Turn "Losing the Weight" Enemy into a Friend--If You Can
Posted Mar 12 2010 2:00am
“You know how hard it is for me to confront you, tell you
“Well, the truth is, you’re hurting me. I don’t think you
want to, or mean to, but you are”.
“Thank you for listening, for letting me look you in the
eye. It’s helping me already, helping me to think straight about this. I’ve
needed it for a long time”.
“I’ve been needing to tell you that I desperately want to
lose the weight, and a lot of your undercover shenanigans really prevent me from
doing it. I want you to stop it. Can’t you be on my side for once? Can’t you?
It’s about time, don’t you think?”
“I’ve told you a thousand times, don’t bring all those junk
foods into the house. It’s too hard for me.”
“Also, stop criticizing me so much. For heaven’s sake, I’m
only human. I make mistakes like everyone else. Can’t you forgive and forget,
live and let live? Really, I can’t take it any more”.
“And please don’t laugh at me for trying again. Don’t assume
I just can’t do it, don’t think ‘there she goes again’-it’s not fair”.
“Please be with me, not aginst me, I beg you”.
Joanna stepped away from the full-length mirror and fell into a chair,
exhausted, relieved, hopeful.