100 lb. Club - Appreciate the fat




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midwife
01-07-2006, 05:47 PM
I was pondering the other day that I should actually appreciate the fat my body has accumulated through years of crappy diet and exercise choices. Through fat, my body is yelling to get my attention. I can't zip up this or squeeze into that, so I have to change. But there are other, more important reasons I have to change.

I can see the fat, but I can't see the plaques forming on my arteries that will give me a heart attack or stroke if I don't change.

I can see the fat, but I can't see the diverticulitis that will occur if I don't take better care of my intestines (sorry, but it's true).

I can see the fat, but I can't see my bones careening from osteopenia to osteoporosis if I don't start doing weight bearing exercise.

I can see the fat, but I can't see the little cells that want to form in my breasts or my colon that may someday turn into cancer.

The fat is a warning and one I can't ignore. I appreciate that my body makes me so aware of the damage I am doing. This is a head's up to make healthy food choices, move, work my heart and my muscles and pound on my bones.

I could be skinny but unhealthy, and then I would never have gotten the message.

Jen
ignore my ticker, it is weigh (haha) off


Monkeybabies
01-07-2006, 07:18 PM
Well, that is one way to look at the fat that I have not thought about. I agree...I can't imagine what is going on "behind" the scenes. Thanks for your thought provoking post!

Gardenwife
01-07-2006, 07:50 PM
That's really insightful, Jen - you made many good points.


midwife
01-08-2006, 12:20 AM
Just cause I appreciate it doesn't mean I don't want it gone! Totally on plan today with eats, exercise and water!
Jen