In 2014, I’m going to stop caring about being overweight.
I’d like to be thin for the same reasons I outlined in my 2011 post when I kicked off my successful 50-lb weight loss program. The weight loss was gratifying, but it reminded me of something I’ve learned about in my professional life called the 9x problem. At 50 pounds down, I was feeling better, but my life was definitely not 9x better. For all the effort and obsession I put into losing weight, I started questioning why I was doing it.
Recall, I am not unhealthy. Blood pressure always normal, no signs of diabetes or history in the family, no heart problems, etc. I just checked my year-end records, and I did not go to the doctor once this year for any health-related issue. I’m in that 30% class of people obese, but metabolically healthy. I know that just irritates everyone, but that’s the way it is. Obviously, if something cropped up where my health was affected, I’d address the issue.
At 54 years old, I’m pretty sure my body has decided it wants to stay this way. So, this blog will lie dormant until sometime (maybe, maybe not) I get motivated to “get back on the horse.”