Are you talking to me?

I didn’t even know I asked the question,  but girl sure as hell answered it here:

OUCH!  🙂

I told Debby that I wanted someone to hold my hand and show me what to do to lose weight. That thought –“I want someone to hold my hand”– kept replaying in my mind over and over for a couple of hours until suddenly, loud and clear (in my head) I heard a voice  say

“Hold your own hand”.

I think the universe is trying to tell me something.



3 thoughts on “Are you talking to me?

  1. wow. where did you find her blog? that was awesome. She’s “only” been doing this for 18 months (if I read that right). It will be interesting to follow her in maintenance. (I think she should read Vickie’s blog.) Her style is pretty In Your Face. I like that sometimes. Sometimes that’s what it takes to get moving. Her full body pics are brave. I can’t believe the difference… she has next to no sagging skin that I could see. Dang.

    I hated being asked “what’s your secret?” when I lost weight. I hate that I look at thin women now and want to ask, “so, what are you doing to stay thin?” I freaking know the answers. I don’t need to ask, but there’s still a huge part of me who feels like I don’t know how to take care of myself.

    Have you seen the movie Ella Enchanted? Your statement “hold my own hand” made me think of that movie. At the end, when she breaks the spell, it’s really powerful. IMO, girls need to see more movies like that, instead of the old fashioned Princess gets rescued by Prince (not that there’s anything wrong with those, really, they are sweet and I’m not against girls watching Disney princess movies). I just like the message that WE CAN RESCUE OURSELVES. Indeed, no one else is going to. Ever. So we might as well accept it now, and get busy living. (there’s another movie reference–“Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’ ” from Shawshank Redemption).

    It’s hard. I have figured out that if I want to give my kids the time at home they deserve after school (get home at 4:30 instead of 6:30), and if I want to work with my husband and be in the office when I’m supposed to, then that means the only time I can work out is in the mornings, before dawn. That’s what almost all women who work have to do to get/stay thin. And I also have to learn how to be an organized cook and buy and prepare healthy foods, which I am not good at.

    There is so much to do and learn. It’s simple, but not easy. I guess that’s why Baby Steps is the only way to do this. Otherwise it’s overwhelming and we fail, over & over & over.

    Thanks for sharing her post. I’m going to start reading her stuff.

  2. Very interesting post, appreciate the link. I remember those ‘just hit goal’ feelings. They are very strong. I can see where the energy for such a strong post started. Everything she said was true. it was much stronger than me (blunt little self too, but I have tempered over time). It will be very revealing to see how she handles maintenance. you might consider setting yourself a post to pop up april 2012 when she hits her one year mark to do a follow up post. not saying she is not going to do well, saying it will be interesting to see how she tempers all that energy over the next year and further discoveries about herself.

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