NSV – Going up the ladder

Early this morning I thought I smelled something funny in the house, and that it might be coming from the air vent.  So I pulled down the ladder to get into the attic and check it out.  I started to climb up…but what caught my eye was the sticker on the ladder.

I never go into the attic, but on the rare occasions that I have tried, I’ve always stopped because of the warning label that the weight limit on the pull-down ladder was 250 lbs….Well guess what?!?!  Now, for the first time in YEARS, I’m well below that weight limit, and was able to climb the ladder without any fear of breaking it.  Not only that, but I was able to do so with no discomfort to my back, knees, and ankles.

It’s amazing how much weight loss impacts parts of your life in the smallest ways!  Just something that simple – a quick look into the attic – can turn into a major issue for those that are morbidly obese.  Something that took just 2 minutes this morning at my current weight would have meant a much bigger ordeal at my highest weight – calling a friend or neighbor to help me and waiting for whenever they have spare time to come over, or calling a service provider to do it and having to pay a service fee.

It’s the little things like this that keep me encouraged.  Stay focused everyone!



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