4/3/08

sum me up in six words

Brevity is truly the soul of wit...and I claim to have none. So hottie mchotterson Jen tagged me in some meme which seems to have taken on a broken telemaphone game here. I went back a few paces to find its origins and find it's really not a motto we're looking for, but a memoir of sorts, rather. LURVE that it has its roots in Hemingway (who doesn't love a brilliant drunken writer?) and some other famed peeps. So here goes my hand at it:
Shed some pounds, found my smile.
I hid from the world under a fat suit. I fully admit that. The fat girl allowed me to sit back and watch the world without consequence but also kept me from making real bonds with the world around me. It is great in that I am a good judge of people within a few mins of meeting them. I can tell if I will like them or hate them, if they're fake or real from just a few words. I'm rarely ever wrong. But it's been a lonely place these 28 years. I've had a few good friendships, but some have come and gone, especially since losing the weight, which I've talked about previously. I wish them all of the luck in the world though, as they're wonderful people and have their heads screwed on straight. I'm just thankful that I am no longer in a state of depression, whether it was diagnosed or not. I am no longer in a health crisis. I am no longer coveting other people's lives and wondering why that can't be me. That is me. I can be successful if I want to be, I just had to get up off of my lazy ass and do it. I am not the lazy, sad girl anymore. I laugh when I want to, cry when I want to, run when I want to and, yes, even dance when I want to...even when people are watching. I found my smile and myself. Play along if you want - catharsis is good :)

7 comments:

Randi said...

very lovely. nice work.

Shirls said...

and gave hope to many on the way

Jen said...

I am glad you played...and are SO much smarter than I to think about looking up the origin...

I'm glad you aren't lonely anymore...and you do have a beautiful smile!

Claire said...

Thanks for the encouragement! And I'm so glad that you shed that fat suit. :-)

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

That's a great way to say it. I feel the same.

Cat_82 said...

I'm glad that you found your smile, 'cause it's a gorgeous one. You have a wonderful story Marie, and I am so glad that you're 'out from hiding' because you've inspired and supported so many people along the way.

->cara said...

I can 100% totally identify with the "fat suite" identity. I've been hind behind mine for about 25 years now. Not any more. I've lost 75 pounds so far (55 more to go) and will never be that girl again!!

Here's my stab at the 6 words thing...

"Contently optimistic, through grace accomplishing anything!"

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