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R&R... Day 6 (cont.)

Thursday, November 09, 2017

As always, I was happy to arrive home from my friend's house. In doing so, I threw on my workout clothes & did another 30 minutes of cardio... An absolute must after spending the majority of my day sitting around doing nothing but watching tv @ my friend's house.

About my friend...

We met about 20 years ago living in the same dorm building while at the university. Back then, she was relatively healthy & kept active by walking throughout the city & on campus.

Forward 20 years... My friend is a walking time bomb when it comes to her health. Her weight is now around 375 lbs. because she doesn't take care of herself. The majority of things she eats either come from a restaurant or is some form of junk food... She knows how to cook, but is too lazy to do so. She is borderline diabetic & has a thyroid problem... Because of her weight, she's unable to walk long distances, becomes winded easily / breathes heavily (suffers severe asthma), suffers from constant hot flashes, etc. She never exercises because she always over-heats... Has to have either a fan on or window / door open year round (we live in Wisconsin). It's gotten to the point where she needs to sleep w/ a c-pap machine.

She's still a really nice person, but it's depressing being around her knowing she doesn't take care of herself. My only problem is that she's discouraging whenever I talk about my effort to lose weight... She thinks I'm crazy to do so, not understanding my 'need' to be healthy & claims I'm wasting my time.

Thus, it's a subject I never bring up in conversation.

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    Your last sentence is the sol'n. She's not going to listen to you talk about getting healthy as she is not there, sadly. It does hurt to see people not care about themselves and suffer for it. But, there's nothing you can do about it. I am glad you take care of YOU!
    498 days ago
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