Friday, February 08, 2008

Friday Quote Day

"What does not kill me
makes me stronger."

~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We've probably all heard or seen [or said] this quote – or a variation thereof – at some point in our lives. Jimmy Buffett used a variation of it effectively in "Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On."

This week of travel, organizing, purging, and moving stuff feels like it's about to kill me, but I keep telling myself it'll all be over soon and the end will justify the means.

Same thing with weight loss, isn't it? Except it's never over.

I know there are many lurkers out there who read this drivel. Have any of you lost a significant amount of weight and kept it off effortlessly for any length of time?

If you've had to expend a great deal of effort, has it been worth it? I can only guess that the answer to that one is "yes," or you wouldn't still be working at it.

I haven't had much of an appetite this week for some reason, resulting in not much of a struggle to stay away from food. I wonder two things:
  • How long will it last?
  • Is something wrong with my stomach?
Isn't it interesting which one is first. Hmmm.


Mary Gee said...

One time someone at a Weight Watchers meeting said to me "Lifetime member means life sentence." Yuck. I thought that was so depressing (being a lifetime member).

Running is the only thing I have found that works and is positive and happy and enjoyable. Limiting my food is always time limited and then Katey bar the doors - or maybe she should widen them instead, so I can get in!

mehitabel said...

I've used that quote a number of times in the last few years. I feel as if I should be pretty darn strong by now... since I'm not yet dead. I have lost a fair amount of weight in the past, but it crept back with the stress of the last few years, and now seems determined to stay. We'll see what happens with my new "weight-lifting" routine! (Babysitting. Babies get bigger, therefore the weight to be lifted gets higher all the time. But cute, too!)