Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Journey Continues

Over the last couple of months I've found I needed consciously address my own, personal acceptance again. A few pants had gotten a little too tight. In the past I may have forced myself to suffer and endure them, thinking I would try to motivate and remind myself about my goals but really it was punishing myself. This punished me more than just the painful bind in my in tummy, it also made me look dumpy and broadcasted to the world I had gained weight and my clothes didn't fit.

I have had to deal with some of my fear of letting go and just let be what they are going to be with my size. At moments it really has taken a retraining of my personal dialogue. I still have a long way to go on this journey but I suppose I'm at least heading in the right direction. And I have newer, comfortable pants.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Oprah. Again.

Not a surprise Oprah has regained weight, after all we have all BTDT and we all know diets simply don't work. What is so sad to me is how this beautiful, intelligent, accomplished woman cannot find a way to stop beating herself up and just live in peace with herself. What also gets me is she will find her way to another diet (although it will likely be label something like a lifestyle change) We will have another big hoopla show about it and because of her celebrity and influence she will drag millions of woman into spending billions of dollars on some new false hope. Again.

I think I have a new response to when anyone predictably starts talking to me about a new diet they are on, "Interesting, let me know how it works out in three years."