Why do I want to lose weight?
Thursday, July 11, 2013
A few weeks ago I hurt my knee. It had been giving me problems for a while but I generally ignored it. Finally, this was enough to send me to the doctor for some relief. It was a sobering reality to know that the reason I was there was because of "excess body mass" as the report had it worded. I couldn't argue. For a few years the thought of being pre-diabetic was in the back of my mind but not a big concern. Between my knee injury and the nagging idea of being pre-diabetic, I started thinking about the path that my life would start to take. It has really scared me. I'm not that person....but wait, if I don't make lifestyle changes, I AM that person.
Of course, I'd like to look better but more than that is feeling better. At this point I've lost 8 pounds. I'm 31 days into journaling. I have begun taking comfort in my daily journal and view it as a check and balance but also a friend.
It's sad to say that I've never been disciplined enough to take long-term control of weight issues. At 47 years old, it's about time.