Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Weigh-In


Ok bunnies - no Monday Weigh-In today. I ate a lot over the weekend with my family in PA - and I knew today's weight wouldn't be pretty. Unfortunately I don't see this weekend being much better, since I'll be having a "weekend with the girls" (Maddie and Ginger).

But I'm not giving up. I will walk as much as possible this week, and log my points over at WeightWatchers.Com. The never-ending urge to constantly eat has gone away, thanks to my antidepressant - so I don't think I will get too far off track.

Speaking of my anti-depressants, I would like to share an email I received recently in response to my recent trials and tribulations involving my depression and my weight. "A" sent me the following:

David,

As a follower of your blog I am always entertained and very often find myself laughing out loud at your comments.

Your recent post, Big Ball of Crazy, however was very inspiring and I want to Thank You for sharing something so personal. I know that something so personal is not an easy thing to share and it's very hard to admit to yourself as well.

I read your post and, like many others, saw so much of myself in it that it was a little frightening LOL. I too have been struggling with depression issues and have recently had a big struggle with my weight during several bouts of bronchitis.

Having retreated into my own little cave I have been wrestling with a way out and whether it was something I even wanted to break out of. Your post helped me realize that this is not something unique to us but is something felt, in varying degrees, by everyone. I determined that I don't want, or need, to continue this downward path.

You have inspired me to do what I can to break this cycle and to help myself.

I look forward to your continuing success and hope to follow in your footsteps. Keep up the good work and inspiring tales. (and the men, of course)

Peace, Bitch!!

Wow. I was absolutely blown away that someone had gotten a little inspiration from what was going on in my life - and decided to try and make things better for herself.

"A" and I have emailed back and forth a few times, and last I heard she had scheduled visits to her Doctor and to a Psychiatrist. Great job - and please keep in touch.

So, I may have gained a few pounds over the weekend, but I haven't given up. Especially since I have so many people, like "A", rooting for me. And I'm rooting for her right back.


XOXOXOXOXO

11 comments:

Wonder Man said...

That was some great news

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Take the time to take a few extra walks every day this week to get ready for Ms. Ginger :o)

miss alaineus said...

i wish i could go!

i might be within a 5 hour drive from the city (with mr michief in tow) around christmas if the plan works. we could all go to ARBY's!!!!


xxalainaxx

Miss Ginger Grant said...

Honey, we all love you and are inspired by you! And I promise to make sure you only drink "fat free" bacardi limon this weekend!

Beth said...

We never know if, when, or how we might inspire someone. I know it has to mean a lot to you to have that sort of feedback. That's wonderful, and I hope you and "A" can continue to inspire each other! XOXO Beth

Joy said...

We don't always know the effect we have on others. I'm glad for you and "A" that she let you know. That is a big step which wouldn't have been possible without your confession. This reminds me of these lines from a poem by Edwin Markham:

“There is a destiny That makes us brothers: None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others Comes back into our own.”

Stephen said...

My husband & I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary in about 6 weeks & I get emails about how inspiring we are. I am not sure that I want to be a role model...
I think I am too fucked up, but you are set an example of how a blog can affect readers.

Jennie said...

It doesn't surprise me a bit that someone was inspired. You are so gutsy, laying it out, and I've always admired you.

Have fun with the ladies!

Zombie Mom said...

Babe - you are awesome and even though I make fun of WW being cult gibberish when it comes to lifestyle (AKA; diet til you die) there is some serious there, there. In fact, moi is posted again as the success story of last week. And I also gained this week- ironic in that I am on the woowoo website - however, I figure any step in the right direction is one step away from fatness and ill health.

So you are a success.

Anonymous said...

Mama Bunny sez:
To my Fabulous Son:

I just read this post and I have never been more proud of you. I pray you will come to realize what the rest of us Dust Bunnies already know: you are talented, intelligent, handsome, charming and wicked funny. And now you can add "inspiring" to your long list of attributes. Whether knowingly or not, you did the greatest thing a man can do: you reached out your hand to someone who needed your help. Perhaps you saved a life. You made a difference. You are a really good human being.

Our whole family felt like we hit the jackpot this weekend simply because you were here. It meant so much to your grandparents to see you and it meant everything to me. I could immediately see that your eyes were brighter, your chin was higher and your hearty laugh had returned. I'm so glad the medicine is helping and I know the exercise makes you feel better too.

Please honor yourself and be proud -- you are a man of great character and dignity. My heart is filled with joy and love because of you.

XOXOXOXOXO

Mark in DE said...

OMG, how much do I heart Mama Bunny????

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