Beginning of a lifelong journey! 05/20/2018 12:30 a.m. c.s.t.

Hey there.  My name is Jeremy and I have struggled with weight loss for many years.  I’m 36 years old and have had the same job since I was 15.  I really enjoy the company of animals and love to hike outdoors.  I would love to find more people with similar interests.  If I could find someone who is on a weight loss journey of their own that would be even better.  I’m not looking for any special relationships or anything, just friends. 

I’m not really sure why I overeat other than I really enjoy the flavor of foods and like to eat as much as possible to savor the flavors.  I know that boredom is a big trigger for me.  If I have nothing to do for hours at a time, then food is an easy time killer.  I don’t think that I eat for emotional reasons.    Maybe if I found a hobby to keep myself active I might find it easier to abstain from snacking.

There are so many things I would love to be able to do with my life.  But many of them revolve around a healthier lifestyle.  There are weight restrictions for almost anything anymore.  Such as helicopters charging more for overweight riders.  To airplanes making their seats smaller every year.  Almost everyone hates to see a fat person walk onto a plane.  Hoping to high heaven that we don’t sit next to them. 

There are many stereotypes associated with being overweight.  People think that because you are overweight that you are a slob and that you smell really badly.  They act like it’s a disease that they can catch by having our fat rolls touch them during a flight.  You can just see the look in their eyes as you walk down the aisle. 

Just a few of the activities that have a weight restriction or size limit ; scooters, airplane seats, helicopter rides, canoeing, rafting, rock climbing, rappelling, bungee jumping, sky diving, scuba diving, trampolines, segways, horse back riding, camel riding, elephant riding, mule riding, wind tunnels, parasailing, and many others.  Every time I want to do an activity such as a cruise ship excursion.  I have to check to make sure that I’m not too heavy for the activity.  Either I take up too much space on the bus to and from the activity.  Or the equipment that I will be using is not suited for a person of my size. 

It really sucks to have to scrutinize everything I do.  For once I would just like to go to Frontier City and not have to worry about whether I’m going to fit in on the roller coaster I want to ride.  Speaking of which.  I haven’t been to a theme park in over 5 years because the last time I went to one was Dollly World.  I went on a roller coaster and the guy had to literally put all of his weight onto the harness to make it click into the mechanism.  It was so tight that I could hardly breath.  Add  to it the fact that it was humiliating that he had to work so hard to make me fit.  I just decided not to ride anymore rides that day.  I haven’t tried to go to any others since then.  

Even when I go to the state fair.  All I can do is walk around and look in the buildings.  While sampling some of the delicious carnie food.