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Have you ever been with a fat person while walking up a flight of stairs or after a brisk walk? Did you try having a conversation with them? Did they cough? You might notice this one more often now.
Ok, here is the scenario. I have just walked up the stairs at my office. Someone is there waiting on me (or they are walking up with me). They ask me how things have been going. I am out of breath. Instead of just huffing and puffing, I use a couple of little coughs to hide the fact that I can’t breath and then answer and then cough a little more. I take a deep breath just before each small cough. I think it effectively hides my gasping. Whoever is with me is probably thinking, “Jeez, just exercise a little more why don’t you!”
This was the old me. The super obese me. This is not a fake scenario, rather it is something that used to happen to me on a daily basis. I would get winded walking up flight of stairs. The cough was something that I used to hide the fact. I wonder if there are others out there who do the same thing.
This past weekend I was staying on the third floor at a small resort condo near Myrtle Beach. There was an elevator at the far, far end of the building. The stairwell was much closer to my room. I never used the elevator that weekend and more times than not, I ran up the stairs. I. RAN. up. the. stairs. Sometimes I took two steps at a time.
It feels great not to have to use the out of breath cough anymore.
Have any of you folks done this or anything like it?