Saturday, August 25, 2012

Line in the Sand

As women we all have that line in the sand. The line that we don't want to cross. On the other side is a number. A number we don't want to reach. That number signifies gained weight.

I have been standing too close to my line in the sand lately.

In my mind I have many reasons why I am too close to my number:
--- I retain water like a sponge
--- It's been too hot to exercise as much as I would like
--- I'm Italian, me and food were made to go together
--- We are never home at the same time to make good meals
--- It's easier to eat out
--- I can have french fries just this one time

In reality though, these are just excuses.

It's time to put the excuses aside and get serious again. So I have made a commitment to:
--- Drinking 4-5 16 oz. glasses of water per day
--- Doing some serious hiking at least twice a week
--- Picking the healthiest option on the restaurant menu
--- Continuing my daily walks and yoga
--- Just being more active

I know this will be a constant battle my whole life.

The good news is, after starting to put these positive things in action last week, I am slowly backing away from that Line in the Sand.


  1. Sarah I'm with you all the way, since Radiotherapy and an under active thyroid which I swear came from the radiation I have gained so much weight . So go girl I will try and follow you stumbling....

  2. Oh my gosh, have you read my mind? I am exactly where you are!!! I definitely struggle with this, especially since passing age 45!! I have been thin all of my life (sometimes too thin, former anorexic) and lately I have been getting a bit...curvier...and it is bringing me down!!

  3. I'm very aware of this too. I was my fittest and healthiest when I hit 40 and then it all started to go wrong... I'm 50 next year and desperate to regain my fitness and health... But the longer you leave it the more difficult it becomes so like you I'm taking positive steps to deal with it..

  4. Hi Sarah, i too am closing in on "that line" ...another sign of getting older. the grey hairs, the age spots, the laugh lines and that weight...sigh. I am so not a vain person...but i do want to be a health one.

  5. At age 55, my metabolism has drastically changed. It seemed as if the grief from losing my dad and the slow goodbye with my mother tried to swallow me whole...and I lost all motivation...and the "double-nickle" age makes it easier to rationalize, well I am middle-aged now. So I am back to backing up from the line...but at the same time, remembering that we are not our size or the scale number. Wouldn't it be wonderful if all Barbie dolls had cellulite?

    Great post, Sarah!

    Denise in Akron, Ohio from BL and BTS

  6. You hit the bullseye for a lot of women on this one, Sarah. I go to the gym 3 times a week, I eat healthy meals (most of the time)'s the in between stuff that gets me!

  7. I crossed that line a long time ago, but I'm working hard on getting back to the other side.

  8. I am sitting here waiting for the hurricane:( I was thinking the same thing about my weight.Why does this have to always be a battle for women??? I loved this post and image.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

  9. Oh Sarah, do I understand that line. I crossed a big one for the third time even after making a big dip twice over the last four years. I'm not quite in the mindset this time (yet) to start again. My problem: I like sugar too much, even though I know it's not good for me. So when are we going to form the "crossed the line" group?? haha

  10. I am feeling it also... thanks for giving me a little boost.


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