Monday, August 22, 2011

Thoughts in Picture Form

I came to do a post today and couldn't believe it has been a month since I last posted. Just ridiculous. I do apologize. I really am a huge slacker. In soooo many ways.

Anylazy, I wanted to share some thoughts with you but I've decided to go with pictures.

This is just one of the things that I need to print and put on my fridge. I keep quitting, for stupid reasons, and then I have to start over.

I get sick of starting over so I quit again. It's a never ending circle.

Are you sick of starting over? Shall we stop quitting, together??

Those delicious chips that I love so much? That ice cream that screams my name from the fridge? The cookies and fudge and brownies that pin me down and jump down my throat and then proceed to settle on my ass?





Another one to go on the fridge perhaps? I'm sick of feeling like crap about myself because I've sat an munched on something that, sure, was delicious at the time...but wasn't worth the exercise that I should have done (but didn't) to burn it off.

Criminal Minds, CSI, The Mentalist, Glee, American Idol, Big Bang Theory, Survivor, Next Top Model, etc etc etc.

Somehow, many of us have the time to sit and watch these shows. We have the time to sit and watch hours and hours of television but then in the same breath will turn around and say "I don't have time to exercise".

You know what? I have a life to live, I have two young kids and I have a gorgeous husband.

I do not have time to be fat. Enough of this shit already. I'm 32 but most days I feel like I'm 62. I want to get to 62 and be able to say, "I feel like I'm 32!!"

Here's a couple visuals for you:

Um. Ew! I know which one I'd rather look like inside. I know that in THIS case I'd rather be lugging around a ton of bricks than that ugly looking fat.

And last but not least:


  1. We could be twins. I could have written this. I am very frustrated too that I can't seem to get my head straight. Tomorrow is another day.......maybe tomorrow will be our day.

  2. I so appreciate your honesty and your desire. Let's do this together!!!

  3. Awesome honest post, I hope you find the motivation you need to start doing the serious exercise. I know once ya stop watching those tv programs you don't miss them!

  4. I know how you feel. I quit and start over, quit, fall into overeating abyss and start over, then quit and start over. It's a never ending story and I am tired of it. 6 months of being a perfect "loser" and then I quit and in a month I gain all the weight that I lost in 6 months. So stupid.
    So the question is: how do we learn not to give up in the middle of the journey?

  5. Wow that x-ray picture is scary! I think I am going to print that and put it on my fridge!

    What a great post though, I totally hear everything that you are saying x

  6. Maggie! I am with you 100%. And, it makes me happy that someone else forgets their blog for a month. Or, in my case, two months.

    Anyway, I love the pictures that you posted. They really drive home your point. Losing weight is important. Sometimes it's hard to stop thinking short-term (one or two cookies aren't that big of a deal) and start thinking long term (I don't need these cookies to make me happy).

    I don't want to start over again either. We can keep each other on track. Feel free to give me a kick if I get whiny or lazy. :)

  7. The x-ray picture is pretty eye-opening! My reaction was the same as yours....EW. Jump back on the wagon Maggie and stay on. The ride is bumpy and rough, but worth it in the end. (I'm telling myself this at the same time)

  8. I said the same things this morning when I couldn't get a pair of my jeans on! I am sick of me! I so want to get into my pretty clothes! But it's so hard! I will try again!
    Good luck to you! We can do this!