So today I wanted to talk about some things that made it incredibly hard and even humiliating to be overweight. Things that people who are of normal weight and stature usually don’t have to deal with.
1. Self Image-This was always a tough one as I always felt that I looked terrible. At the same time, I always felt that I could keep up when playing sports with friends when in reality usually I couldn’t or barely could. I felt as though when I walked in a room the only thing people would notice was that I was the fat guy. I felt that in order to compensate for this I had to make jokes about it or put myself down. Well, although this may be funny, over time it really did eat away at my self-esteem.
2. Flying/Movies/Booths-Although these were never huge issues for me, I do remember at my highest weight having to ask for a seat belt extender and having a hard time fitting in seats at the movie theater and in a booth. Embarrassing yes, but a definite motivator for me now!
3. Athletics-This one was also a huge issue. I have always loved to play sports and do active things but over the last couple years I had gotten to the point where I could barely play a half-court basketball game much less an easy hike in Colorado. I remember going on a hike last summer where by the halfway point I felt like I was going to collapse. Now, I have gone hiking in quite a few places and have made it through just fine!
Anyways, these are three more motivators to keep me losing weight. I post this in the hopes that it keeps me motivated and just maybe helps you!
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