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The cusp of overweight

Monday, February 03, 2014

I checked out my BMI again today. I don't sweat this stuff, and in one sense just as well because I have been morbidly obese for many years.
What did this mean? Well, I got used to the discomfort. Like the frog in the pot heating on a stove, little by little moving got to be more of a struggle, and staying still more of an attractive option. My life became imperceptibly more and more limited. All the things I enjoyed, barring reading, became more difficult. And I spent a lot of time in the house, and in my favorite chair. And... The kitchen.

I was remarking to my niece yesterday, fat seems to have its own force field.

Anyway, I have lost a lot of fat. A lot! And I am still obese. Not morbidly obese, and, Sparkers, just a couple of kilos from overweight.
When I get to overweight, I am going to be pleased. Really pleased! And then, by May, I reckon to be at a healthy BMI.

Thinking of this, the first time I was assessed as overweight has come back to me. I had suffered an injury that proved to be life altering. It was very difficult to recover and I still suffer from the many effects. I hadn't really seen the weight as one of the effects, but just writing this I understand it certainly was.

Anyway, the jock at the rehab gym with the fat calipers didn't know or care about that. He said, now I think, with some surprise, 'you're overweight!' you need to lose... Can't remember how much, but only a few kilos, I was just on the cusp of overweight.
I was annoyed. With him. And I thought, not the weight thing again! I've had enough of that! I'm not going to bother with that now, I've got other things to worry about.
Oh, Sparkers, if only! If only I had known better, if only he had been more encouraging and motivating. If only he had said, 'Not to worry, we'll soon sort that out.' If only someone had said, 'This injury is going to slow you down, you need to plan to maintain your fitness, it will really help your recovery. Here's how we're going to do it.' But noone did, and nor did I.

Anyway, a lot of learning later, I am on the cusp of overweight again. Soon I will be heading down to that other cusp, where I was in 1992.
And then...Yay for Fifi!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WHYNOTJ1 2/4/2014 11:32AM

    Keep up the great work!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/3/2014 9:51PM

  emoticon That's a great accomplishment. Keep pushing (and I KNOW you will!)

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    Can't cry over spilt milk or gained fat. Simply get to it and get it done.

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MOTLEM 2/3/2014 7:53PM

    You have travelled far, girlfriend! emoticon
I'm right behind you, cheering you on all the way!! emoticon emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 2/3/2014 3:48PM

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SUZIPAM1 2/3/2014 2:38PM

    absolutely YAY for FIFI

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    I am not waiting..,YEA FOR FIFI!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RACEWELLWON 2/3/2014 2:07PM

    Wow - what a jerk he was ! You are incredible emoticon Fifi a you have pulled through the injury and have endured the humiliation from a not so smart individual - Prisoners of our own self worth ! But you have risen above all of that and are a huge source of encouragement to me and many - Hugs K emoticon

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JAYDEE1211 2/3/2014 1:53PM

    Yay for you! You are doing an amazing job and I admire your determination.

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DOGLADY13 2/3/2014 1:45PM

    wo0T! Congratulations! It's such a good feeling to hit the milestones even if we don't give them much credence overall. You are doing great. Such an inspiration!

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