Monday, February 2, 2015

I Just Want To Stand On My Own Two Feet

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.

I have lost 35.2 pounds total (in 119 days).

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