I don't know if I agree with this. One of the things that attracted me to PB is that it's more than just a diet/eating right. Yes, you get some benefit to following the PB outline for diet, but my feeling is that if you incorporate ALL the tenets of PB, there's a synergistic effect -- eating right helps you sleep better which gives you more energy which means you feel like being more active (because of the increased energy or the eating right, I don't know...probably a little of both) and so you have less stress (being more active, sleeping better, or more energy? probably all three) so you lose a little fat your body has been holding onto (lack of Cortisol) so you feel better and have the guts to try something new and now maybe you're "playing" more and possibly even out in the sun, so you feel better and sleep better(Again why? well, all of the above!) and then....well, you get the idea.Eating right is the core of PB, isn't it?
There is NO core of PB. The eating thing is where people usually go first because, let's face it, as a culture we're obsessed with diet and eating (and I include myself in that statement) But, when you break it down by the 10 laws, there are actually only 2 that relate to eating. There are as many as 4 that could apply to fitness, perhaps even 5...although that would be counting "play" and "rest" which are probably shared with "use your brain" and "avoid trauma" with what I call the "mental" aspect of it...but, then where does "Sun" come in? Fitness? Mental? It's sorta related to eating since followers of CW have gone backwards about things and ingested vitamin D for years instead of getting it from the sun. You see, things are so blended and inseparable.
But, I suppose that everyone's opinion of what PB is will obviously differ.Definitely by comparison to before, this is most certainly true. However, I don't know that under even the loosest term of the definition of "fit" (as it is defined under the auspices of PB...which, again, I KNOW is very open to individual interpretation) that the OP is there yet. Worse yet, the *impression* that he seems to be giving off is that he's reached a point of not even TRYING to move in that direction (as it pertains to fitness) and for people that have a genuine concern for the OP, I think that's troubling to them. It's one thing to say, "I can't do this X/Y/Z thing related to fitness, but I'm *trying* to get there." It's a whole other thing to say, "I don't need to get to X/Y/Z thing related to fitness." And, I'm not talking running marathons or being able to deadlift 6-gagillion pounds. I'm talking about the stuff laid out in the PB laws -- and expanded upon in PBF. I think that if Griff were hitting the basics of the PB laws relating to fitness AND following good PB eating AND all the "other stuff" -- sun, sleep, play, etc. and the weight still wasn't coming off, then at that point it would be pretty clear that he's not an individual that's going to weigh much less and be fit and healthy...AND HE SHOULDN'T TRY TO BE! But, I think it's pretty clear he hasn't reached a point where he can make that conclusion. Again, this is all based on my understanding/impression of what PB is and I realize this differs from person to person.Nobody here is advocating being sedentary at all. The OP certainly isn't sedentary.
Maybe Griff feels like what he's taken on with PB is all he can take on. The change in diet, the (apparently...again, I'm not there) large amounts of "Move Slowly, but Frequently" with his campus walks, etc are great steps...but I think under PB that the puzzle is not complete. Maybe Griff feels like at this point, he can't take on anymore of PB...and that's a VERY REASONABLE place to be. I know that I'm not all the way there and there are components of PB that for me are "on hold" so to speak while I try to nail down the components I've tried to put into practice. Get good at "X" before I try to tackle "Y" kind of thinking...
I think what most people (the ones that care, not the ones that are flaming/trolling) are trying to say is: Even if you don't feel like you can do it NOW...at least be open to the possibility of doing it LATER as a way of continuing to move on the spectrum of being a more fit, more healthy individual.
If PB was ONLY about stopping eating foods that weren't good for us, I'd agree. But, just by looking at the 10 PB Laws, that's *clearly* not the case.Oh, and your analogy? So way out of there. Stopping alcholism is about stopping drinking while PB is about stopping eating foods that weren't good for us. Neither mandated losing weight in order to get better.