OK, so I’ve never really had an opinion on Sarah, or the way she’s handled things. For the most part I think the Royal family gets far too much scrutiny and criticism from everyone – some members of the family more than others. I sat down to watch the documentary about Sarah tackling obesity with an open mind.
The programmes themselves were well put together – very matter-of-fact, no rose-tinted view of how hard things can be for the family in question (and many other families in the UK) and no apologies either. Sarah was amazing. She came across as such a caring person, someone who wears her heart on her sleeve and most of all as one very determined lady. Her desire to aid a family in changing their habits in favour of a healthy lifestyle (emphasis on lifestyle, not on diet) is something I really admire and something I identify with. Her strength of character, her ability to put others at ease and to put her own experiences into such a public forum deserve nothing but praise.
I hope that other families in similar situations are able to learn from what the Sargersons went through, and how they are now living their lives. The gym memberships, the cooking lessons, the weight loss club and all the other things discussed in the programmes are available across the country, not just in Hull…something I think few of us are aware of.
Food for thought…
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