Friday, January 15, 2010

It is what it is...

I know my title today sounds like this is going to be a depressing post about my weigh in today, but it's not. I'm at 258.9 which is better than my goal for this week by one pound! Seriously, it could have been better without my indiscretions of cookies and honey buns and cheetos, but I'm satisfied to not have gained. This also means I am finally out of the 260's! and my total loss since August is 31.1 lbs. Not terrible.

We met a few days ago with a financial advisor who after hearing our woes of having 2 mortgages for the last year just calmly approached it with the "It is what it is" philosophy. No second guessing, no looking back, just looking at where we can go from here and what we can do to better our financial future.

I need a better grasp on this philosophy and I think a lot of people in the same boat probably do too! I think if I could just accept that this weight I have now is what it is and stop being depressed about it and instead just focus completely (without judgement or second guessing) on what I can do to better my physical future. Simple concept, not always simple execution.

It is what it is....What will it be tomorrow?


  1. I can't even tell you how often I say "it is what it is." I think we can get so hung up on the problem that it interferes with the solution.

    Your out of the 260's...great job :)

  2. Jodie, I am so proud of you! A 31 pound loss since August is incredible! And you are so right--sometimes we just need to realize that it is what it is and let it go. I wish I was better at doing that!

  3. Your blog rawks! I found your blog a few days ago on a blogroll. I have been reading through your archives and we have a lot in common:

    I am in my thirties
    I am overweight
    My mother abandoned me (though not when I was as young as you were)
    My father is/was generally disinterested in me.
    My sister and I struggle with our strained relationship
    I have two awesome, wonderful adopted kids (though they are not biological siblings)
    I was unable to get pregnant (but for different reasons than you)
    I am a stay at home mom

    Thank you for sharing your journey so honestly. It is inspiring.

  4. I think you are sailing right along and doing a good job. Keep your chin up and know we are in this together and we are rooting you on!

    P.S. I like the new layout :-)

  5. Just found your blog! I agree - accept your weight, but be aggressive in continuing to shed the pounds. Come check out my blog?