I think I have talked about it enough that it is common knowledge that I go to Wal Mart in the mornings before work and get 2 miles of walking in. As you can imagine, I see a lot of people wile walking around the store. I have to admit, a great deal of those people are overweight, some are obese like me. There is one gentleman I see in particular on a fairly regular basis. I am pretty sure he works there, but is off and just bs'ing around the store. So I cannot tell how old he is for sure but I would guess early 40's, maybe mid to late 40's. Anyway, he reminds me of me, he is social, jovial typically good spirited. He also reminds me of me in that he has the affliction of having all his weight being carried in his belly. I know I am not skinny now, but I also know that he is probably as close to representative of what I was 63 pounds ago. He is not one of the many regulars I talk to all the time now. I kinda wish he was though. I want him to stop me, talk to me, and start asking questions. I want to use my salesman's skills to pump him up about the idea of getting on the road to weight loss. Since I know from experience that if I stopped and started that conversation, it would likely be met with polite stonewalling. I would have done it. So then I start thinking. Wouldn't it be neat if you were able to be like Jesus with his healing touch? If you could put your hands on one of those people and just let what you have inside you flow to them. Let them tap into your resolve, let them learn what you have learned, let them get one step closer to a life that is not haunted by obesity, inability to do those things everyone does around you. It would be so cool if that was possible.
Lately, I have been back to day dreaming about going back to Silver Dollar City in April or whenever they open the rides up and being able to confidently get in each line for each ride with zero apprehension about fitting in the ride!! In fact, I have added a day dream of a day at Six Flags doing the same thing! I especially want to spend as much time as possible riding Superman, and Batman and Mr. Freeze and Titan.... heck I guess all the rides at Six Flags! I bet I could fit them all now, but I want to be even thinner than now before I try. In fact, that is about the time I hope to be down to 197 or possibly lower. How cool would that be?