I Have to Ask "WHY??:"
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Yesterday was kind of a debacle. While I did come in under my calorie goal, my ratios of carbs/fat/protein were a mess. Part of my problem was that my daughter and I went out for brunch....and I had a Perikins egg white omelet and I couldn't find the nutritional info for the specific dish that I had. And I didn't eat "dinner" until 8:00 PM and that was a bowl of cereal.
But I find myself today wanting to write about something other than my food successes or failures. I have to ask myself WHY I want to lose weight. And there are several reasons...
Like: so I don't want to throw up when I look in a mirror.
And so that my poor arthritic feet would not be carrying such a burden (and knees and hips) and maybe that would alleviate some of the pain that is keeping me stuck at home watching life go by from my recliner or wheelchair. Now, I have a severe case of a serious disease and I know that losing a bunch of weight will not make that go away. And please don't reply and tell me that it will....even if there was no further development of damage to my joints, there is sufficient damage already that cannot be reversed, to keep me quite disabled Not trying to squash your optimism or encouragement but I need to be realistic and have a proper assessment of my abilities physically.
Why else lose weight? Well clothes would fit better and look better on me. But at the same time, I have some nice clothes that are fitting me now that I would hate to not be able to wear anymore but that is not a sufficient reason to keep me from losing weight. It is true though that, no matter how nice the clothes are...they still are just adorning a fat body. And there are plenty of nice clothes that are smaller to be worn and enjoyed.
I would be able to breathe better. i have really bad asthma and get short of breath even walking from one room to another.
There would be a sense of accomplishment--and there are not many things these days that bring satisfaction.
But I have that devil on my shoulder that says, "You are stuck at home and rarely go anywhere, what does it matter what you look like or weigh? To that, I would answer that I would enjoy looking better for my own benefit alone.
Also I am a believer and follower of Jesus and I know that the Bible advocates "moderation in all things"---and self control is a quality that has value of its own. The Bible speaks quite definitely about the sins of greed and gluttony. To me, THAT reason is the game changer. It is the one reason that outshines all the others.
Thanks for stopping by and reading.