Yesterday I did something momentous. If, that is, one defines “momentous” as “something I’ve done like a thousand times since the age of 12”.
I rejoined Weight Watchers.
If you’d like me to spend oodles of time and space explaining the particulars of just why keeping my ample buttocks on the proverbial wagon on a permanent basis is an impossibility, you can drop me an email and ask for a dramatic recounting of my numerous climbs onto and spectacular nose dives off of said wagon.
Or you save me a lot of time (and fritter away a bunch of yours) by going back and reading my archives. I did just that recently and have realized that something I’ve said before in the last few years happens to be true:
The longer I do this, the more convinced I become that this journey is essentially an endless series of beginnings, of moments when draw a fresh line in the sand and start over. Sometimes the fresh start comes from a place of zen, a calm acceptance of the infinite struggle between ourselves and a lifetime of obesity.
But there are other times when we see a moment in our future where we’d just really rather not be quite so fat, thank you very much. Like, say, the prospect of wearing a big white dress in front of your friends and family while pledging eternal love and faithfulness to a man just crazy enough to love you.
That’s right, friends. Tim and I are engaged. A year from now we’ll be dressed in our best and saying I do.
(Shout out to the citizens of hell who are all enjoying tall glasses of ice water today—You’re welcome!)
The quest for the dress and a body that fits into it begins today.
Let the adventure continue!
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