Sunday, December 12, 2010
Mister Mo’ Tangle
Total loss: -72.9
So there I was, with the biggest wad of tangled Christmas lights you ever saw, and it occurred to me how much the situation I was in was like my weight-loss journey.
I mean, it was all my own fault, after all. Instead of diligently wrapping the lights up last year, I saved a little time by… um… just throwing them in the box. Over the next 11 months, they apparently weaved in and out of each other to become a snarled, twisted mess.
And now I’m painstakingly trying to untwist, untwine and untangle them, cursing to Christmas music in the background..
At points, I think I’m making headway. Other times, I feel completely stuck.
There are many points during the process where I feel like giving up; however, I stick with it and a little more comes loose.
I just keep working at it, keep plugging away, and trust that I have the patience and the persistance to get the job done.
I had a pair of college-touring trips to Chicago, Baltimore and NYC bookending Thanksgiving week, so I’d already written a loss off this week. We ate at fantastic restaurants and made a habit of ducking in from the chilly streets for decadent drinks and desserts.
When I got back home, I knew I’d tangled the lights up some more, but I got back to the frustrating work of straightening things out.
Stick around, because I’m going to get my strand straightened out before long, and when I do…
I’m gonna shine.