Monday, March 30, 2009

Article by Todd Wilson

This was an article from a recent email newsletter from The Old Schoolhouse. I always look forward to the articles by Todd Wilson, aka "The Family Man." The articles are always very REAL. He knows what the day to day life of a homeschooler looks like. Anyhow, this article really has nothing to do with homeschooling, but it has to do with taking care of yourself. I thought it was good...nothing we don't know, but good, with a touch of humor, that I always enjoy about him.

"Let me begin by saying, I feel fat. Some have called me stocky . . . but I like to refer to myself as a big tub of guts (BToG). In my pre-BToG youth, I used to look at overweight people and think, all they need to do is quit eating and lose some weight. Now, I know just how hard, sometimes overwhelming, and unobtainable that seems . . . but we owe it to those we live with to get healthier.
That's really why maintaining a healthy weight is important--so we can be around for our families for a long time. About 15 years ago, I was in a terrible car wreck. Both my feet, ankles, knees and legs were crushed and my face smashed flat. Since that time, my feet and legs always hurt, but I'm sure my feet and legs would feel a lot better if they didn't have to haul around a BToG. I really want to be able to walk and be active with my children and wife for a lot more years, but I fear that if I don't get some extra weight off, that might not happen.
Now, I know that some of you reading this eat healthy, exercise, and are thin and trim. Let me just say to you . . . I hate you.
But for the rest of us BToGs, I'm telling you we need to get to work . . . forgetting all the weight-loss failures of the past, broken, healthy-eating promises we've made, and forge ahead.
I'm not going to tell you HOW to accomplish what you'd like to accomplish, except that you should talk it over with your spouse, get an accountability partner, set a REALISTIC goal, and try, try again. "
BtoGs, lets do it. Be Real,


1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Well, my BToG and I (also a BToG) are on board! We have been walking and eating right. We have two sons and we are determined to keep up. Thanks for the post.