Now I know some bloggers who have been hundreds of pounds overweight would say that someone like me, who has a lot less to lose, couldn't possibly understand this. But I counter that if I took the time to calculate my BMI right now I'm probably a point or two into the "obese" category.
In any case, I understand what it's like to not be able to get my body to move the way I want it to. Though sports related, I think many of the injuries I've been dealing with since last November can ultimately be traced back to the extra poundage I'm toting around. It's just a simple truth that movement is harder when you're overweight. The hope is that if you get moving, you'll move your body to a smaller size therefore being less susceptible to all the issues obesity brings along with it. (However, to do that, one has to eat less, and that is where I've struggled. Yes I can out eat my exercise, no problem at all!)
Then, of course there are all the psychological and mental aspects of the weight. One truly does carry a load. I know that when I am at a better weight, I feel better emotionally which makes me a happier and 'lighter' person to be around both in casual acquaintance and intimate relationships. As I've said to one individual who in the past felt they needed to remark on my weight, "You don't have to say a word, I beat myself up enough for both of us." So, it would only make sense that if you have a better body image mentally, you would have better sex, right? Because then you'd not be intimidated to make yourself vulnerable to another person, which is what sex is at it's core.
So once again, I've had revealed to me what I already know: living with extra weight is a burden in every area of my life. It's said that knowledge is power, yet somehow I've yet to really tap in.