Less fat equals more life.
The thought that beget this website.
It was a sunny summer afternoon. I had just returned from a bike ride along the trails of my hometown, illuminated by the discoveries made on my excursion.
I loved being on the bike.
I felt alive and fantastic.
Pumping my legs to go faster or go up hills wasn’t agonizing… it was invigorating.
After a 35-pound weight loss, I realized it wasn’t just biking that was fun. I noticed life was fuller… bigger… more.
Then I looked around my home and realized my epiphany about less being more wasn’t just constrained to weight. I had unknowingly been on a journey into less with pretty much everything.
Less stuff, less clutter, less debt, less living space and less weight… all at once I grasped the notion that less of all these things meant I was getting more out of life.
I had no idea I was describing the minimalism movement. I just knew for me, less is more. And I wanted to share that joyful feeling with others. Less For More Life was born.
But let’s get back to the thought that sparked it all … less fat* equals more life.
Perilously personal I know but here we go.
Yes, I’ve lost 35 pounds and yes I feel great and can do so much more than I could before but there’s more for me to lose. I know if I lose another 35 pounds, my life will open up that much more.
I say that because there are places where I still hold back because I’m overweight. And guess what? I’m tired of holding back and not doing everything I want to do.
It’s time to buckle down and do the things I know promote good, healthy and permanent weight loss. It’s time to tackle that next 35!
I will explore the ways I lost the original 35 pounds in coming posts and plan to start a closed Facebook group for those who want to join me in shedding weight in the coming year.
Anybody interested? I’d love to hear from you and would appreciate if you can share this post with anyone you think may be interested in joining a LOSE For More Life closed Facebook group.
* I’m talking about obese, overweight fat. I’m painfully aware of eating disorders that make physically healthy people feel fat. But I know all too well from first-hand experience the many ways that actually being overweight can diminish the quality of life.