I walk across the parking lot and I take the stairs four times per day, every weekday. I also walk a 15 minute mile at least 3 times per week at lunch time. I jump up when I can sit down and I carry my own groceries so that I can have the experience of lifting. If that weren’t enough I also have a set of stretches that I do every week day morning to keep my back and knee from getting stiff and sore.
The expectation that I have is that all of this effort will give me a slender body. It does not. Eating right does not equal a slender body. Living healthy and actively does not equal a slender body. I have a couple of things working against me: I have bradycardia = slow heartbeat = slow metabolism. My heart does not need treatment; it is at least partially a side effect of my hypothyroidism, but there it is, the kiss of death to an “easy” diet.
Back to entitlement, healthy eating does not equal slender body, actively living does not equal slender body. Slender body is eating less than actively using, that is the only equation that exists. I can feel sorry for myself because my metabolism makes me work harder than other people, I can believe that the physical universe is unjust to me and none of that matters to this reality.
Slender body = eating less than my body uses. Now that’s an equation.