Sunday, August 1, 2010

If You Feel Pain

The room is dark; shadows shield the faces of those sitting in the vulnerable circle. Each individual has come to admit their addiction, their fault. Admitting to the addiction is the first step in the recovery process.

"My name is Lee, and I am a recovering fatty."

Over the past two years, I have dropped a significant amount of weight. I hate to run, but it is the only way I can fit into my pants! I am a firm believer that running was created as God's punishment for fat people. And I am one of them.


But today, as I ran, I found a passage on the holy script of the treadmill. It read, "Cease to exercise if you feel pain, faint, dizzy or short of breath." I feel pain, faint, dizzy and short of breath EVERY time I am on the treadmill!

It was like a prayer had been answered. I can now walk guilt free away from evil that is running with a clear conscious.

7 comments:

Laura said...

As a fellow recovering fatty I find running one of the worlds great evils. I couldn't have said it better myself. Although running might be the devils invention :)

Roger said...

Running is evil! My grandmother used to punish us by making us run around the corn field in the dark when we were naughty. So now, running is connected with punishment!

Anonymous said...

Oh Leelee, the shit you come up with!

ryry

Tania said...

How much weight did you loose?

Lee Cannon said...

Tania,

Sorry, just saw your comment! At my heaviest I was 232 lbs and I'm down to 185 now!

corieanne7 said...

This is the best thing I have ever read. If I could express my thoughts as eloquently through the written language as you have about running, it would be quite safe to say- great minds think alike.

Lee Cannon said...

Corie I am so glad you are part of the Cannon Collection family!