100 lb. Club - The love affair is over...




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matt_H
05-01-2009, 02:29 PM
with the scale.

It wasn't meant to be. I did start off loving you and thought we had such a bright future together. But lately, no matter how much effort I've put into this relationship, you give me the cold shoulder. You used to lift me up when I've been feeling down, and now you don't budge or you mock me with added pounds.

I'm going to have to ignore you for a while and this will be tough.

I hope our time apart will rekindle what is there. I don't want to give up on you completely, but I want you to be honest with me and be there the way I need you to be.

Goodbye, I wish you well.


luvja
05-01-2009, 02:35 PM
:lol: Sometime's a small break is best for the both of you!

harrismm
05-01-2009, 02:35 PM
Ditto!!!LOL!!!


WhitePicketFences
05-01-2009, 02:53 PM
Best to you, Matt. Just because you need a co-worker to contribute on a project ... doesn't mean you need to marry them! :)

Numina
05-01-2009, 02:57 PM
ROFL!

What a great idea! It can be too easy to get hung up on the numbers on that piece of machinery instead of noticing all the subtle improvements in the machinery that is your body. You are working your program and you are so very definitely on a downward ride --- changes on the scale are just a little addition to what you already know.

Good for you for taking a break from this relationship. Some time apart will remind you of why you got together in the first place ---- and precisely what part that fickle scale should play in your overall plan.

Thanks for the smile, Matt, and good luck with the new routine!

Numina
05-01-2009, 02:58 PM
Uh, Matt?

"I'm now registered for the Komen 3 Day Walk for breast cancer! 60 miles in 3 days!"

WOW! Seriously big WOW!

matt_H
05-01-2009, 03:06 PM
Uh, Matt?

"I'm now registered for the Komen 3 Day Walk for breast cancer! 60 miles in 3 days!"

WOW! Seriously big WOW!

Thanks!

I've been doing a bunch of longer walks. This Sunday is a 20 mile walk called the "walk for hunger" (bad name, it funds food pantries in Boston) and on the 16th and 17th I'm doing the Avon 2 day walk (39.2 miles over 2 days). I don't need to pimp those pages because I've reached the fundraising minimums :)

Charity walks are a great way to get in shape as well as doing something good at the same time. I'm sort of addicted to them now as I've signed up for 5 or 6 of them this year :P

cfmama
05-01-2009, 03:18 PM
Yep it's time for a break. I hope your scale understands what it's been doing to you... and after all the time you spent together too. Maybe it needs to take my scale with it? Eight days and just up and down. They can cry together when we leave them in the dust ;)

GirlyGirlSebas
05-01-2009, 04:04 PM
The scale is a fickle mistress indeed! She is better left with an occasional fling than an on-going romance.

vixxi
05-01-2009, 04:04 PM
my scale and i broke up last week.....im sure we'll get back together soon!

Slashnl
05-01-2009, 04:12 PM
If you love someone, set them free....

barefootnikki
05-01-2009, 05:42 PM
Wonderful letter. I might break up with mine next weekend (depending on her attitude this week).

Matt, you don't need that scale. The fact that you are going to do all that walking blows me away. How long have you been walking, did you just start with a short walk and go from there? Amazing darlin'!

bobblefrog
05-01-2009, 05:47 PM
I'm with you Matt. Only one month dieting and I was addicted! It was soooooo hard not to go talk to her this morning, but I did it. And for the first time in two weeks I didn't have emotional fallout today (either good or lately bad). Someone suggested only getting on the scale when you know you've lost (ie pants looser) but I don't know if I can go that far. That would be like cold turkey. I was thinking I'd try doling out the love - like every Sunday...! LOL!

matt_H
05-01-2009, 09:06 PM
Wonderful letter. I might break up with mine next weekend (depending on her attitude this week).

Matt, you don't need that scale. The fact that you are going to do all that walking blows me away. How long have you been walking, did you just start with a short walk and go from there? Amazing darlin'!

Last fall I did my first marathon walk after training all summer. That was the 2008 Jimmy Fund Walk. This year, I've been trying to do as much walking as possible with longer walks on the weekend. There are training schedules that you can follow for marathon length walking and it takes roughly 3 months to get ready if you are starting from scratch.

I'm walking 20 miles this Sunday and I would like to get camera and take some pictures of the event to share on my 3fcs blog.

Numina
05-01-2009, 09:43 PM
I would LOVE to see those pictures, Matt!

Good luck on Sunday!

kiramira
05-01-2009, 10:28 PM
Dear Matt:
Remember me??? It's Ms Scale. I miss you and want you back. I remember those days when you used to jump on and off of me every single day, sometimes even twice a day. And I remember how happy I used to make you. But before you left me, it seemed that nothing I did ever pleased you. I tried changing for you, but I couldn't keep up with your demands for more, more, MORE...I tried so hard -- I really, truly did. And it was such a shock to be shoved to the back of the closet, next to those disco boots and that red satin shirt from 1976...
But, Matt, I WILL be strong. I WILL survive, and I WILL always be here for you, when you need me. And I WILL be honest, I promise, even if you don't like what I have to say...
Until we meet again,
Ms Scale

JulieJ08
05-02-2009, 12:53 AM
Dear Matt:
Remember me??? It's Ms Scale. I miss you and want you back. I remember those days when you used to jump on and off of me every single day, sometimes even twice a day. And I remember how happy I used to make you. But before you left me, it seemed that nothing I did ever pleased you. I tried changing for you, but I couldn't keep up with your demands for more, more, MORE...I tried so hard -- I really, truly did. And it was such a shock to be shoved to the back of the closet, next to those disco boots and red satin shirt from 1976...
But, Matt, I WILL be strong. I WILL survive, and I WILL always be here for you, when you need me. And I WILL be honest, I promise, even if you don't like what I have to say...
Until we meet again,
Ms Scale

ROFL