As I was running this morning…yes, RUNNING!...I realized something. Beyond the fact that I’ve missed it the last several months and that I enjoy doing it, I realized that when I run I don’t feel fat. Obese and morbidly obese people can walk for normal daily activities usually and sometimes even for exercise. When I started walking seriously three years ago I was considered super obese. (Not that I put much stock in the BMI chart, thanks to my friend and trainer, Brandice at www.fitnessinfusiononline.com) I ran two 5Ks when my weight was in the obese category. I’m still in that category and have 38 more pounds to lose before I'll be considered just overweight and not obese. (Please don’t do the math.) I know I don’t look like a fitness model when I’m running, but I feel thin.
I feel like a normal person. Let’s not analyze too deeply what I’m saying. I’m not saying that fat people are abnormal, just that I feel like I have no restrictions. I feel thin when I run, like I can do what average-size people can do. It’s been a v-e-r-y long time since I could say that. That’s all.