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This week I am pleased to share another of my own stories.
Here is Trust Your Gut: Tish’s Story; Part 33
Insulation. Fat. I have it in abundance. Someone might think that it would result in me being warm all of the time. That is not true.
Circulation. Normally, if you have normal circulation, all that warm lovely blood pumping in abundance in your veins keeps you from being cold.
Diabetes. The chronic condition that I live with every day. Making it difficult to do a lot of normal things, like staying warm.
What do I do to combat being cold? Layers. Yeah, that’s what the morbidly obese person needs to do to keep warm. Put on layers. Make yourself appear larger than you actually are. Brilliant.
A friend told me that I should try wearing a scarf, especially when I started cutting my hair short. I have one I wear a lot. It is the first scarf that I knit for myself. It does help.
If I get up and move around, it helps. Can’t do that at work. So I layer up. I do stand up from time to time and get breaks. But sitting still for seven hours a day in a generally cold office means I have to take my own comfort control.
I have been cleaning. I unburied the bathroom scale, and am scared to step on it. I fear the worst. It is taking me away from the computer and writing, a bit. It is also a form of “I am not sitting down I am up and moving around so it counts as exercise.
I went back to Zumba. I got 4800 steps last night. That is good.
It has been a long two weeks, and I am up too late again, this time with very little inspiration. So, I will keep on working on me, my house and my writing.
I think I have hit a metaphorical wall. There is only one thing left to do. Get back up and try again tomorrow.
Trust Your Gut.