Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

For the last few days I’ve been fighting a cold. My throat hurts, my sinuses are throbbing, and all I really want to do is sleep. It’s been a long time since I’ve been sick like this, and I started thinking about this journey that I’ve embarked on. Yes, I want to lose weight, but there is so much more to this journey than that. One year ago I was probably sicker than I am now, hooked up to a nebulizer every four hours and making biweekly trips to the doctors office. I wasn’t paying much attention to what was going into my body, and it wasn’t until I came to the realization that I was slowly killing myself that I decided to make a change.

I know I’ve already told this story more than once, but while I was laying in bed feeling like junk today, I stumbled upon a documentary on Hulu.com called Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. It follows the journey of two men who are severely overweight and living with a rare auto-immune disease caused by being overweight. After watching it, I was reminded of what I’m doing this for. I want to be healthy. I want to be able to live a live that is free of restrictions and limits because of my size and health. How do I expect to get healthy? I’m not a doctor, but I know that by putting things into my body that are meant to go into my body, like fruits and vegetables, I am going to be able to lose weight and feel so much better for it. This documentary was something that I needed to watch, especially right now when everything hurts and all I really want to do is lie around and eat comfort foods. I’m making a change because the way I feel now, while I’m fighting this sickness, is how I used to feel every single day before I decided to make a change. I don’t want to feel trapped in my own body, and I’m going to do whatever it takes to live a life that is healthy and free.

Whether you’re overweight or not, I highly recommend going over to Hulu.com to watch this documentary, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, atΒ http://www.hulu.com/watch/289122. It doesn’t cost anything to watch it, and hopefully it will open your eyes to how important it is to take care of our bodies.

2 thoughts on “Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead

  1. That is so funny that I recommended this to you and you had just recently watched it! It gives me hope to think that we have a choice when it comes to our health, that it is not just some fate we have to accept.

    1. Well I guess that just goes to show that great minds really do think alike πŸ™‚
      It is so inspiring to see someone else who was able to overcome such a serious health problem by simply changing their diet. I am thankful for the medical treatment we have access to, but the line has got to be drawn somewhere. I don’t want to live the rest of my life dependent on a bunch of medications and doctors, and if something as simple as changing what I eat can help with that than how crazy do I have to be to not give it a try?

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