Saturday, May 21, 2011

Amusement park

Say you are visiting an amusement park.  You are standing at the front gates surveying the scene, deciding which rides look like a hell of a fun time.  There are crazy, ridiculous rides you know you would lose your lunch riding.  There are rollercoasters, spinning, gravity defying rides, fast drops... and then you see one in the distance- a flat tracked rollercoaster.  No ups, no downs, no turns, no zigs, no zags, no spins, no nothing.  You think to yourself, "Who in the hell would want to ride that boring ass ride?"  (Well, perhaps minus the curse words. :)) 

Whatever struggles we have in our life whether weight related or not are our own.  We own them.  We live with them.  We fight, cater, deny, love, hate and hopefully learn through them.  No one would choose the easy, lame boring ride.  Sure we may think that would be nice sometimes, but ultimately if given the chance we would take the Death Defying Tower of Doom- or whatever anyday.  So, although I am up 5 pounds (yep, I have let myself go- for the time being :)) I am not going to panic.  I will not get off this ride to mill around the grounds watching people enjoying rides as I feel sorry for myself holding a funnel cake in one hand and a bat of cotton candy in the other.  I am going to embrace this part of the rollercoaster and get through it and have a blast doing it!  Of course, I am disappointed in myself and upset that I am back at the weight I was around Easter!  But, it is what it is and I have made the certain choices to get here, and therefore have the power to retrace my tracks and get back to the 140's.  Without these downs there is no possibility to experience the thrills of the highs.   

Okay, I take it all back- Can I please, please have the easy ride?  Make me 125 right now, and for permantely forever!  I wouldn't mind a nice, easy, slow, predictable- the breeze gently blowing my hair kind of ride............! Absolutely, just kidding! :):)
Take care my friends... enjoy the ride! 


  1. I did the same thing, gained and then worked and lost it and then some - dont forget how much you HAVE lost (and kept off) in a short period of time and the determination and perseverance it took to get those pounds off. Be proud of what you have accomplished, but be determined to continue it, picking yourself up and dusting yourself off when you fall off that horse, and getting right back on!

  2. You and I are playing blog-tag! I disappear, and then I come back and you disappear! Hope you are well. :)

  3. Glad to see you are around, thanks for the comment. I did 'unhcg' eating yesterday and had y best loss every in one day I think?!?!?! I have no idea if it was a fluke or what, but Im going to try to stick to what I (think) the diet is for a few days and see what happens. If I continue to lose, Im getting myself a blood glucose monitor and getting on that bus! :)

  4. Haha, nice comparison. Cool post.

    Ryan, Utah