Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Sunday Skinny: Week 22

This week I continue to suck, I continue to gain, I continue to cheat and I just gave up. Good thing is that every single day, every single moment, every single hour is a new opportunity to do the right thing. I am hoping to get back on track soon.

On another note I found this on facebook and I thought it was beautiful so I thought I would share.

A while back, at the entrance of a gym, there was a picture of a very thin and beautiful woman. The caption was "This summer, do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"

The story goes, a woman (of clothing size unknown) answered the following way:

"Dear people, whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, seals, curious humans), they are sexually active and raise their children with great tenderness.
They entertain like crazy with dolphins and eat lots of prawns. They swim all day and travel to fantastic places like Patagonia, the Barents Sea or the coral reefs of Polynesia. They sing incredibly well and sometimes even are on cds. They are impressive and dearly loved animals, which everyone defend and admires.

Mermaids do not exist.

But if they existed, they would line up to see a psychologist because of a problem of split personality: woman or fish?
They would have no sex life and could not bear children.
Yes, they would be lovely, but lonely and sad.
And, who wants a girl that smells like fish by his side?

Without a doubt, I'd rather be a whale.

At a time when the media tells us that only thin is beautiful, I prefer to eat ice cream with my kids, to have dinner with my husband, to eat and drink and have fun with my friends.

We women, we gain weight because we accumulate so much wisdom and knowledge that there isn't enough space in our heads, and it spreads all over our bodies.
We are not fat, we are greatly cultivated.
Every time I see my curves in the mirror, I tell myself: "How amazing am I ?! "

(The girl in the picture is French model Tara Lynn)

Although I love this, and I believe it feeds into the unreality of attempting to be something we are not, for instance celebrities starving themselves to be a double zero (but that is for a whole other post) - I cannot help but think that there is somewhere between the whale and the mermaid. Somewhere I can be a healthy weight, not overweight, but also somewhere that I am not trying to live off of carrots and nuts never to see a cupcake again. The key is getting there, living there and being happy there.

Weight Gain Round 5: 210 pounds. 20 pounds gained when I lost the baby.

Weight Gain Round 4: 190 pounds. I lost weight for the wedding and then I gained it all back plus an additional 10 pounds. The wedding gave me a date to reach for but once that day passed all my plans fell apart and the bingeing started again. BLAST IT!!!

Weight Gain Round 3: 180 pounds. When my brother passed away I started bingeing regularly to cover my emotions and gained another 30 pounds.

Weight Gain Round 2: 150 pounds. I gained 15 pounds when I tackled that large project at work and worked all those long hours for a year.

Weight Gain Round 1: 135 pounds. I gained the inevitable ‘I’m in a comfy relationship’ 10 pounds after I started dating my husband.

Start weight when I moved to California 125.

GOAL WEIGHT = 135-150 pounds


paul peggy zeus said...

Everyday is a new beginning, a new day where we get to make more choices. You just have a little too much on your plate right now and it seems to be over filled and spilling over the sides a little.

lilmansworld said...

omg but you're living your life and if you took this part out of the equation you would naturally be drawn to healthier things. Honestly. Its like being single and no one wants you, but mr rogue wants you just as you are! I think you are beautiful with or without the sunday skinny. Just be HAPPY!

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