This summer, I very nearly ended this blog, as I was moving into the job I've held this year and I knew it would basically command my undivided attention. I kept the blog for one reason: my journey is not complete. Now that I'm entering a new phase of my career, it's an opportunity to reassess my priorities and achieve the goals of the Pounds Off Playoff.
I've had two "epiphanies" this week, in the wake of not getting a job I put my all into as interim. The first was stumbling on the following logic: Hypothetically, would I give up a portion of my salary to weigh less and be healthier? The answer is an unequivocal yes. So maybe it's a blessing in disguise that I have time to work on my weight before getting the bigger job. The second epiphany was realizing that fewer than 5% of people with the job I applied for are significantly overweight*. (I'm not saying that's why I didn't get the job.) So while I'm focused on my health for all the right reasons, statistically the fact is that losing weight may help my career, too.
*It's not a physical job, if you were wondering...this being President's Day, it's kind of like how all of the recent presidents and nominees range from very thin to slightly overweight. I mean, Bill Clinton was ridiculed for his weight, with this great SNL sketch and the nickname "Bubba," but if you look at him, he really wasn't even truly obese.
I just spent the weekend making a plan and I'm going to spend the week implementing it. I'll write about it in depth next week. I'm fortunate that I have my health, and I'm going to do everything I need to to keep it that way. Staying healthy is my my number one priority, and it should have been all along.
Again, thanks for your support.