olds
Just to clarify, all of the studies above arent there to encourage people to be overweight. They are there to show you that being overweight isnt always bad for health and that it can actually be healthier than being the glamourised underweight bmi. Being a healthy weight is still ideal for most but if your body is genuinely healthy then that’s cool
It still amazes me every single day to be completely honest here on how I found a way out of my daily routine and relationship with heroin and prescritpion medication. For so many years it was the only way I knew how to “cope” with myself and life. None of this happened over night it required many interventions from loved ones over the year and several natural consequences of the lifestyle. From what I can remember it involved some of the following 12 month residential treatment facility, medical detox, 2 years of probation, 6 felon convictions, 3 minor convictions, 12 months in jail, countless relationships ruined, being deported from the United States, 100’s of self- help groups, kicked out of college and my parents house. Finally I committed to giving a different way of life a try. For once in my life I said “lets sort of see what happens if I don’t quit when it gets tough, when I want to, or when I feel hopeless about my situation.” I always knew I could do sometime more meaningful with my life but lacked any sort of confidence due to my track record and 0 self-esteem. So my short message out there to anyone struggling in recovery or actively using is that it does get better, we do get better and your perspective on life will change. At least mine did. Thanks again everyone for the support around here and keep up the great work. ❤️- on a sidenote I’ve been very lucky to be part of @yoursoberbuddy which offers and amazing free tool for those of us in recovery or working towards it. You can get signed up by clicking the link in my bio and I would love for you to check it out! ❤️🔥
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I hope you are doing the best you can given the current state of things. Be sure to reach out to your strong friends, your recovery friends, and those still struggling. Much love as always Brad! Never forget though going back to our old ways of life will not improve our current situations. At least that’s my story! What’s your? 👇
Trust that where you are right now is where you need to be. Have you given yourself the permission to be okay with that? Our world has been flipped around so it is important that we treat ourselves with gentleness and compassion. What does that look like for you? Use this week’s #FRIDAYPROMPT to come up with some ways to cultivate acceptance:
💭 What does freedom and forgiveness FEEL like in your life right now?
Please let the comment section below be a safe space zone to share your ideas and thoughts 👇🏽☁️
Hooked: The Unexpected Addicts team “lunch” (aka dinner). This is everyone apart from papa @mr_blandy who bring Hooked to your ears. You only see and hear @jadewye and I - it’s taken about a year to get a group pic, so here they are the people that have to put up with us two and @bbc5live finest. 🏆
It’s fair to say, we’ve all been thrown in at the deep end; Jade and I into the world of podcasts and the subsequent malarkey, but this poor lot have had a crash course in addiction, detoxes, rehabs, recovery and utter lunacy... I’d like to think they are as desensitised as we are now. 🥴
I’m so very grateful for these humans, the guests that share their lives with us and of course, everyone who listens and supports us... let’s keep carrying the message of recovery and end the stigma of addiction and recovery together. FORZA HOOKED. ❤️
I can guarantee you that the diagnosis is correct, no matter what day of the year. #aprilfools#recoverymemes #sobermemespic.twitter.com/ly0EfR549s
Have I mentioned my Be Good To You Podcast?
This year I’ve recorded the Taking Steps 2020 episodes once a month for each of the 12 Steps. These are a simplified explanation based on the experience, strength, and hope of this addict. Available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and others. Let me know if the link times out. .
This is for all you REAL/CHRONIC alcoholics and addicts out there that are new to recovery/sobriety:
Your best thinking and ideas landed you where you’re at! Most likely didn’t get here on a winning streak, actually probably had nowhere else to go...exhausted all other options. .
Your broke brain can’t fix itself, if it could it would have a long time ago! .
You’re not keeping yourself sober and you alone didn’t get all your “stuff” back.
Your God of your understanding/Higher Power is making all that possible for you. Whether you see or believe that or not!.
Better get busy and take some action spiritually in recovery and deflate that ego or all that “stuff” that you got back and is more important than your recovery you will lose.
What you put ahead of your recovery/sobriety and is more of a priority...you will lose.