From Today for Tomorrow?

A Moment of Reflection
by Lilia M. Fiallo

Samantha remained in a state of lethargy, every day more, it seemed an immovable rock, eating without control everything she wanted and her anxiety, exacerbated in the days in which she worked at night. Since her work did not require exercise, she remained in an almost absolute still so her weight increased and her uniform at times seemed to have been shrunken.

Christmas time was going by as if it were one month more than oblivion, succumbing in the deepest of solitude, which colluded with her low self-esteem that gradually transform her in what it seemed to be a robot walking.

In another point of the planet was Janeth with the same problem. Rising early in the morning to arrive on time to the office, site where she remained sitting for 8 hours, taking short steps around until lunch time, time to continue resting, because in the workplace she did not moved, continuing until her workday was over.

Like an executioner the years go by and reflect the inexorable passage of time in human beings, becoming notorious the abandonment in humans with their long and decomposed hair, with a completely unattractive figure.

Usually when a person goes beyond his/her ideal weight he or she seems to have shrunk due to being overweight, in retrospect looking smaller. Not only that, their health deteriorates as well.

A very strong phrase I heard and that impressed me a lot was: “fat calls for more fat”.

Then, as the person eats, he or she is getting fatter and that fat is a mass that is growing, attracting more fat.

And it is that the ban causes more appetite, they say; and it is real because in the eyes of the vast majority of people, the cakes, the chocolate, the candies, the ice cream, the desserts and everything in a bakery and confectionery draws much attention.

It is like medicines; the vast majority of people don’t like medicines because they taste bad, but if they like liquor that also taste bad and at times burns their throat, but that does not matter.

It is the lack of understanding of human beings. We eat everything that harms us and we ask ourselves, why we are sick. Irrational beings on the other hand teach us to eat a well-balanced meal; for example, cows eat grass and always drink water. But someone said: “Anyways we will die!” Yes, it is true, but with life being so short, why not live it, healthy, calm and peaceful?

Not too long ago, in a TV program they talked about this subject which is very alarming and made reference, that if parents were overweight, they were not stopping to think about their children. They allowed the children without the slightest objection to ate any non-healthy food and presented a couple with their daughter of approximately seven years of age. Together the three of them weights amounted to 457 pounds, so the presenter said: “One does not get fat today for tomorrow”.

Incredibly, after so many years, on her 37th birthday, Samantha made the decision to stop eating junk food and by December of last year, she looked slim and healthy.

Janeth instead, after one and several diets, December surprised her eating all the delicacies of the season, promising that from January this year, she will put an end to that nothing healthy game.

Drinking water? I don´t like it! It is an antidote to hunger. A hot mug in the morning, with a little lemon juice is of great benefit to the body.

Some time ago I heard; two or three cups of hot water with lemon before each meal doesn’t allow us to be overweight, so hands to work and stay healthy!

Lilia M. Fiallo was born in Bogotá, Colombia, where, between tasks and free time, she found a place to write about subjects, somehow forgotten by others. With gold letters engraved in her memory, she began her working life, in the heart of the technical part, of the air traffic control of her native country. In the midst of aeronautical phraseology and codes, the world of aviation gave her one of the highest experiences, because of the precision required by this craft, where a single mistake could cost many lives. It is there, where in her concern to communicate her ideas, she begins to write with dedication, themes a little relegated by society, the Church and the State. Discovering a truth that nobody wants to talk about, but much more real and every day, than it seems. It is thus, as it appears, her first work, “Parir por parir”. You can find her book for sale in Amazon.

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