As you all know, I have struggled mightily recently with my PTSD and newly diagnosed Bi-Polar tendencies. I have taken things a day at a time and worked very hard to focus on the now. I think that's the right approach I think I may have taken it a step to far and inadvertently told myself that tomorrow's a new day and therefore today has no consequences. I don't think it was a conscious decision, but the end result is the same. I don't know how it happened or when, but I am now obese. Not just overweight. Obese.
Enter a Reader's Suggestion: "Would losing the weigh for being sponsored be an idea? Money could go to charity which would make you feel good about it. But I guess it depends where you are mentally, could you cope with folks knowing you need to lose it and how would you feel if it really was a struggle. Just an idea, bit of motivation really"
Hmm. Guess I have some thinking to do. Would it bother me? Would putting myself out there in support of a veteran charity help or would it feel like too much pressure? This is really something that I need to think through and discuss with my wife. I think the hard part is if I went through all of the work to set it up and didn't get any backing from the community - that's where I think the concern would be for me. It would be incredibly demotivating if the community didn't come through.
So this is where I need input from all of the people out there that are reading this: What are your thoughts on this? Do folks think it's a good idea? I want to look at this carefully and make an educated decision. And please don't candy coat it. If you think it's a bad idea, I need to hear from all sides on this.
As I continue my life with PTSD, I will share my challenges and discoveries on this blog.