A letter to my mom: save yourself
Mothers know best. That’s how the mantra goes anyways. But I’m concerned that you don’t recognize what’s best for you.
You tell yourself you’re fine. You’ll beat the odds. You don’t want to be another statistic—you won’t be. However the odds aren’t in your favor.
Parents are supposed care for their children. Though how can you look after your children when you can’t look after yourself?
I see what you consume on a daily basis. I’m aware of every piece of steak, slice of cheese and chocolate chip cookie that passes your lips. I’m neither blind nor ignorant. You don’t eat healthily. I wonder whether or not you understand the consequences of your actions.
It’s painful to listen to the truth. Yet somebody needs to say it and you need to be willing to listen for your own health.
You cannot continue the way you’ve been.
Cancer is real. Heart attacks are real. You can tell yourself you’re healthy, you’re different, it won’t be you. That doesn’t transform lies into truth.
Cancer is real. Heart attacks are real
Over 40% of Americans develop cancer and heart disease is the number one killer. The statistics say you have a high chance of contracting one or the other.
What happens when the day comes? When you feel shooting pains down your arms as you struggle to breath? Or when you recieve the tragic news from the oncologist? What do you expect me to do?
Most people sympathize with cancer patients or individuals who suffer from heart attacks. Most people. Unfortunately for you, that’s not me.
When that day comes I won’t say I told you so. I’ll give an ultimatum. You need to clean up your act or I won’t support you.
I won’t help you if you won’t help yourself. You need to implement changes in your life or I won’t be there at your side during difficult situations.
I cannot and will not watch you eat yourself to death.
I wish you would just change now. You’re unnecessarily putting yourself in a life-threatening situation in order wake up and alter your lifestyle.
The decision impacts numerous people. You. Your children. Your husband. Your siblings. Your friends. Your coworkers. Resisting healthy changes affects all of us.
Don’t you care? About yourself? Your family? Your friends? Your life?
Do you place more importance on eating junk food than your own life?
Would you rather DIE than eat healthily?
You can save your life. The power’s in your fork and knife.
Your daughter, Sara