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Monday, July 28, 2008


Thank you so much for your comments on my blog.

I was listening to a song today. It was a woman talking to a man about how although she did feel protected by him at one point, it's now time to let him go and although he'll always be a part of her she had to learn to live without him.

I couldn't help but think about my weight. This isn't the first time that I've thought about my weight as some sort of protection, but it came right back to me as I was listening.

As I lose the weight I start to come out of my shell (which is really thin, bc I think of myself as very social - I always have)and I start to talk to people more and I thrive on new friendships, but I'm also really insecure and I worry that they aren't going to like me as much as I like them --I guess you can say I have trust issues.

Anyway, all that to say, that I know I need to put my shield (fat) down and just face the world as it is. I'm 40 years old and I think it's time to stop being afraid of people. All I can do is be the best friend I can and hope that that is enough.

I will get up off my butt and get moving!!

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  • KSTARS
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. So... I came to visit your blog. Very well-written.

    I feel the same way about my fat layers. They are protecting me. I can talk with men without the fear of there being picked up on. LOL

    However, I do not necessarily agree about your perception that you need to get moving. I think you do well. Look at your level of fitness now, compared to before you started running.

    We all tend to think less of ourselves. Just look at what you have accomplished!

    You make me want to join in and run!

    Kathy
    4470 days ago
  • BABSK1826
    Boy did your comment on weight as protection hit home. I lost my excess weight by getting sick. I enjoyed buying some new clothes and looking better; then I began to miss my excess poundage. I felt 'exposed' and as if a friend had left me.


    4508 days ago
  • HONEYBEA
    Wow. That iws powerful. I too use my fat as a shield. Ack! Help me!
    4519 days ago
  • SEESKO
    Love this picture

    4538 days ago
  • GIRLINMOTION
    What a great analogy of what being overweight does for people who have are struggling with personal demons against the fight for a healthier lifestyle.

    So have you got out and trained yet???? It is coming up soon your next run!!!

    Hugs, Sonia
    4558 days ago
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