Originally Posted by PatLib
I think a lot of this depends on how you view the word "excuse."
Yes, the word excuse is a hot button. It connotes laziness and unwillingness to do anything about your present situation. We all have our own motivations for wanting to be healthy and clearly her motivation is primarily to be a motivation figure, possibly make money in the health industry etc. So she really really really has no excuse not to do her best. I bet though that she does not have an eating disorder. And I just don't listen to people that don't understand eating disorders.
When people find excuses for not making their health a priority I try not to judge them although I disagree with them wholeheartedly! Because I know that when I surround myself with excuses it's because I'm feeling scared, frustrated, alone and overwhelmed. And that's nothing to be scoffed at! I don't need motivation, I need a helping hand.