As happens sometimes, I write a comment on someone else's blog and I think to myself "huh... that could be a blog post all in itself!" Usually, that's the end of the thought, but today, I copied the comment and saved it as a new post. It's something I think about sometimes, but try not to dwell on...
I don't hate myself because I'm overweight. I've been underweight and I've been normal weight and now I'm overweight. One of the things I've learned is that that can change! You do what you need to do and live your life while doing it.
I used to have a "fat" blog that was all about losing weight. It was so BORING! And I find people who talk about nothing but how to lose weight, losing weight or how they lost weight absolutely tedious. I gave up that blog after I hadn't written on it in a few months because that's not where my head is.
I recognize that I need to lose weight. I exercise when I can and practice mindful eating with the occasional splurge to remind myself that eating IS a pleasure as well as a necessity. But my weight doesn't rule my life. Love does. And part of that love is doing what I can to be around as long as I can for my man and my son.
Really. That's how I feel about it. In this, the holiday season - with it's parties and big meals and sitting around visiting - I'm not going to feel bad about celebrating. Even if that means a piece of pumpkin pie and a glass of eggnog. And luckily for me, this is exactly the kind of weather that makes my getup and go get up and go! I love walking in the chilly night air. Or cleaning like a dervish, not stopping until it's all done. Or riding my bike as the last of the leaves drift down.
I'm going to live my life, no matter what kind of shape I'm in - because if I put my life off until I feel or look better, that's time I will never get back again. And I'm not going to miss it.
PS - the friend's blog is here. You can see where I jumped off.