The hardest part is figuring out that you have a problem. The next is figuring out what the true nature of the problem is, to begin with.
A significant aspect of my life is that I’m fat. I have not hidden that fact. I may not look it, but I’m overweight. Some would call obese.
In trying to solve any problem, the first thing to do is to figure out what the problem is. Without a clear picture of what is wrong, then it is impossible to fix anything.
This is true no matter what it is that is broken. Whether it is a problem with a relationship, a car, the house or whatever. If the vehicle makes a noise that it shouldn’t, then it needs to be fixed. But. Is it the alternator? The pistons? The Clutch? Where is the noise coming from? What is the real problem?
That is like working on my novels or in this case, my weight.
What is the problem? Is it that I’m “big-boned?” Or is it genetic and I have no control over it? No. I call bullshit to those excuses.
I have to be real and call it as it is.
I’m fat cause I eat too much, too often. Period.
It isn’t the fact that I sit on a chair all day hacking at the keyboard with my ten digits. It isn’t the fact that I like pop too much and can’t enough of it.
I’m fat because I overeat food; I’m a glutton. I have a sedentary lifestyle.
Am I ashamed that I overeat? Perhaps.
It is one of the risks of my profession. The danger is that I’m going to get fat and that my weight will be what gives me future health issues.
So this brings me anxiety.
But how do I fix this problem?
Now that I know what the problem is, what do I do now?
My simple solution is to stop eating. My wife tells me that my statement is incomplete. She tells me that I have to “stop eating so much.”
I don’t know if this is going to work or not. It is hard as it is against my bad habits. I’m a glutton after all. I didn’t become a glutton cause I hate eating.
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