Monday, January 16, 2017
Oh I know just how he feels
Weight, I have been struggling with it since I was a teenager. It is complicated to need to eat to live, when it is so easy to live to eat. I have established a new habit, I am doing 30+ minutes on the treadmill or elliptical trainer six days per week. I have been doing this since mid November. I have dropped a couple of pounds - though I admit I am not a scale watcher. The first thing I have noticed is that my fingers are thinner. Of all the places to lose weight first, it is my fingers. My father always had long bony fingers, I know where I get them from. They are a proud badge of my heritage.
There are things I would like to improve about my shape. I have been prettier in my life. But more important I want to be able to move freely. Now think about it, the HUGE seal above, swims and moves about freely, he/she has propelled them self up onto that rock. You don't have to have a 30 inch waist to move well.
On this count I am winning. I can walk for loner periods of time without pain. I can climb a couple of flights of stairs without being winded. I still fatigue, by back tells me when I need to take a break and relax. But I am stronger than I was last year, and last year was better than the year before. I can recall in the darkest days, telling a doctor that I would be happy to maintain what I had and not lose anymore. I have gone beyond that I regained a lot. Little by little, an hour a day, I will continue to gain as long as I can.
What have your done this week - to gain something that is important to you?