6/14/07

I shouldn't be jealous of...

  • "skinny girls" because someone out there is probably jealous of me (lord knows why)
  • the lady I ran with last night who has run two Boston Marathons because another one of my running buddies runs with me to push herself. I should also be thankful that I have my health and the ability to run at all ...plus the encouragement from them to get my ass in gear and try to run a full marathon some day (I think they're crackers)
  • the people i see everyday who eat whatever they want. I know that's not necessarily the healthiest way to live life but I miss being able to just go out and order whatever I want at lunch instead of racing around at the last minute in the morning trying to find something in the fridge (like today). Being lazy and going out and getting fast food will probably take just as long as preparing a healthy meal and I'm better off for the latter in the long run.
  • the people who won the $40 million last night. But what can you do? I'm the stupid arse who didn't buy a ticket.

9 comments:

Jen said...

I agree with you on the last two...I shouldn't be, but I am...

I always have this great plan to win the lottery...but I never buy a ticket...now THAT would be a wonderful feat if I won....

~paige~ said...

marie, you absolutely should not be jealous. i know what you mean though...what a rotten thing jealousy is but yet we can't help it.
btw..no james blunt doesn't do it for me at all that is what makes the whole thing weird.

Sara said...

You know what is so funny I was buying some blueberries this morning and I saw this stick thin woman buying a yummy looking croissant and I thought "boy am I jealous" but then I remembered your Swiss Chalet post about you not being jealous of your friend and I thought to myself I don't know her story, blah blah blah. But it still stings b/c I totally would've loved to eat one!

Angie All The Way said...

Yeah lately I'm feeling a bit more jealous of the "skinny" girls, the ones with the bottomless pit stomachs and the bitches at the gym with the nice flat tummies and and rock hard legs and arms (they are "bitches" cause that'll never be me! lol). It's kind of funny though, because when I was still in the obese category (it's weird for me to say "was in") I never was jealous of them because it's almost like I was so far from it that I couldn't even compare myself. Now that I'm becoming a healthy weight, I actually do compare myself and I don't like it!

I think jealousy is also a positive human response though because it it something that can drive us to be what we aspire to, as long as we recognize what is a realistic thing to be jealous of (I am the queen of finding a positive angle somewhere!)

I bought a ticket and won nada :(

Leanne said...

Jealousy can be a good thing....

It just depends on what you do with it...

I am jealous of skinny people but it just pushes me to work that much harder

I am jealous of people that can run for more than two minutes in a row but that makes me commit even more...

Now, if you get jealous and it just makes you a miserable person, that is a totally different story!!!

Good topic Marie!!!

Wheebs said...

Odds are those people who can eat what they want now will have to re-examine their eating patterns as they age and the metabolism isn't what it used to be. We're just learning earlier, that's all!

I'm also a stupid arse who didn't buy a ticket...the thought of that much money scares me, actually. haha!

Natalie said...

I didn't buy a ticket either - I meant to but forgot! Oh well, isn't working so much more fun?

Sarah said...

I'm jealous of YOU!

But good post, it's so easy to get caught up in the dumps and think, why can't i do that? but you're so much better for your healthy lifestyle in the long run!

CaRoLyN said...

I look at the pcitures of you and think....she looks fantastic but I'm not reall jealous because I know that someday I will get there. These last 10 lbs will come off eventually.
I AM jealous of your running though. I did start the C25K program last year but found that it really bothered my knee so I gave it up and stuck with power walking.
You are doing fantastic and your posts are so thought provoking...LOVe them!

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