Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On Diet or Good Mood:

Let me be one of the first this year to say, out loud, that I am not on a diet to loose weight.

It seems that a lot of people out there dieting since the first of the year.

I have long since past the mark of the big Five-O. I’ve past through and gone on into menopause, and I’m not afraid to call myself old.

I’ve seen cancer and the death of my eldest child. I’ve lost friends and family to death by accident and disease. I’ve lost my hair to chemo and waited until it all grew back.

I’ve climbed mountains and swam in oceans, I’ve sung on stage for money to strangers, learned to dance the tango, mastered in a craft or two and generally enjoy my life.

So, I flatly refuse to make myself miserable by the fact that I’m over weight and having a hell of a time overcoming it.

This does not mean that I am giving up.

I will still exercise because it is good for me. I’ll eat right because I do not want to make the situation worse. But, I will not under any circumstances diet to loose weight ever again.

I may some day loose the extra poundage I have acquired. I also may not. But if I do, it won’t be because I starved myself on some freakish fad diet or popped some pills to get there. It will be because I finally found the balance I’ve needed for so long in my life.

So, until then, I will never again have the excuse that I’m on a diet and that is why I’m so cranky. I’ll just be cranky because I’m in a bad mood.

By the way I’m in a great mood today. Mostly because I’m not on a diet.


Batty said...

Well said! Being pretty and being thin... that's what women are supposed to be all about. We are so much more. Even the ones who appear brainless and bimbo-esque. I have yet to meet a woman who is truly a two-dimensional joke... or a two-dimensional joke with two bumpy bits sticking out the front.

Your body has taken you through life, through ups and downs. I think it's doing OK.

whitey said...

I am a new to your blog love this post. There was a recent video clip of a gal at a fast food place throwing a tantrum because they did not get her order right the news person telling the story thought it was because she had been dieting and was in a very bad mood.


I hear you sister. I don't diet either. But my asthma has made being more active difficult and now with the butt bruise and the cold weather, not to mention the depression, getting aroundat all has been hard.

My goal for this year is to get back to a regular workout/walking schedule.

Thank you for your recent comment, Lady E, on my blog. We all have our demons.