Wednesday, August 12, 2009


The scales don't lie.
The scales tell the story of depression.
The scales tell the story of self-worth that has taken a recent beating.
The scales tell how I slowly allowed my circumstances to pull me away from my goals.
The scales tell me how I have nearly given up.

But there is somehow a small spark (how appropriate) still ignited in a corner of me that refuses to be doused by the sands of discouragement, depression, and circumstances.

That spark says there is still hope, and it tells me why.
That spark says that I still drink 4 bottles of water a day.
That spark says that I still enjoy fresh fruit and yogurt.
That spark says that I really could exercise if I would only step on the gazelle.
That spark says that I haven't gained back ALL the weight.
That spark reminds me that I have lost 20 pounds and that I can lose 20 more if I set my mind to it.
That spark says that I should try again.
That spark says I can succeed.
That spark says that it can change the story of the scales so the spark and the scales can begin to tell their story as a song, and sing it in harmony.
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    Thanks so much, Carolyn. You rock! :-)
    3818 days ago
    The great thing about the learning we've done on this journey (even if it doesn't always show in our bodies) is that we know we really can do it. There are roadblocks all along the way, and for everyone, they're a different size, just like us. We can get knocked down, but we won't get knocked out. I'm sad to hear that something's been bad enough to throw you from your course. Just know that the only thing you can do (and you've already begun that process) is to take steps towards the place you want to be again. I have that quote in my signature that matches your last thought, "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~Carl Bard. You CAN find that harmony again, and if you need anything, you know I'm here for you.
    3819 days ago
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