Friday, August 16, 2013
You were there working hard when I was working on losing 50lbs. We shared every day together making new and tasty things. You kept me full and satisfied and best of all healthy. Then things changed, you were distant.. or maybe it was me... ok, I admit it, I was cheating on you and every day that I did I felt ashamed. There you sat on the stove, waiting so patiently for me to spend time with you, to create wonderful things with you. But I was busy and couldn't plan ahead. I was too busy to cook and was eating on the run. I was too busy to take care of myself and of you. Soon you moved. The pressure was too much for me to take, to know you were always there waiting for me to make better choices and you were placed in the cupboard in the dark, all alone. As for me, my new friends were those 50 lbs as they slowly crept back on me, as I tried to ignore them, now they were always there for me whether I liked them or not. And me and my extra 50 pounds ate junk food together, sat around and were lazy and had no goals. It was fun at first, to pretend I didn't care and to pretend nothing had changed, but after a while I started to get tired of those 50 pounds (and their other 90 friends). They made me tired and out of breath and they limited my freedom to wear cute clothing, ride on rollercoasters, and fit comfortably in chairs, etc. They were sucking the life out of me.
Then I saw a picture of myself when you were in my life everyday. I looked so happy and healthy... and I realized that I need you in my life magic Wok! You bring out the best in me, you encourage me, you complete me. So I found you again, you were way in the back of the cupboard, you were dusty and hadn't seen the light of day for a long time. I knew we had to start out slow again, so I carefully washed you and placed you back on the stove. At first I added a tiny bit of olive oil, then garlic, then I added something I had never tried before... swiss chard. It was heaven again, just like we had never been apart and I knew that we were continuing on our healthy journey again!!