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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.

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    Great blog! She’ll soon be back...
    83 days ago
    Humor helps! And if you get "right back on track" you'll soon have your old friend back! emoticon emoticon
    96 days ago
  • THOMS1
    Loved your blog! Some weeks it could be my blog but as Eileen said you know what caused your friend to go away and you also know how to bring her back. emoticon
    96 days ago
    I love this blog it is so charming! I always know the reason why my friendly scale has an uptick. Too much sodium and/or fat. I also know that feeling in the pit of my stomach. (((HUGS)))
    96 days ago
    What a humorous blog, but we all get the message and we've all been there -- and yes, Steady will be back for sure. You know just how to invite her return!!
    117 days ago
    Yeah, there are days when everything goes right and our friend the scale tells us the following day "good job!"

    And then there are days when life happens, food happens, maybe exercise doesn't happen. And suddenly that friend becomes the enemy as it should "hahaha, shoulda done better!"

    Just see if you can make tomorrow a pie-free day. Or a cookie-free day. Or whatever it is that's screaming "eat me!" Because we all know what we need to do. It's just doing it day in and day out that is so hard!
    118 days ago
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    I totally LOVE your blog! ... You wrote it so well using wit and charm and delightful little characters that anyone would be endeared to! ... Not to worry about your good friend! She probably just waiting for you to invite her to come back. Good friends like that do not leave us but stay with us through thick and thin! ... Hope to see more of your delightful blogs! Please keep up us posted! ...🤗..💕...
    118 days ago
    What a delightful and cleverly-written blog! Steady Shrinker will return. You know what to do!
    118 days ago
    YAY! friend worth fighting for. You got this. There are always hiccups along the journey, but just bumps in the road. You can do it!
    119 days ago
    Such a nice blog and hopefully Steady Shrinker is back now!
    119 days ago
    119 days ago
    Sweet potato pie? One of my favorites. It's a "vegetable" right? It doesn't count?
    Ok, we both know better.

    How I dreaded any official weigh in day. Whether in a challenge or decades ago during those monthly pregnancy checks when I had to hop on that scale.
    Somehow even if my daily weight had been good every day all week, the "official" day always seemed to be one of those freaky UP days, I wanted to say "can't I use the nice lower number I saw yesterday?" Nope, into the official record went that UP number.

    At least you have an excuse. You know the reason for the uptick and you will fix it.
    Yes, your friend will be back because you looked honestly and taken responsibility.

    That's how we reach our goals. Hang in there.

    119 days ago
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