I have a fascination with weight loss programs and documentaries. Call me a glutton (haha) for punishment (smack), but there is a morbid (haha again) fascination within me.
Fat and Fatter, World’s Fattest Man, Fat v Skinny. I’ve watched them all. Twice.
Youtube is a scary, scary place especially when you need a diversion.
I know why I am fascinated.
It’s because I wonder what the “tipping point” is? What is their breaking point? What happens to push them into that scary place? From eating 2000 calories a day to eating 10,000? What takes them from someone who is overweight and mildly active and spirals them into a housebound recluse, unable to care for themselves?
I have been much bigger than I am now, but I somehow have always managed to pull myself back from the precipice. I don’t know how that happens. Is it inbuilt? There is something in my brain that stops me, brings me back.
I guess that unknown boundary will always be my saving grace.