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Excuse me while I have a talk....with myself

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dear Sue,

You're such a wonderful person. You've achieved such success with your weight loss. But, you need to ease up just a bit. Please remember that you are so much more than that number on the scale. It's not going in the direction that you want it to and I can see the frustration that is causing you. You're analyzing everything you eat from how many calories it contains and whether or not it's a 'good' food or a 'bad' food. I bet you don't even realize the amount of time that you spend thinking about what you should or shouldn't have to eat for the day. I really hate to see you so tore up about this. You're a caring, nurturing person. Your laughter is genuine and your smile just lights up your face. You give a helping hand when ever asked. And often times lend that helping hand before being asked. I wished you would focus on those aspects more than about that 'number' on the scale.

And my goodness, and as for what you've achieved through exercising. Didn't you just finish a half-marathon in August and another one this morning? How awesome is that. Just imagine how just a couple of years ago, you couldn't even run the length of a block with out losing your breath. But, you know what? With determination, dedication and a desire to achieve good health, you did it!

The number on the scale doesn't even begin to tell half the story about what you've accomplished. This may hurt but, I wouldn't tell you unless I really cared about you. Maybe you should take a break from Mr. Scale? What? I know, I know, with any relationship it maybe hard to walk away but, I really think for your mental health you need to cut ties with him. How about this? Maybe think about taking just a short break, like say, a week? Just give a thought and let me know what you think. Like, I said, I wouldn't say anything but, I can see the frustration and stress that you're experiencing and you're too nice of a person to have to deal with that.

I'll let you go now, as I know that you've been busy with work, life, friends and family.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DDHEART 10/29/2012 9:14AM

    We all need to have this talk with ourselves once in a while...well done!

Oh and BTW...congrats on another half under your belt!

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