One of the things I notice most about people who lose weight is how it changes their attitude. People become more confident, positive, happy, helpful and energetic. I didn’t really know just how much weight affected people until I experienced living with an overweight husband.
When Steve gained the weight for the TV show (Fit To Fat To Fit on A&E), he became a different person. He was constantly complaining. He was always fatigued and had no energy to do normal daily activities. Even fun stuff became a chore. Shute! Even tying his shoes became a chore.
That’s when I really began to understand how fat can get in the way of so much more than just your health. I realized his weight was keeping him from being the husband he wanted to be, the trainer he wanted to be and the person God called him to be.
While I’m happy to say that he is no longer that person and he is back to his fit energetic self, it was a very good experience for me to better understand how people’s weight affects more than their waistline. Even thought I knew Steve loved me, he had a hard time demonstrating his love to me because of his weight. Whether he preferred to stay home because he was ashamed of the way he looked, or because he was just too tired and lazy to do anything, his weight changed how he lived life.
I encourage you to think about how your weight is really weighing you down. Can you really be the man or woman God called you to be with extra baggage? Can you be your best if you don’t feel your best? Are you putting your future at risk by allowing your weight to hold you back from your fullest potential?
Being overweight isn’t just about they way you look, it is about so much more. Decide this year to be the best you you can be, including the best weight you can be too.