Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I'd rather be a comma

So one of my favorite feel good songs is "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall" by Coldplay. I could seriously listen to this song over and over again.. it just makes me happy.   One of my favorite lines from it is... "I'd rather be a comma than a full stop" which I have now kind of turned into a life "mantra"..... I'd rather be a comma...

The last couple of weeks have been a little bit crazy, busy, stressful, overwhelming and I had a viral infection for about a week and a half where all I did was cough all day...and I mean all day and night long, I felt awful, crappy, and even missed like 4 days of work.  I also had my roommate move out and been trying to find a new one, and dealing with all that, I have gone out on a couple of dates and trying to balance that with the rest of my friends and family, and because I have been sick, and all the other stuff, I really have not been very diligent or focused on my weight loss efforts.  Because I have been feeling so crappy the past couple of weeks I haven't been to the gym in about 2 weeks, I haven't been consistently writing down what I eat and paying attention to calories/ww points, I have ate out more than I should and haven't made all the right choices and I have even fallen back into my old habit of "over booking" myself.  With all this going on though I NEVER once thought... "I'm just going to give up, this weight loss thing is too hard"... no, it was more like "I really miss the gym, I need to feel better soon" or "I need to feel better so I can go back to planning and prepping my meals instead of going out or just grabbing something".  When I am going to the gym, doing my meal planning, writing down what I eat, attending my weight watchers meeting and and updating my blog... I feel more in control of my life, and I have missed feeling in control for the past couple of weeks!  I went to the gym yesterday and it felt AWESOME!   So even though I took a brief "pause" for the past couple of weeks.. I did not come to a "full stop"... yay!  It was also a great reminder to me of how important this journey is for me...there will be "pauses" along the way I am sure, but I don't want to ever come to a "full stop".  So, I am writing this for all of you who may be on "pause" for a bit as well as a reminder to keep going... don't stop.  I am also writing this so when I come to a "pause" again, I can remember why I started in the first place.. to feel better and more in control of my life. 

Thanks again for following my blog and all your supportive comments!  Take a minute to listen to the song, even if you have already heard it a million times, I think it deserves another listen, especially to the lyrics...

1 comment:

  1. Camille, you are awesome. I'm sorry that I've been out of touch the last month or so. I've been on a social pause to take care of a lot of things. Consequently, I've been on a diet/exercise pause, too.

    I will send you a long email next week when I'm done regrouping. I hope you are still plugging away. :-)

    Btw, I'm going to go see Fat Kid Rules the World when it comes out this month. It's supposed to be really inspiring. I don't think it's supposed to inspire us to lose weight, but more so remind us that we are awesome. I think during the weight loss process it's easy to forget our good qualities because the number on the scale is so much more quantifiable.

    On that note, I just wanted to say that your awesomeness is immeasurable. Love you, girl!