There are a lot of things I wish I could do, but I can't do because of my weight. I wish I could run further and faster. I wish I could get down on the floor and play with my daughter more easily. I wish girls thought I was hot (or at least acceptably cute).
But the thing I most want to do is stand.
I can't stand still for more than a few minutes without being in serious pain. I can walk for a couple of miles with no problems. I just can't stand still.
Because of that, I am miserable at any event without chairs. I won't even attend certain concerts and parties when I know the venue won't have any place to sit. If I do go, I know I'll be in pain the whole time.
This isn't a problem every fat person has. My issue is a little more serious because of arthritis in my right hip. It's mild and it's manageable, but it is a nuisance when I'm on my feet too long.
It's also the result of my weight. My doctor has said in no uncertain terms that I could easily lessen and even reverse the progress of the arthritis by losing about a hundred pounds.
So, just in case I needed another reason to stick with this...
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Last week, I averaged about 2800 calories per day, and I walked about 20,000 steps. I lost 0.8 pounds.