**Anna is swamped by school & by exams. She will return in the next week or two.**
October 15, 2012
I think I got it. I think I finally got it. Yesterday at the softball field I was talking with one of my teammates, and yeah, he’s thin. We were discussing relationship weight & other people’s struggle when it hit me: he’s not “that” gay guy. You know, the bitchy guy who enjoys the suffering of others. Instead, he was genuinely happy for the person we were discussing who had lost weight. I realized I have inadvertently surrounded myself with supportive people who genuinely want me to do well. Couple this with my first realization of the week and I feel like I’m back on track.
Last weekend Anna & I were discussing my irritation with my gym. I originally bought a membership to a gym less than a mile from my home. Last year they closed it & then sold the remaining gyms to a group that, well, doesn’t have the same life perspective as I do. Gone were the trainers, blaring was hiphop. Gone was ESPN, hello a gym that doesn’t pay it’s cable bill. I hated it & I hated going as it added 40-80 minutes onto my day, depending on traffic. This equated to my not getting & staying on track. After discussing it, Anna took me to look at another gym. Long story short, I joined as there is a location 1.5 miles from my home rather than 7 like my old gym. I like it & have gone all week. Actually, I’m looking forward to going today as well.
I finally got it. You need supportive people to kick you in the tush & to help you out. Also, weight loss has to be easy. If you make it difficult for yourself, you won’t do it!