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He Told Me Three Times I Was Morbidly Obese. – The Get Fit Gang

The Get Fit Gang

and he is still breathing.

Something I have resisted talking about in my writing is my weight. Yes, I am overweight. The last time I was the ideal weight for my height, I was five.

You are allowed to laugh, like many people, I use humour to hide any self-esteem issues.

Morbidly Obese

For those that read my writing, you will know I have had a few health problems. One of my main symptoms is severe back pain. Right at the bottom of the spin. Enough was enough, I took myself to the doctor.

The doctor did a minimal examination, he asked where it hurt and made me stand up. Yes, that was it. Then he asked the question many of us dread, can you get on the scales?

I tried leaning to one side, it didn’t work.

He then asked how tall I was, he wouldn’t believe I was 7ft so I had to tell the truth. More tapping on his computer commenced. Then he uttered the words I was dreading, you are morbidly obese.

Ok, so what about my bad back. That’s because I am morbidly obese. He said it again. At my old age, I’m 44, my body can no longer cope with the excess weight because I am morbidly obese. Wow, three times in two minutes.

The conversation went on a couple more minutes and I left. No pain killers or help for my back, unless you count the diet advice.

Then I read an amazing piece by Jason Weiland. If you haven’t read his stuff check him out. I love his honest approach to everything. He is a true inspiration.

The Bottom Line

Is that I need to lose weight and get fit, I have known it for a while. I have a two-year-old and a baby on the way. I have to be the best version of me, for them.

A Crazy Idea

When I thought about losing weight, I wondered if a publication dedicated to getting fit would work. My thinking is that it would give me the accountability to stay on track.

Don’t panic, I’m not thinking of a Bridget Jones style diary. A publication that plots our progress and gives advice from those that struggle.

A journey with real people, not fitness gurus.

So if you have ever wanted to get fitter or been successful in this area, then give us a follow.

If you have a story to tell then comment below and I will add you as a writer/editor. This isn’t just my publication, I want it to be a community project.


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