Text A Friend

by carolyn on January 14, 2014

These past few weeks have found me scattered, flustered, and overwhelmed.

Every day seems to present a new challenge in the form of a broken water heater, a small electrical fire, a dog (or two) in need of behavioral modification, and so on and so forth.

Then there are the constant reminders of ongoing issues… When looking in my mirror, ‘have my roots actually grown out another centimeter?’ Really need to make that hair appointment before this blonde is officially busted as a brunette.  And that  warning message on my dashboard “LOW TIRE PRESSURE!!!every time I start my car. I filled you with air once? What more do you want from me??? I’ll deal with you later…once the more pressing issue of hair hue is resolved.

I’m lucky to have super supportive family and friends that keep me as sane as possible when I want to quit everything I’ve ever aspired to accomplish including my diet, my job, and my next breath. When one Carolyn texted a certain ex-roomie/current BFF, Kitty, that she was 5 seconds away from quitting her diet, her job, and her life, Kitty told her to make a list of why she should not quit those things. An angsty Carolyn exasperated, “the only reason I do any of those things is because I feel obligated!” Not a very helpful list. The next texts Carolyn received from Kitty were as follows:


I couldn’t believe that she was able to so quickly do for me what I couldn’t do for myself in my state of anxious panic. And the fact that she wrote the lists out instead of just typing them in a message meant a lot to me.  It felt like *wow she really cares about my success and my current attitude and truly wants to help me feel better.*

And though Kitty didn’t make a list of reasons I should continue breathing, I would like to report that as of this post I am still breathing.




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1 Kitty January 14, 2014 at 10:16 pm

Reasons to continue breathing:
Me & Coco
Friends & Family
A fresh new french manicure.
Polar Bear Swims.
Breaking Bad.


2 Bettie Negley January 14, 2014 at 11:20 pm

I wish I was as quick-thinking and creative as Kitty!! Carolyn, you are very special in at least a million ways!! I have also been feeling frustrated because I can’t reach my goals everyday or even any day. Let’s just do our best and make sure we enjoy what we can each day and let’s let some things go. Let’s live as if each day is a gift because it really is!!


3 Honi Gottlieb January 16, 2014 at 8:31 pm

Hey there .. Just wanted to wish you luck n TSFL. .. I have been on it since July 8 th and am down 51.4 pounds ..still have 22-25 to go.. It’s a great program and if ya need any recipes .. Just send me a email .. Much luck and good health to you!!


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