About Fogdog's Weight Loss

Don't Focus on the Goal...

If you've followed this blog you know that I've struggled for many years with improving my health. I've finally reached a point where I've managed to maintain a small amount of success. Now it's time to take the next step, but I believe it requires a new way of thinking.

Instead of trying to get healthy, why not shift focus toward learning how to build healthy habits instead. Follow me as I try to teach myself how to Engineer healthy habits that will allow me to take my health to the next level. Let's see where this experiment goes!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Day #15 - Being Fat Makes It Tough

At 6PM I sat down and took satisfaction knowing that I haven't worked this hard on a weekend since we moved here in July.  I got everything done except for the electrical.  Since it will only take about an hour I'm just going to leave it until next weekend when we put up stencils, decorate and completely finish the room (I'll post pics next weekend)

While I was painting I was think just how hard it is to paint when you weigh almost 350 pounds.  Bending over, stepping up on a step over and over; it takes a lot out of you when you have all this extra weight.  After 3 days of performing moderate manual labor and I'm beat.  If I had a manual labor job I would be toast!  Or would I?  There are plenty of overweight people with blue collar jobs, would I be able to adapt somehow.  I remember when I was in college I worked my summers at a lumber mill sorting 2 x 4's all day long.  The first week was tough but then I adapted and it wasn't such a big deal.

That's the nice thing about painting; it gives you time to think about things.  I started thinking about all the other things that should be easy, but are tough because I weigh close to 350 pounds.  For instance, it's a struggle for me just to get shoes on and get them tied.  Going up and down stairs is no picnic anymore and getting into a car requires a little extra effort.

As I travel on my new path, I'm trying to be more aware of my present state.  It's important to recognize those struggles we face every day; we tend to adapt and then these struggles just become part of our everyday life.  When  they become part of our everyday life, they become acceptable.  That's not something I want.

-Stay Strong!

1 comment:

  1. Great post. I hadn't thought about this until you just put it in words. I made a lot of adjustments to make fat my normal and acceptable. No more!