Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Doing and Being

All my life, I've been haunted by a noun: fat.  I carried so much extra fat in my body that it became part of my identity.  I didn't have fat, I was fat.  The noun became an adjective.  The adjective became me.

When I looked at myself I saw fat.  I didn't see smart or funny or caring or kind or talented or anything else.  I saw fat. 

I'm changing that.  I'm replacing the fat with fit.  Another adjective?  No.  A verb.  Fit isn't something you are, it's something you do.  I am doing fit today.  I will do fit tomorrow.  I will continue to do fit as long as I am able.

The second you start doing fit, you cease being fat.  So get up and do it.


  1. Hi! I am new here. Found your blog a few days ago and I feel so inspired!!! I look forward to keeping up with your blog and journey through weightloss. I am now following your blog. Please feel free to drop by my new blog sometime. I'd love a new follower.

    It is so great to meet others who have the 100lb goal

  2. Great attitude Andrew. Keep it up.

  3. You gotta post a loss this week. You don't want to lose your momentum from last week's big drop. Keep it up.

  4. Sounds good to me, I'd like to be fit too.

  5. Love this post! :) Very inspirational!

  6. Great post... thought provoking... uh, I resemble that.

  7. Love.This.Post.

    So true.

    We are doing!!!

  8. Fat sucks. Fit is way better.

    Great job on all your progress! Love that you have rewarded yourself along the way. I plan on doing the same.

    Stop in some time:

  9. Wow, Andrew. That is the most condensed, beautiful post ever. Wow.