We sometimes need a wakeup call
Friday, December 07, 2018
It is funny how sometimes, we think we can get away with being a bit (lot) to fat. I mean, there is no real problem right? I walk 1 km each morning going to work and the same coming back.
Yes I should lose at least 70 pounds but I don't feel it would change my life so much.
I'm doing fine.
Then, somebody you care about get's sick, I mean real sick. She get's in the hospital with a perforated bowel and gets so many complications mostly due to her weight. You realise how bad a situation can be made because of weight.
You start thinking that people who have problems because of their weight are lucky because they suffer from it and that would make it easier for them to lose the weight. No?
I mean there is so much for them to gain! there is no reason for them not to succeed! right?
Well once you start really think about it you realise you were soooo wrong. All of if is false.
I am not fine. I just managed to get used to being overweight and dismissed all the little symptoms by putting them on the fact that I am aging. being past 50 it is normal to:
- not being able to walk as fast
- having pain in my feet
- having a hard time bending over
- having a hard time getting down on the floor to do things.
Aren't all of those things a side effect of getting older?
then I remember going with my grandfather for a walk. He walked fast and steady. after a while I had a hard time keeping up with him. He was 90yrs old I was 15. He was way older than I am right now. Yet he could keep walking for miles. I even remember him jumping from one foot to the other swinging his arms hard to "get the circulation running" has he would say.
How did I get older than him 40 years faster? There is no magic to it. He was never fat. He walked at least 5 miles each day rain snow or shine.
So there is a way. I just need to get to it.
So here I am for the n'th time and I will stay here for ever to make sure I never go back to where I was 2 weeks ago. the fatest ever 275 pounds.
So more motivated than I ever was, I have started taking care of myself.