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Saturday, May 31, 2008

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Lady Jaye

First of all love that you called it Camp Metaphor. I totally snorted. You have that effect on me.

Secondly, I know exactly what you're talking about. When I met my ex I was pretty smokin' hot but I let myself get settled into a routine and gained about 40 pounds over the course of our relationship. I dropped 20 after our wedding but I know I need to lose the other 20. It's been so damn hard to get motivated to do it. I know I need to for my health and I want to so that I'll feel better about myself. I just really hate doing it.

Finn

Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be... the future's not ours to see... que sera, sera! I live my life by those words (and "it is what it is") and it's tremendous burden lifted.

You are taking a major step to being an even happier Hilly than the one before because you'll have learned so much between then and now. And I must say it's so cool to be able to share your metamorphosis with you.

Most importantly, can mine be regular Coke? I don't like diet. ;)

Foo

ella-ella - totally made me giggle. I think when we stop torturing ourselves about the past, the future will open up. I'm about ready to jump out of my comfort zone by riding on the back of a motorcycle for 400 plus miles. Am I the size I want to be? No. Am I nervous? Oh yeah!...restless sleep proved that. Am I excited that I'm living life now and not waiting for the rest of the weight to come off? Totally. This post is awesome and I have no doubt that you will get your internal Hilly glow back - the rest of us have continued to see it - you just need to get on the same page. Love you and good luck at the big JCWI.

whall

The only thing on my mind lately is how little is on my mind lately.

Winter

They (whoever the fuck "they" are) say that when something is within your power to achieve, and you want it, you should just find the motivation to do it. I don't disagree with that. It's just that I don't understand why the wanting isn't enough of a motivation for most humans. What the hell happened to us that we have to find some "ah ha!" motivating factor that MAKES us finally do what we so clearly want and yearn to do? Bah. It's too early for me to be philosophical. I can't do what you're doing. Even if I did it, I'd still be a blob because I have "mitigating factors" that contribute to my fat ass. However, whatever you need in terms of support, I am here, girl. I am fully in support of whatever people wanna do to be happy. :)

Poppy

Hilly, I like you just the way you are. Any change to your physical appearance does not change how I feel about you. You are beautiful inside and out.

But, good luck with doing this for yourself.

Karl

Yeah, what Poppy said. But I totally get what you're saying.

furiousball

happiness is a slippery ball that is next to impossible to get a grip on and sometimes, life pegs it at your nuts

Dragon

That's a big step, Hilly. I wish you luck on this tough journey.

Stacey

LOL at Furiousball's comment. I think that sums up things pretty accurately.

Mad William

You know, sometimes you have grab life by the haunches and hump it into submission.

Go girl!

Shiny

What a coincidence! I used to attend Camp Metaphor as a boy. But I got thrown out for a racial incident when I smoked too much pot and called a kettle "black."

As you and I have already discussed -- I'm proud of you for doing this for you -- not for what others think of you, not for what standards an entire magazine industry think of you -- but for you.

Keep it up. You've got people rooting for you...

Patty

When I look at old photos sometimes it is with a bit of sadness that I have gained a good deal of weight. It didn't come on overnight though but over the years. I was just thinking the other day of this same time last year and how I was 25 less on the scale and how good I was feeling training for the tri. And my pics looked so much better and I couldn't help but feel dissappointed with myself. But, I said to myself, this has been one of my most stressful years in life and to forgive myself and to move on. I will lose the weight plus more again....I still have hope.
Good going on the Jenny Craig! I know it works and hope you get to the goal you want. I never made it to the part on their program where you get to maintenance even though way back when I was on it I was so close to goal.

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