Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Thoughts on Life at X-Large

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.


Sandy said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. I started WW recently but only so that I can go on the carnival rides with my grands.

Life is too short to not enjoy.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Atta girl! :)


Sandcastle Momma said...

Because of some recent health problems I've been watching what I eat and have started riding my bike.
Being fat doesn't bother me but I've decided I want to live a long life and so changes have to be made.
Good luck with yours!

PinkPiddyPaws said...

Darn tootin'! xoxoxoxo

Paul said...

Many people could learn a few important lessons from this. Did you read The Afterlife Diet by Daniel Pinkwater? Hilarious, and comes to the same conclusion.

karisma said...

:-) I don't hate myself either. I weighted myself the other day and now am 15.5 kilos heavier than I was 2 years ago. I am rather annoyed with myself but by no means hate myself! I know I need to exercise more AND I guess eventually I shall just have to buy some clothes that fit me! sigh.

Jill said...

I can find a lot better things to worry about or deal with than how much I weigh. I find it annoying when people blog about their weight, especially those "I weigh 130 lbs at 5' 10 but want to weigh 120"-- because I'm so fat. I want to tell them to shut the F up (and that's pretty harsh for me). I sit and do the calculations, and their 'goals' fall straight into the 'I AM ANOREXIC' category. But how do you tell them that? In some ways, I think these people are just looking for good comments about themselves.

So I say, Amen Sister Sayre. Preach it some more. Or, preach about something else, cause it's overdone, but whatever you do, keep on keeping on.

Jeff said...

Hey you, remember me?

I just responded to a comment on my own (dusty) blog that I considered giving it full post status. Synergy!

I think you are well centered on the subject. Your life sounds satisfying all the rest is gravy (I'm not helping here with the food analogy, am I?) ;)

gayle said...

You are so right! Life is meant to be lived1

lisaschaos said...

So perfectly said! That's pretty much how I feel although I haven't been able to express it that well. You know I lost the weight - I gained it back. :( Now I gotta lose it again. :(