Since others are posting their reasons, I thought I’d post my “Why”:
I’ve always been a bit overweight. (Sometimes a lot, but, even when 18, a bit). But, I’ve also compensated for my girth with strength. I know it’s not the same, but, as long as I could bench my bodyweight, I wasn’t that unhealthy, right? – Hey – it’s my fantasy, I can tell myself anything I want.
Anyway, I went to Belieze for a vacation. It was an eco-friendly trip, so, they were very health and environmentally conscious. So were the patrons. For the first time, I was the fattest person in the room. (And, I’m comparing myself to the other tourists, not the natives.) But, I wasn’t too upset, because, of course, I’m still in decent shape (strong, and all that).
This lodge had a rope swing. But, when the water was up, you either had to climb up high on the rope, or raise your legs to clear the water. I could grab the rope pretty high. And, I could keep my arms mostly bent for the entire swing. But, I was never able to lift my legs up high enough, and long enough, to miss the water and finish the swing.
I doubt anyone else noticed, but I tried over and over, and was never able to do it. Not only was I the fattest guy – but I was the most out-of-shape guy at the lodge.
Yes sir, it is time for a change!