Well, This Can’t Be Good …

What is this, you ask?

This, my friends, is my terrible shattering disappointment. I know it looks like a simple broken key ring, but let me explain:

This key ring is the one I got years ago at Weight Watchers when I lost a very cool amount of weight and was feeling a little cocky about myself. I was ordering new clothes, weighing myself every day, wearing crazy new hairstyles (…well, okay, not that last part. I never wear crazy hairstyles. I’m very boring about that.). But I was¬†wearing new clothing styles! I even started wearing these cute little camisoles that I never wore before.

But then. … sadly … the weight came back. Slowly and insidiously. One pound here, one pound there. Then it was five pounds and even that didn’t seem like a very big deal, but then it was six. … and seven. … and ten. … and twenty. …

And let’s just say, six years later,¬†the whole thing came to a head on Saturday when my WEIGHTLOSS REWARD KEYCHAIN BROKE! Like it shattered! Self-destructed, people! As if to say, “You may have deserved this once, but you may no longer call yourself a successful loser … I will now self-destruct in T-8 seconds …” And all my keys went clattering to the concrete.

I’m very, very sad about this. I don’t know if I’m more concerned that I now have to actually buy a keychain, or that I really need to lose all that weight again, or that my keychain is communicating with me, but I know that seeing my keys all over the front porch really couldn’t be good. …

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9 thoughts on “Well, This Can’t Be Good …

  1. I feel bad about laughing at your obvious pain, but that is funny! I love that you feel the keychain has communicated with you. Instead of thinking it is telling you that you no longer deserve it because you are not a successful loser, think of it as if it is telling you that you no longer need it – because you are beautiful the way that you are! =)

  2. Man, I wish I had something I owned that self-destructed when I gained weight! Maybe then I wouldn’t be fighting off close to 100 pounds, lol.
    I had one of those key chains, too. Funny how something so small can make you feel so good, isn’t it? Well, actually, it was what you did to get the key chain that made you feel so good…

  3. I was right with you at those meetings and sadly, my lbs came back too. I’m pretty sure my keyring is that shattered piece of silver in my drawer that holds my size 6 bathing suit. I’m hoping my kid’s July wedding will motivate me.

  4. Well I think it’s a sign telling you that your husband thinks you’re beautiful!!!!

  5. Here is the dirty little secret about Weight Watchers: To be successful after losing the weight, you have to keep attending meetings. Period. And not just the once a month commitment. It’s free now, so lifetimers going to meetings should be a piece of cake. More than half the people who share said they lost weight and regained it all back. My friend/mentor Cheryl has been lifetime since 2000 and still goes to meetings once a week. She has a gazillion “16 weeks” charms and looks fabulous!! I tell myself that I am worth investing a half hour a week in.

  6. Thank you all for the show of support! I see I have some fellow wallowers (… waddlers?) who know what I’m talkin’ about, here. …

    And Dixie, you are SO RIGHT. I think I forgot to make the commitment. …

    And Chris, I love you!

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