Wednesday, March 16, 2005
I miss me too Beck
Sweet ms ralph ('xcuse me inability to do cute links, she's the mighty left me a comment yesterday saying she misses me.
I was not going to come back and post till I clear this mess inside me, but the truth is that I miss myself too, and I thought that writting here might help me see some of me again. Or not. I don't know.
When someone is engaged in a long journey to loose a huge amount of weight, like I do, there is one thing that is certain. At some point, they will become impatient. I think this very impatience is what sabotages all the wonderful efforts at the end, and gets us back to the old habbits, back to the comfort of tacos and cookies.
Logic does not exist in any schism. There is no explanation in why someone will be meticulously diligent in eating and exercising for a long period of time to simply blow it in a couple of days. There is no way of having concrete understanding why the same body that will react in a certain way by a certain eating plan and a specific exercise routine will decide to stop reacting, or even have reverse results. Abyss is the human soul, and I am yet to discover the depths of mine.
Sometimes I feel I am two of me. I am the wife who wants to start a family. And then I am the woman who wants to experiment and explore the world of men and lust. I am the sensible dieter who have worked hard and have achieved so much. And then I am the rebel who refuses to be judged by the size of her arse. I am the P.R. consultant who likes to glow with pride in her fancy outfit at the intermission of yet another succesfully organised theatrical premiere. And yet I am the old fashioned woman who dreams of a house with a garden to grow her own veggies and be a stay-at-home wife and mom.
The schism again. Between the soul and the body. Between the who I am and who I wanted to be. Between me and mine. Between mine and theirs.
Compromise. I have learned that. I have tangled this task too. But the rebel awakes from time to time and she is so capable of creating storms. The rebel returns like a tornedo.
So the truth is that I am afraid of the rebel. I am afraid of her, really am. The more weight I loose, the more tempted I become. The more of me gets out, the more of what stays in gets panicked. Does that sentense even makes sens? I wonder...
We went out a lot during the long weekend. We went out with friends, who brought their friends and we were always with a big group of people, and there were many new faces around. And many of the many flirted with me. And I flirted shamelessly too. My husband is not happy with this. I can sense it. And I am not doing anything about it. Actually now I come to think about it, I did. On Saturday and Sunday I returned home to devour amazing quantities of halva, turkish delights, valhrona chocolate. On Monday, during the traditional lunch of vast quantities of seafood and ouzo, Vangelis and Sofia persuaded us to do the crazy thing again. We have another national holiday on March 25, our Independence Day. They said...come know what would be nice for the long weekend? To hire Vespas and cruise Rome! So all Monday was spent in plans about a 3 day trip to Rome, a trip none of us can afford, but hey, we live only once and there is always plastic...
But Angelos yesterday told me we are not going. The schism again. A part of me was admiring my sensible husband, was loving him for his ability to talk sense to me. And yet, a part of me felt terribly let down because, remeber, we only live once and there is always plastic...
I know I cannot do this anymore. I do not have the patience for 3 kg losses in a month. I cannot diet another year. I want to know if the schism will cease to exist when the eager soul meets the slim body.
As of yesterday I am back to the detox. I spoke with my med last night. I sms'ed him after midnight actually, asking if he was awake and if we could have a talk. Luckily he was up and reading at home. We had a long telephone conversation. Two hour long! It is always good to be friends with your doctor. It felt good to talk to him like I'd talk to a friend.
He said I can do it. I can detox for 2-3 weeks, have a day off, then go back. Every 2-3 weeks he will change it a little. But the basics will be the same. Lotsa apples, lotsa baked veggies, lotsa salds, olive oil, tzatziki or rye rusks, depending if I am eating raw salads or baked veggies. Few Tsp of lentils or azukis every couple of days for protein. A stuck of herbs and supplements I got to go buy later today.
Kimba said in a comment that I am conditioned to see big losses after the January detox. She was so right. But I cannot have it any other way. Since August last year I have lost some, gained some, lost some, generally, I have maintained. I am confident about maintenance. I just need to loose the rest fast. This whole saga has really worn me out. Last night I slept in the sofa for the first time in the almost 8 years I have been married. Not accidentaly. Intentionally. And it has nothing to do with him really. I just had to be with myself. See how much I stand me. And I know he feels isolated. And I do not have the energy to approach. I just need to mend first.

Posted by Argy at 10:36 am
Blogger Catesa said...

Hey gorgeous, ve missed you! you're going through a lot right now and this decision is all 100% yours, just wanted to let you know ill support you in anyway possible! sometimes we all need time alone, do you try to explain to A.? of course he feels you are alittle distant but well he will probably understand with time. big *hugs* for you!

1:05 pm

Blogger Tracy said...

Oh Darling, it sounds like you're probing deep - sometimes you have to do that, to weigh what is important and what is not and if you are the person you want to be and if not, why. You are very courageous and honest and lovable, I'm sure you'll come out of this difficult phase brighter than ever. Same as Cat - I'll be here for you *hugs*

1:54 pm

Blogger Christy said...

Funny how you think your just losing weight but the emotional part of it all is so tough! You discover so much about yourself! I lost weight and found a new me, found I wasn't happy with my life, divorced, fell madly head over heels in love, gained some weight back (lol) and love my life now. It's a tough road but if you take time for yourself, as you need to do, and follow your will come out on's good to look inside, you have to, to be successful I believe. :) Hang in there...and hugs to you.

3:48 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hang in there Argy. This is just a rocky part of the road. You will get there. It will take longer than you want but losing weight gradually and calmly will be more neneficial in the long-term. Try not to shut out the light of your life too much - don't punish him because he loves you when you're having trouble loving yourself. Forgive me if this is a bit of a lecture - I'm just worried is all, and sending supportive thoughts.
remember, living well is the best revenge

10:23 pm

Blogger kimba said...

Finally Blogger is letting me comment!

(((((((((HUG))))))))) You are strong and beautiful and wise. You'll get through this.

I know you're impatient. I know you're sick of this weightloss dragging on. But for me, I'd rather have 2-3kg a month losses and not gain any of it back, than big losses then gaining it back and essentially maintaining. Know what I mean? Just my opinion know what works best for you.

Big hugs and kisses, sending you lots of love and light.

6:28 am

Anonymous Lyn said...

I can relate to a lot of what you said in this entry. I'm uplifted by your courage in getting to the real you and what makes up "you"

Your honesty is refreshing as always!

Lyn :)

6:44 am

Blogger Ms Gigglepuss said...

You're back! The emotional stuff is pretty rough, but you can get through it. Stay strong!

8:51 am

Blogger ms ralph said...

I tried to comment yesterday, but of course blogger was being a total pain in the arse. I wanted you to know that a lot of what you are feeling is totally normal. Weight and women's sexuality are two very strongly connected things and they both can play havoc with our insides. I'll probably email you more of a personal comment soon. Hugs.

9:23 am

Blogger LibrarianOnTheLoose said...

Argy, you are going through alot of changes both inside and out. I look forward to reading your honest appraisals, but will understand if you need to take a break. Good luck with the detox!

10:17 pm


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I have spent all 36 years of my life loving life itself and this will never change. I am a great lover of the smallest things. I am addicted to smells and I attach them to people and events. It is impossible for me to wake up without ice in my coffee.

Age: 37
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SW: 130kg/286lbs
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