If your life was a book, what would it be called?
A Book To Bore You
ROFL - I was thinking that about mine too. I am having a hard time thinking of something. It would have to be about having faith - that's for sure. That has been the main theme in my life.
orMaking the Best Of It
Ashley, that made me laugh so hard!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm going to say The Fat Girl....and I don't mean that in a feel sorry for me "Oh no, Carrie, you're not fat" kinda way, because well, I'm 35 now and I've just come to grips with it, you know?? And, honestly, the recurring theme of my life has been my weight. I've been overweight since I was like 6 years old and not one day of my life goes by that I am not either trying to lose weight, thinking about how much I need to be trying to lose weight, or completely disgusted about my weight. Even when I lost a bunch of weight in college and felt great about myself, I had to work out for 2 hours a day, 7 days a week, and NEVER ate anything that tasted good. So still, my life revolved around losing weight/keeping it off.
There is just no way that there could be a book about my life that was called anything else. Okay, maybe I could call it something nicer like "The neverending pursuit of the skinny body that I don't have the right genes or enough self-discipline for" Too long? lol
Carrie--you rock! I have finally decided the same thing within the last month or so. I have realized I don't have the discipline to be thin, nor do I care enough to. I would rather enjoy life eating what I want (in moderation of course) and not worrying over it, than be thin and miserable eating food I don't really care for or grow sick of. I do love my fruits and veggies, but when I go out to eat, I'd rather have a great meal than stick to a salad I can make at home. And, I don't really want to work out at a gym because it takes that much more time away from family, when I'm already gone 50+ hours a week. When I was thinner, I wasn't more happy, so whatever.
Hmmm, okay maybe I should clarify. No, I will probably never be as thin as I was in college, and I'm okay with that at this point. But I was SO much happier with myself when I was thinner. I do think that being thinner would improve all of my relationships because I can love other people better when I love myself and feel comfortable in my own skin.
I just wanted to clarify that I didn't mean that I have resolved not to try to lose weight anymore...just that my life pretty much revolves around losing weight, and even if I lose weight, it will still revolve around it because I have to work so hard to keep it off. And, even if I was at my ideal weight (for me), most of the world would still consider me to be "fat"
So, maybe I need to change the title of my book to My never ending pursuit of the skinnier me! My first post did sound a little negative, and I didn't mean it to, cause really, I love my life. I just wish the person living it was skinnier
The Middle Place would be my book right now. Its a book about being a daughter and a mother at the same time, stuck in the middle.
Not sure about one that would be my whole life though.
Right now my book would be called "The Waiting Game"
I do love my fruits and veggies, but when I go out to eat, I'd rather have a great meal than stick to a salad I can make at home. And, I don't really want to work out at a gym because it takes that much more time away from family, when I'm already gone 50+ hours a week.
Jess (OT) I TOTALLY agree with this, when I go out to eat, I want to eat something yummy!!! and finding time to work out is so hard because it directly takes away from family time!
I have no idea what to say. If it were home it would be "Mom, I have to go Pee in the Potty." I like Carrie's also. I have always struggled with weight and can relate to everything you have said.