Monday, April 08, 2013
My friendenemy - My chair
I have a love-hate relationship with my big comfy chair.
My chair was a safe place, a place to hide, a place of security, a place were I didn't think about my weight.
It was about the only place my family would see me. I would have my family do for me, because I was comfortable in my chair. I would say my knees hurt can you do this for me. I don't feel well can you do this for me. I just got comfortable can you......can you.....can you
Every time I enter the living room that chair would beckoned me. Come .... sit, be comfortable. Put your feet up. Stay with me. I am your only friend you need me.
It would say: Don't go for that walk. Don't go out, don't walk the dog, don't clean the kitchen now. Don't don't don't.
I use to love to sit in that chair for hours watching TV, playing games on my lap top and snacking, never getting up to do much more than to grab another snack.
I have given up listening to my chair.
As I started to lose the weight I vowed to get more active and get away from my chair.
It was slowly at first. I would get up during the commercials and walk into another room that was not the kitchen.
I started taking more time cleaning and doing laundry. I started going window shopping with friend and family, anything just to get up and get out of that chair.
I actually get up and walk outside with out saying things like "it's to hot or it's to cold out" to go out.
My dog is happier and healthier because she also gets to go for a real walk, not just to have to front door opened and let out to pee and come back in.
My family is happier because they see me up and around and not just giving up and accepting my weight.
I don't keep the TV on all the time now. I play music and dance to the music when I am home and putzing around the house. I can always find something to do beside sit in that chair.
Now my chair is a treat.
It is nice that it always welcomes me when I do need it and I can enjoy it after a long day of walking doing and going with a nice cup of coffee or tea and not a large piece of cake or cookies.
My chair is now my friend and no longer my enemy.