Thursday, 25 February 2010

Excuse me while I scream!

I am so very tired ~ absolutely sick and bloody tired ~ of thinking about dieting, losing weight, getting slim. I just want to get on with my life and say to hell with all that. I just want to get through my days not thinking about what I should be eating while I'm chomping down on all the stuff I shouldn't be eating. I just don't want to buy any more slimming magazines and sit reading them with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of chocolate in the other. I just don't want to feel unworthy and ugly anymore because I happen to be a fat woman. I just want to accept myself for who I am ~ a decent, loving and loveable woman. Why do I ~ and countless other women, I suspect ~ find this such a hard thing to do?

Being fat shouldn't be the sole definition of who I am. I am so much more than simply my outer shell! Isn't it time I started living my life in the here and now, time to start following the advice at the head of this blog:

Live not in what has happened ~ or fear of what may come tomorrow.
Live the here and now...and treat this as your defining moment.

So I have made a decision: no more dieting, no more thinking about dieting, no more talking about dieting. It is now a concept which will no longer be occupying my thoughts or defining my life. Next year I will be 50 years old and I intend to reach that momentous milestone living in the here and now!


Joyce said...

Hi Sharon,thought I'd actually leave a comment. :)
Lovely words, are they yours {"live not..."}?
We weigh once a week on Thurdays and I've been doing really well with losing the weight, I gained a pound this last week but with not feeling well the comfort food sets and so it goes-not to concerned, not overly active in reading any mags.- just relaxing and eating as healty as possible doing mild exercise when I can. Prayer is handy as well. Happy weekend to you and yours.

Sharon said...

Hi Joyce,
Thank you for leaving a comment, it's much appreciated :-)
No the words are not mine; they came up earlier this week in the Motivation to Live Well link in my sidebar. They struck such a chord with me that I decided to have them permanently posted at the top of the blog :-)
I know from past experience that if I'm not obsessing about "dieting" then after an initial flurry of eating-what-the-hell-I-want-to-just-because-I-can-and-I'm-not-on-a-diet, I simply settle down to eating "normally" where I don't have massive binges on the less-than-good-for-you stuff ~ I actually ENJOY eating good wholesome food! It's not unknown for me to buy a bar of chocolate and leave it untouched for days on end because I know it's there and I can actually eat it whenever I want :-)

Stampinmama said...

I have the hardest time dieting!!! Could I post your ""Excuse me while I scream" picture on my blog??? I love it

Sharon said...

Well, you are certainly welcome to post the picture Monica, although it isn't actually mine!

Thank you so much for stopping by :-)