The first thing I would like to do...in the spirit of the casa hice (hi alix) I would like to give the one fingered salute to some folks who really deserve it. These people have been bugging the living batsh*t out of me for this last week.
Let's simply start with my song dedication...This is a shout out for all of Tiger's ho's.
Get down girl, go head get down...
For congress for even thinking of passing this hoo which will bury us in debt....yes, that includes the 1.1 trillion dollar spending bill....So I guess this song goes out to Nancy Pelosi...I ain't sayin' she a gold digger....
okay, that's about all...moving on.
I read a comment that really p*ssed me off. ( I blame it on my high level of irritability.)
I hear all the time "Oh, that must be sooo difficult. All that exercise, watching what you eat constantly.
The comment I read on amber's post about her running and trying to balance her life...this comment left by some clueless nit said "I would rather gain a pound than lose a pound and 'torture' myself like you do."
Let me just say right now- VOMIT!
You would rather continue to deteriorate. Be a horrible example to your children, rather than 'torture' yourself via diet and exercise...
Well, fine for you mister.
I have seen people laying down and giving up. They don't call it that, of course. They say they are "Taking a break"...Or, "enjoying the weekend'. Then I never see them again.
They always have a reason. Then they slip further down the slope, then wallow in self hatred, or self pity.
uh oh...this is turning into Jack's morbidly obese couple post. lol.
(Just so you know, I completely understood where jack was coming from with that post...it was that post that turned me into a permanent reader. That much passion is masking a heart that cares.)
Lets stop right here and take an infomercial break on Chris's anger.
I used to do this. I used to say "I am going to enjoy myself and I am not going to starve. My anger is a direct result of having done THIS VERY THING...OVER AND OVER AND OVER. Till I became morbidly obese. Till I made my body an alter to ill health and myself a martyr to domesticity. It is a lie to make you feel better about staying where you are.
To hear this lie spouted at a good friend who is busting her hump, trying to become fit and balancing family and everything else. To know this may discourage her when she is dealing with enough. Well, lets just say this wasn't the day for me to read it.
So lets make a list, shall we?
Get to eat what you want when you want.
Get to lay around and not push yourself.
Don't have to balance staying healthy with caring for your family.
Bad example to your kids
Lack of self esteem
Lack of energy
Inability to fully contribute to family life
Inability to play, to hike, to have a good time because your too d*mn tired
Unattractive to your own spouse
Unattractive to yourself
Someday, if you keep eating...you won't be there to care for your family!
You are providing an excellent example your children can follow
You make yourself more attractive to your spouse
You feel more attractive
You feel empowered to create change
You increase your ability to enjoy life
You have (hard earned) pride in yourself.
It takes time and discipline
Now, which is worse?
Feeling like crap daily...feeling fat, unhappy sluggish and ashamed?
Or feeling empowered, fit, happy and proud?
I know which one was 'torture' for me.
Your newly motivated blogger