Anyway, I gathered up my wash day load of laundry. I usually take a large towel and put everything on it, gather up the corners and lug it down the stairs. There are only two of us, so I usually don't have tons to do, But this day the load was quite large and heavy. So I gathered it up in the towel and started walking toward the stairs.
As I'm holding the laundry in front of me, it reminded me that my stomach used to be big, really big! It hung out there quite a ways. Not as big as all of this laundry stuffed into the towel, but it was pretty big!
I remembered how hard it was to move that big ole stomach around, especially while laying down. If I was on my side and wanted to move to my other side, it was like half of my body started to roll and then I had to pull my stomach over to get it to the other side. UGH!!!
As I picked the laundry up, I actually yelled out an umph, as it was big, heavy and awkward. I wondered how much it weighed. So I lugged it back to the bathroom and got on the scale. I was thinking it probably weighed 50 pounds or more. It was heavy!
When the digital numbers finally appeared, I could not believe how much this load of laundry weighed, so I jumped off the scale and tried again.
Do you know that it only weighed 20 pounds. This huge load felt like it weighed twice as much and it was really awkward to drag around.
To think, I've lost 2 of those loads and I have 4+ loads to go!
It took an ordinary thing to show me how big, awkward and heavy this fat is to lug around. I really needed to see what 20 pounds of something looks like. I am glad to be rid of the 46 pounds I lost so far.
Now I have a weekly reminder of how cumbersome, awkward and heavy extra weight is and a great reminder that fat is hard on the body and not easy to carry around.
I'm glad I've made the decision to get fit and lose this weight. How about you?