Sunday, August 21, 2011

I Am On Track

Weekly weigh-in: 225.5

Loss: -0.5
Total loss: -66.4

Emotion: Chuggin' along

So there I was, sitting at the railroad crossing, watching train cars lumber by.

And it got me thinking…

That was me.

On the track.

Chug, chug, chugging along.

Going the wrong way, unable to turn around, slowly rolling toward whatever future lay in my path.

That’s what it felt like anyway. A feeling of helplessness and hopelessness. The idea that change was unthinkable, inconceivable, unachievable.

And then one day, I pulled back on the brakes. Decided that enough was damn well enough…

And I changed direction.

I realized that the train can go either direction down the tracks.

Either direction.

I am the conductor.

This is my train.

And I am on track.


  1. Losing weight successfully really is about 90% a mental game isn't it? Congrats on the loss.

  2. Congrats on the loss and fabutastic post.

    Somedays (like today), I feel like even if I'm on the right train track, I'm not gonna get very far in this inflatable raft of mine...

  3. Congratulations on your loss!

    I have taken back conductorship (invented word) of my train and it feels great to be headed in the direction I want to go!!!

    Choo choo!

  4. YAY congrats! Yes mental is a big part of it. I have problems with the other side of weight. I have a history of anorexia so I have to be careful not to od on the weight loss.

  5. Good for you Jack! Sometimes those .5 pound losses are the hardest fought.

  6. All aboard, my friend, All aboard!! (wouldn't let me use my screen name...weird)

  7. I have read a quote that went "even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there". Let's keep moving. Congratulations on the loss.

  8. That really spoke to me. I like the optimism and the resolve that my fate is in my hands!

  9. Wait... no sarcasm? No jokes? :) God, I love your blog. Too much. Keep hanging in there!

  10. Congrats! Keep up the good work you're an inspiration :)

  11. Funny.... I had this little sense that something was going on. I wouldn't normally do this, but since I'm a high priced call girl(rather than a streetwalker)....

    Sound flippin' familiar? Like, how do we let this happen to ourselves?

    Oh well - more bourbon watermelon

  12. Sometimes it does feel like losing weight is outside of my control.

    Thanks for reminding me that I'm driving this thing.

  13. YES TO THAT! Consistency will keep you going in the right direction on that track.

  14. Ahhh and I like that idea for whats shakin here this morning too!

    it works in so many situations.




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