My Sphere of Control

Denice and I watched a video of a post-mortem dissection of an obese woman, that we found on Youtube. The point of the video was to illustrate the devastation that obesity levels on a human body. It was very disturbing. It really hit home because we are both obese at the moment, and who knows the horrors that we are harboring inside.

The essence of Stoicism is exercising the control that you have and not worrying about anything that falls outside of that sphere of control. If there was anything that ever fell within my sphere of control it would be how I care for my body. I am done pretending to be a victim. It is not my parents fault for feeding my McDonald’s as a kid (although that didn’t help). I have the knowledge, enough of it anyway, and the ability to change my health.

Tomorrow, I am planning to skip a day of eating. I had a pretty big meal today, so I think I’m ready to try it. I will skip tomorrows meal, and not eat again until Tuesday evening. It’s not really a big deal, I just haven’t done it in a while. I plan to get a couple of body-weight workouts in during that time. I’ll report back how it goes.

Till tomorrow.

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