Here's a story. Of a lovely lady. (Me)
OK, stop laughing.
ANYWAY, this happened to me last week. As you may or may not know, I've been studying martial arts for the last 5 or so years. Recently I came to the very difficult decision to take a sabbatical from tae kwon do in order to spend more time at the gym. My knees have been really hurting lately and it would take a few days to recover from TKD class which would happen just in time for another TKD class. In between I would be too sore to do any other exercise. This did not amount to enough activity so I was getting steadily less...visibly fit...which only exacerbated the knee issues even more. So, I decided to take a break and go to the gym at least 4 times a week (one day with a personal trainer, even). I saw someone I knew from TKD last week and was asked why I'm not in class anymore. I gave the quick knees-recovery-sabbatical explanation and was given the following advice:
"You should lose weight, then."
I'll give you a moment to process that.
I know, right? Who says that? Several responses flitted across my brain before I answered. They were:
"Huh. That never occurred to me! Wow! Thanks for the advice! Before I go, will you help me tie my shoe? I forgot how. Also, please explain to me how to open this door. Do I push the knob thingy? Turn it? Do speak a password into it? Dang, things are so confusing!"
"You know you said that out loud, right?"
"Considering I almost certainly outweigh you and I have a black belt in tae kwon do, would you like to amend this conversation in any way?"
But I went with:
"Uh, yeah, that's the plan."