A Friend Worth Fighting For
Friday, March 26, 2021
Steady Shrinker - A BLC term that is used for people who have either lost or maintained their weight every week throughout the 12 week challenge.
ohhhhhh... It is a sad morning here. I am mourning the loss of my dear friend Steady Shrinker. She has been such a faithful friend for the past eleven weeks. Every Wednesday we would meet in my bathroom closet. Some weeks we laughed and laughed over lost pounds, other weeks we met faithfully hoping it would not be our last week together and both giving a sigh of relief when the scale gods smiled down on us and granted us yet more time together.
This morning I lay in bed surrounded by an ominous feeling. Somewhere deep inside I felt different. It was a lonely feeling and yet it was so much more than that. I think maybe what I was feeling in the pit of my stomach was the whole sweet potato pie I ate the night before.
But I digress... I left the comfort of my warm bed and padded across the floor, the hard tile cold against my bare feet. I flicked on the bathroom light and squinted as the stark light pierced the empty air. Ahead of me was the door to bathroom closet that housed my scale. Oh how I dreaded stepping into that formally joyous closet. I knew, as the remnants of the pie rumbled around in my stomach, that she was gone. I didn't need to step on the scale but it was a duty I could not forsake, and so I said my final farewell and officially faced my fate.
This morning feels so lonely. It is not easy saying goodbye to such a fun and true friend. I have no one to blame but myself - I spent my week fraternizing with other friends.
Chip was fun late into the night while we sat on the couch together watching TV. And Bread... my beloved Bread and I had several interludes throughout the week with Butter tagging along. And of course there was Pie... Sure they stuck with me for a little while but they always left me feeling uncomfortable both physically and mentally. All the while I ignored Steady. I don't blame her for leaving. She's not gone for good though. She is one of those forgiving friends who always comes back if I treat her right. I really miss her. Today I plan on looking for her and hopefully we will meet up in my closet next week and laugh and laugh like the old days. We will reminisce about the time I strayed and talk about the lessons we learned along the way. This morning I will mourn but I will come back stronger and I will fight because some friends are just really worth fighting for.