Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Being Healthy and Leaner Is a Good Thing

It is just a couple of days before the "go live" onto the new system, but I wanted to take a quick moment to talk about something serious- being overweight.

The last five months have been very tough on me, and in the last few months, my gym attendance has dwindled. I still get up in the morning and do some cardio, but my weight lifting has been completely non-existent. Add the fact that I am eating poorly to the mix, and I am at the highest weight I have been at for almost ten years. I am fat and I am unhappy. Let me tell you why.

When I gain weight, it really accumulates around my stomach. That makes it harder to get a good, clean breath, and it has caused me to start snoring. Some nights I breath so laboriously that it has really upset Jim. All that fat around my organs isn't good for my heart either.

Since I am in my 40's losing weight means loose skin and more wrinkles. My skin has lost some of it's elasticity, so when I lose the weight, it will look like crap under my clothes.

Add in a higher risk of diabetes, heart attack, and high blood pressure to the mix, and I can't find a single good thing to say about being heavy.

That is why I am going to go on a diet tomorrow. My friend Rick works at a Fitness place and they are sponsoring a lower pressure contest. It isn't on the scary workout level of the contest I have done in the past, but it is still a challenge. That means no more candy and that means that after "go live" I will be back in the gym at night.

I don't care what the naysayers have to say about this. Being overweight sucks. It makes me look and feel like crap and it completely saps my energy. I defy anyone out there to tell me what is great about being heavy- there just isn't any reason.

Cross your fingers for me that I can get my work stuff done and get back on track. It is about time!

5 comments:

Nick said...

Good luck to you, kinda in the same boat.

Sea_of_Green said...

Being overweight DOES suck. Starting a diet and exercise regime during the holiday season is usually pretty tough going, but I know people who have succeeded in getting back in shape in spite of it. Hang in there, and good luck!

Swinebread said...

All the best! I know you can do it!

Eaglewing said...

Defy? um...ok...heaviness makes gravity work less on individual objects so that it doesn't over produce and pull the sun into a fiery gravitational atmospheric meltdown!

Ok, I got nothing. Good luck with the renewed approach to getting back on track!

Carl said...

I can't imagine you being fat. Think of it as a temporary shifting of the battlelines and you are going to push the enemy back over the hill. I am down to 264 and am not going back. I walk and walk and lift items all day. I am often stunned that a lot of people at my job gasp and show surprise when as big as I am can lift a lot of things heavy to them. Oh yes, there's some new floor guys from the Phillipines. One of them calls me Superman. Of course, it helps that he is around 5'4" or so. Good luck, never surrender, never give up!