Give it up.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Early in this journey, I was loosing weight at a mad rate. Not unhealthy, but fast. I got a lot of questions/comments that I don¡¦t hear so much anymore, and one that I¡¦d almost forgotten was this: How do you find the time to exercise? (Variation: I just don¡¦t have time to exercise!) I shamelessly told people that I gave up cleaning my house. (I should have been honest, I guess, and told them that I never cleaned my house.ƒº )
So, I gave up house cleaning. Stopping at Dairy Queen every day on the way home from school. Eventually, I gave up French fries (though I do snag a few from my hubs¡¦ plate). I gave up pop tarts, which I used to eat for breakfast every day.
I gave up lots of embarrassment and self-consciousness. Gave up shopping at Lane Bryant, though I wasn¡¦t really too happy about that one. Their clothes are nice. My thighs don¡¦t rub together anymore, I gave that up. Gave up wearing a t-shirt over my swimsuit, too.
I gave up my hatred of onions, and other ¡¥juicy crunchy¡¦ vegetables. Like celery. Then came my dislike of coconut, turns out that food is okay! So I gave up my avoidance of ¡¥fruit breads,¡¦ like banana bread. Although maybe that wasn¡¦t a good idea. I gave up my salad avoidance, turns out that food is okay, too.
I could say that I gave up almost half of myself, but the truth is that the person standing here is more of a whole person than the 269# person who stood here 3 years ago. That other person, I gave her up.