Originally Posted by Jennifer Z
Weight didn't used to make my tired, but that seems to be changing in my late 30s.
Yes...as I get older the things that I used to be able to do are more difficult. I used to be able to carry extra pounds and hav e alot of energy..that's changed, I used to smoke and have tons of energy, that changed, I didn't exercise for years and felt great..then that changed.
I am now on a mission to make myself healthy..weight loss is part of that but also eating lots of good wholesome food, exercising etc. and taking better care of myself. Except for a few aches and pains I have regained a degree of wellness that I had in my 20's except now I have to work harder at it.
So yes..simply being heavy can be hard on your body if you are not otherwise taking care of yourself. But I know lots of heavy people who are extremely fit as well..so it's not a given that overweight is tiring.
My friend who is a nurse said something that really resonated with me. She works in a nursing home(and is obese) and said she is really working hard to get down to a reasonable weight because one day she realised that in 20 years she had never seen an obese person in the home that was over 65. And she wasn't talking morbidly obese, she meant 40lbs or more overweight.
So she's doing well, losing slowly.
If you were always overweight and suddenly you feel tired I would look into an underlying condition but my first line of defence would be to lose weight.