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Excuse me, Obesity? Could I have a word with you please?

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Excuse me, Obesity? Could I have a word with you please? Thanks.

As you probably know, I've had some issues with my tendonitis flaring up since my last run. I've been bewildered by the feelings of frustration and anger that have been rising up inside of me.

Why am I angry? Good question. I'm so glad you asked because I've been dying to say this for a couple days now.

I'm so angry at you, Obesity. I loathe you. I detest you. I'm angry that you have a stronghold in our country and in our world. I'm angry that I had so little respect for myself that I let you into my life and allowed you to take control. I'm angry that you are not being labeled correctly by our media as a disease. I hate that you are a killer. I truly believe you are linked to cancer. And I hate that cancer has hurt so many loved ones.

See, I don't just hate the physical effect that you bring (like my ankle issues or heart problems or diabetes, which destroys so many lives). I hate the emotional baggage you bring. I hate that you make us hate ourselves. I hate that we feel powerless against you. I hate that you bring hopelessness. You are evil.

You have tried to destroy me. And I finally woke up and decided that enough was enough. But you wouldn't just slide away quietly into the night. You had to have your vengeance and inflict injury upon me. You knew my sweet, little tiny ankle bone couldn't handle over 600 lbs of pressure while running. Thanks for the souvenir.

But, here's the deal. This is what's going to happen. I have two races to get through between now and October 20th. I am going to train cautiously and intelligently, using bike and swim to build my endurance if necessary. I'm not going to expect fast times or PRs on the next two races. I'm going to take it easy and finish, no matter how slow I am. I will no longer be a slave to you and give into fear and quit just because you're hanging around.

What's more...after these races are over, I have an entire winter to lose weight, heal, crosstrain and pretty much get you out of my life forever. And that is what I plan to do. So...you can flail around and give me your best shot for the next little while...but, rest assured, you are leaving soon. And I won't ever see you again once you're gone.

Even better...after you are gone from my life, I will make it one of my life's passions to drive you from every dear friend or family member's life that I come in contact with. I plan to do everything I can to disarm you and pretty much annihilate the fear and hopelessness that you spread over your victims.

You are going to be so sorry you messed with me.
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CHEFKATLEANER 9/14/2012 4:05PM

    So true! Great blog!

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COLETTEISGREAT 9/14/2012 3:49PM

    Best Blog Ever!!!

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DUMBBELLE84 9/14/2012 3:39PM

  Very well written. Great blog, Leah!

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THISTIMEMYWAY 9/14/2012 3:17PM

    Let's kick butt! emoticon

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JENN03275 9/14/2012 3:03PM

    You go girl and send it packing !!!!! emoticon

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PEGGYO 9/14/2012 2:59PM

    way to go!!!

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JUSTYNA7 9/14/2012 2:52PM

    This is war! I'm fighting it from my end too! We will win this battle for the next generation.

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ZENSTEPH 9/14/2012 2:49PM

    Oh, this is awesome! Thank you for writing so well what I feel.

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TYANDCARSMOM 9/14/2012 2:44PM

    Go get 'em!!!

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DR8561 9/14/2012 2:31PM

    I agree with you 100%. Obesity messed with my mind and life for most of my adult life. I wasted so much time and energy on the physical limitations, lack of confidence, and self-hatred that Obesity leaves in its wake. It IS the enemy and can't be gone soon enough for me. Great blog!
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ROSGETSSERIOUS 9/14/2012 2:27PM

    Woohoo - let's get obesity like it got us!! Spread the word... Great blog as usual!! Thanks
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1GODGIRL 9/14/2012 2:24PM

    emoticon obesity's butt!

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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 9/14/2012 2:15PM

    Great blog Leah. I know that you will follow through and spread the word to many as you are so inspirational. Keep sparking!

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NILLAPEPSI 9/14/2012 2:14PM

    Go get 'em!! emoticon

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AMARILYNH 9/14/2012 2:09PM

    You go!!!!! Its been about a year since I had an ah ha moment - of all the older people I know (I'm talking 80+ here - since I'm 64 myself you have to be over emoticon 80 for me to think of you as old) not ONE of them is seriously obese! Mostly they are quite slender. Look around at your circle of friends - see if the same thing is true. That tells us something my friend - what you said is exactly right - obesity KILLS!! That's why I love your attitude - we need to become passionate in helping our friends and families heal themselves!!

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MKELLY72 9/14/2012 1:49PM

    How cathartic it must have been to write this! With that kind of grit, you have everything it takes to stay the course and kick obesity to the curb. I love that you are looking beyond yourself to spread that kind of passion onto others as well.
Way to go!
Michelle

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KATHY_NATURELVR 9/14/2012 1:37PM

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LINDAKAY228 9/14/2012 1:37PM

    Awesome attitude!!!! You can do it!

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KBRADFORD88 9/14/2012 1:34PM

    We can move mountains! emoticon

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DIANNEMT 9/14/2012 1:32PM

    Good for you. Take care of that ankle.

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DONNA5281 9/14/2012 1:30PM

 

You know what you want to do, that's great!

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CBRINKLEY401 9/14/2012 1:29PM

    Good for you!! emoticon
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WORLDSERIES11 9/14/2012 1:29PM

    You go girl!!!! emoticon emoticon

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