(Borrowed from Facebook.)
I learned a strange thing.
According to a study
(Possibly sponsored by any one of the "buy a box" diet centers
or diet clubs.)
People lose weight more successfully...
if they lose in a group or buddy system.
I know a support system can be helpful.
But I tried Weight Watchers once upon a time
and it was an unhappy experience.
Everyone was sooooo nice and supportive.
But I do not like to be weighed in front of others.
I really dislike standing in front of people and talking about
what does or doesn't help me.
It embarrassed me when other people clapped for my efforts.
And my family hated the recipes.
I hated eating something other than what my family ate.
I am a socially retarded.
Truly and sincerely.
I understand the process.
Most people enjoy being part of a club,
gathering together, eating together
and sharing ideas.
I like those things!
Except the club part.
And the having a focus/goal in common part.
I do not want to compete with anyone
or to compete as a team.
(rah! rah! rah!)
I am not doing this to win anything.
Not even accolades.
I am not trying to regain my self esteem.
I am not looking for confidants.
I am doing this to live longer and feel better.
The amount of time it takes me does not matter...
because there is no temporary diet here.
No starting point and no stopping point.
This is my life now... until it ends.
The more I thought about it...
there has always been a "buddy" system at work in my life.
Its called family and friends.
I've always got C4C and the man...
and all those kids I created.
So I guess they were right after all.
I am much more like that photo up there...
not needing to be one group or the other.
I'll just make my life fun out of what's available.