Sunday, May 25, 2008

Living in the shadow of 'almost'

I spend my time almost ready to do something: lose weight, organize the house, start inviting people over, get back into long-distance cycling.

It's amazing how long I've been able to swallow the wishful-thinking pills. I always think if I just do a little-bit-more, then I can really start living.

It's easy to forget that living is what I'm doing right now. The only difference is that this is not the way I want to live.

So I've started inviting people over. Boxes? Oh, those are decorating choices. Yes, leaving boxes scattered around your living room is the latest look. Everyone does it, didn't you know? Martha's going to mention it in her magazine any month now.

Of course, since my futon/couch let me down – literally – I’m not so keen on inviting people over until I get a Proper Couch. Or sofa. Or davenport. Whatever. I'm working on that this weekend.

Wait a minute, you say. Isn't this supposed to be an exercise & weight loss blog? Yes, actually, it is. I created this blog because accountability is one of the most important ways to lose weight successfully. However, since I can't separate exercise & weight loss from the rest of my life, I've decided to tweak this blog.

Henceforth, I will either
a) post stats about working out and eating those damn green leafy things
or
b) post the reason excuse why I failed to meet the goal for the day.

Even if this turns out to be a Thomas Edison sort of blog*, I can learn from my failures. Or celebrate my successes. Methinks posting progress or regress will help.

*I have not failed 10,000 times. I have found 10,000 ways that did not work.

5 comments:

Xenia said...

Welcome back. I've missed you. :)

Mattie said...

I totally LOVE your signature line.

Welcome back. I was just about to give up that you were going to come back and just delete you right off my blogroll! LOL

Merry said...

Hi Xenia! waves I kept meaning to post, but I was intimidated by how long it's been since I last posted. That set up a cycle of not posting, then being even more intimidated by not posting, then not posting some more, then... anyway, the lesson is: don't stop. Momentum is a pain to get back.

Hi Mattie!
No, plese don't give up on me. I'll be good, promise. Or at least I'll try to be bad in a creative manner that makes for interesting reading. Something like that.

Crabby McSlacker said...

You're back!

I'm a big swallower of wishful-thinking pills myself, so I can totally relate.

Will be looking forward to more Sheeshness whenever it's available, and good luck on the accountability thing!

kathryn said...

Merry you're so very right. We put off so much until . . . something is different. When I'm richer, thinner, married, get the promotion, change jobs, move house - then I'll be happier. So often forgetting that this is your life, here, now.

It's something I've spent far too much time doing, all the while not realising that my life is pretty good. I made a decision a couple of years ago to try and STOP IT. Easier said than done, but I'm happier and more "in" my life, now I'm not wishing it away all the time.