Today I marched for climate change…. if this event had taken place just three months earlier I would have had to have shown my support from just the confines of my home hooked up to my lap top computer.
I am discovering that being less fat gives you more choices. I may have only lost 30 lbs and realistically have another 120 lbs to go BUT just three months ago it was very painful to walk just the length of the garden as well as stand for any time period. In stores, because of the pain in my back, obviously caused by the huge amount of extra weight being carried around my middle (and all over) I would find relief in pushing a cart (shopping trolley) as this gave some relief by leaning on it ( I bet there are others that have discovered that trick too!) …..you kind of get used to those discomforts over the years.
So having lost 30 lbs I find I can now walk 1/2 mile and stand indefinately and today I was able to march for climate change as part of 350.org, in the cold, pouring rain……..Not even the weather could dampen my enthusiasm- it was a very happy day for me.