In the past, I’ve thrown in the towel on what I had called a “weight loss journey” because my goal didn’t make sense: I didn’t really want to lose weight, I wanted to change my body composition and look better. But when we’re comparing our progress against the wrong criteria, we can’t be successful.
It’s pretty simple: Turn the Golden Rule back around onto you.
Let me tell you a little something about ten pounds, random person who doesn’t know me but thinks I need to lose weight because I am a female on social media.
Compliment me on just about anything and I’ll be able to deflect it with some sort of deprecating comment faster than you can say “I like your…” “I like your shirt!” Oh man, it’s so old… and I’m pretty sure I got it on a clearance rack. “Your hair looks nice like that.” Thanks, I haven’t… Continue reading thanks – i didn’t wash it
Happy New Year, friends! I realized this afternoon while suffering from the hangover of the year (so glad I got it out of the way early) that I hadn’t celebrated NYE since 2008-2009. So really, my hangover today was making up for seven lost years. No big deal. F attended his first New Year’s Eve… Continue reading and so it begins.
I backed off and something amazing happened. F’s self-esteem and independence flourished.
Every time I lace up and hit the trail, I lose myself in thought. My thoughts are often heavy with worry and anxiety when I set out and lighten with each step. Sometimes, by the time I finish my run, my mind has gone to mush and I’m riding a runner’s high. Sometimes, I’m still… Continue reading Carnival Mirrors