Do I choose LIFE or a slow miserable decline to death via a poor quality of living
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Drastic, I know, but that's really the question. We all know the facts: Obesity kills. I could qoute #s and ways obesity can kill you, take your pick: cancer, stroke, diabetes.... The research is overwhelming. The more overweight, the faster the track to death. We know the more the weight the more miserable we are in our bodies. When I'm carrying extra pounds a hike up a steep hill doesn't sound like a fun challenge but rather a risky affair that may not end well (panting - chest pains, a fall, pain, or not being able to return due to fatigue). When I'm carrying extra weight I'm less motivated to do anything that requires effort from my body. My quality of life is definitly decreased. I feel lousy physically and emotionally. I have many more ailments. It's really a choice. Was that bag of doritoes in front of the tv really worth it? As I ate it last night, almost in difiance, very conscious of my choice, I wondered if it was a subconscious suicidal act. I'm not suicidal, I love my life on so many fronts. My weight and how it makes me feel miserable - I'm not so happy about that. So I made a sign that says the above title. Then I made sticky notes in strategic places that say choose life. We'll see how that works. I'm off for a walk.