Thursday, February 7, 2013

Red Light. Green Light.

So there I was, sitting in my car at a busy intersection, and it got me thinking about how the situation kind of reflected my weight loss efforts.

I sat there, watching cars take off in all directions, all with different destinations in mind. To me, the cacophony of traffic represented all the diversions and distractions in my life, the things that pull me away from what I’m trying to accomplish.

I gazed deeply at the red light, thinking about how it symbolized the circumstances that slow down my progress, keep me from attaining my goals.

The changing traffic lights convey the start-and-stop nature of my journey, how some weeks I feel like I’m going full speed, other times my progress grinds to a complete halt.

And the people honking like crazy and that person behind me yelling “Go, you f*cking idiot!”… they represent the factors in my life that are pushing to keep me going forward, even if I’m not always thrilled with the way they get their message across. But I’ll admit it: sometimes you need a little tough love to get you moving in the right direction.

So I guess that’s the thought I’ll leave you with here today…

“Go, you f*cking idiot! Go!”


  1. Words to live by! “Go, you f*cking idiot! Go!”

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  3. Honk Honk! Stop getting in my own way! Ha ha ah a

  4. That's just about the nicest thing anyone has said to me all day.

  5. Thank you I needed that! I'm going, I'm going.

  6. I have lost over 100 lbs in 2012 and have 25 more to go. I write a food blog and decided to write about losing it....
    Reading other diet blogs I found them to be boring....
    Your blog is not boring. It is creative and funny.
    Come by and see me sometime.
    I will be back here regularly.

  7. Thanks for this little metaphor. That last little bit is so true. Sometimes we get stuck in a mental feedback loop and the solution needs to be sudden and jarring. It kind of adds a new emphasis to the phrase, "snap out of it." Emphasis on the snap.



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