Photo by Eric Brown. He's my son, so I don't need his permission. If he gives me any guff, I'll cut him out of my will. :=O
Don't allow your fat to stop you from living life to the fullest.
What are you waiting for?
Embrace who you are now because tomorrow may not come. Yes, a cliche, but very true.
Last year, I was about 35 pounds heavier than I am now (see above photo), but I'm not about to diss that person just because she was obese, for she had a lot going for her:
She was on a Fulbright, one of the most prestigious awards a professor or college instructor can receive, teaching Creative Writing and American Literature at the University of Skopje, in Macedonia. She simply decided that her fat was NOT going to be a stumbling block to her Fulbright year.Therefore, the above photo will never be displayed as a "before" picture; it will act as a reminder of very happy time in my life.
She was probably in the fittest shape ever, for she walked everywhere, including the two-mile walk to (and back from) her university. It was not uncommon for her to walk 12-16 miles a week--she still has the worn shoes to prove it!
She was generally happy, although she realized that she was eating the wrong foods and not enough of the right ones.So what?
Who's perfect? Raise your hand here!
I thought not...
Thick or thin, I will be the same person, filled with hopes, aspirations, frustrations, wild mood swings, and imperfections. As a slimmer person, I may healthier and wiser about food choices, but that's all.
In the greater scheme of things, it doesn't matter if you weigh 125 or 1,000 (or somewhere in between); it matters how you choose to live in the "now."
Oh, that reminds me; I need to restring that necklace that I'm wearing in the photo...