Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Kindness of Strangers

I was at the gym this morning – shocker! – using the pec press machine (won’t make the boobs any firmer but it builds the muscle under them so they sit a little higher…) when a woman I’ve never met, or even noticed before tapped me on the shoulder.

I pulled out my headphones and she said, “I just wanted to tell you that I’ve seen you here early in the mornings working with your trainer and I wanted tell that it really shows. You look great! Keep it up, girl!”

I’m getting all teary remembering it now. She totally made my day!

My friends, my coworkers, Sharon, everyone I know tells me that I look good – but this is the first time a total stranger has gone out of her way to say something to me.

I was chatting with her on the way down to the locker room after than and she told me she’s lost 60 pounds. SIXTY! How incredible is that?!

Losing weight is hard. (Understatement of the year, I know, but that doesn’t make it any less true!) And when it’s done right, it’s SLOW – which just makes it even HARDER!

And it’s something that so many people struggle with. It’s not just a matter of deciding: “Hey! I’m gonna lose some weight!” You have to really commit to it and it’s a CONSTANT commitment. A slip here and there is fine, but it’s a constant and continual battle – every minute of every day.

I’ve only lost 20 pounds in six months but I’m determined that those 20 pounds will never come back.

To everyone fighting that constant, demoralizing, difficult, uphill battle against your own body and mind: Good luck!!!!


Garth said...

So post a picture so we all know how hot you really are. (wink)

Anonymous said...

Yes, Miss Eye, Post a picture....before and after in that very private place we have.


Anonymous said...

Wow. How cool is that?