Friday, October 14, 2016

Either/Or

Herself speaks.

So. I stepped on the scale the other day. And the scale shouted at me:

You Are Fat.

This is not a surprise, necessarily -- I have a mirror -- but the actual number of pounds was an unpleasant surprise. Why did I stand on the scale in the first place? Because I did look in the mirror, and I knew it was time to Do Better. I needed to know what I was up against. And now I know.

Yikes.

When I look in that mirror, I see Age. And even more, I see Weight. Despite the tremendous 'Body Acceptance' movement in the media these days, I cannot come to terms with how I look now. And so I am trying, again, to Do Better. Eat Better. Exercise Better. Treat this body better. And shed some Weight.

The hardest part of it all is the self-loathing, the self-criticism. Lamentable lack of willpower. Lazy. Weak. Ugly. Unattractive. Pathetic. 

I try not to listen to those voices.

I will take one day at a time. Work at it one day at a time.I can do it. It will take far, far more time than I would like, though. Alas.

I turn 50 next year. I can be either 50, or Fat, but not both. One is inevitable. The other is optional. We shall see how I do.

3 comments:

  1. I can completely relate to this. Hugs.

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  2. also completely relating over here ... one day at a time...

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