Earlier this week I signed up for the bone marrow registry – there was a free enrollment drive at work & my coworker convinced the youngster & I to sign up (she’s already on the list).
As we walked into the registry area, I glanced at the weight chart – if you weigh too much, you can’t be on the registry. So last year at this time, I would have been too heavy – I wouldn’t have been able to join the registry. The top weight they could accept for my height was 233 pounds and I was 5 pounds over that limit. They look at BMI & you have to be under a 40 BMI (basically, not morbidly obese) to be able to join.
I was feeling ruminative earlier today about this whole thing – how my weight kept me from doing things even when I didn’t think it did. But whatever.
There are a lot of things I wouldn’t have done a year ago. There are a lot of things I couldn’t have done a year ago. The fact is that I’m changing my life. I’m going to be healthy. I have more self confidence now, I look in the mirror and think I look better. I look at pictures of me 40 pounds ago and can’t believe that was me. I believe in myself a little more. I feel like being able to conquer the fat means that I can conquer just about anything. It’s kind of weird.
Somebody make sure to slap me if I get to be too annoying with this stuff. :)