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? 


  1. I just wrote a blog post, as you have here, to help me move up and on to better things.

  2. oh you look NOTHING like that!

    I have embraced my fat ass; it's who I am and I ain't changing it for NO ONE!

  3. I am trying to stay regular in some of my New Year resolutions to make me feel less of a wimp at failure.