I have a good friend at least 80 pounds overweight with multiple health issues I’m certain, if he slimmed down, would disappear.
Blood pressure, cholesterol, back and knees all suffer when you’re packing too many pounds.
I’ve tried numerous times to influence my pal who has the means to do whatever it takes to lose weight, unlike most of us. He can hire a cook, go to a spa or have his mouth soldered shut.
But like when you call AA for a friend or family member, the first thing they ask is, does he or she want to stop drinking? This is your idea…well, when it’s theirs, call us back.
They know from experience if the person in question is not on board, you’re wasting everyone’s time, especially yours.
Addiction of any kind is a bitch. I’ve been trying to give up coffee to help quell my Tinnitus failing miserably. The more I try not to drink it, the more I seem to have.
To give up that pie and ice-cream at midnight after the side of beef for dinner isn’t so easy.
We eat, drink and caffeinate to fill what writer Anne Lamott calls, our Swiss cheesy holes. Trouble is, they never stay filled having to refill them again and again.
I worry about my friend who gets heart palpitations and swollen ankles, migraines and blurry vision sometimes holding his back like Walter Brennen.
Wish I could help, but without him on board, will waste everyone’s time…his and mine.