I wonder how many people who have been successful in losing weight and changing their lifestyle to a healthier one now see people and food around them in a different way.
Since losing 50-odd kilos and changing my food choices from woeful to pretty darn healthy I now see and react to people around me differently.
Two years ago I'd have thought nothing of seeing one pot-bellied family member regularly wolfing down fatty and salty take-away food, followed with lots of white bread with lashings of margarine, and icecream dessert. Or another snacking on half a packet of tim-tams washed down with cups of highly sugared premixed chai tea or soft drink.
But now I provide a few subtle hints, such as declaring the fat content of four scoops of icecream, or reading out the combined kilojoules of ten tim-tams.When biscuits are offered to me I decline, saying something like, "No way, there's too much sugar and fat!".
It drives me nuts though when I'm helping a friend do their shopping and half of it comprises unnecessary, unhealthy crap. I sometimes suggest alternatives, but they "don't taste as good", so my suggestions go unheeded.
Now, unlike just a few years ago, everywhere I look I see an alarming ignorance of basic health choices, and it grates, because I care so much about those around me and the damage they may be doing to their future.
Among my family and friends I'm now one of the healthiest, thinnest people. But, I suspect, also a tremendous pain in the neck.