Thursday, November 6, 2008

On being a hypocrite, and being OK with it.

I suppose it's the biggest hypocrisy that I can be such a hypocrite AND be ok with it.

I don't believe in any sort of afterlife. But I believe in ghosts.
I don't believe you need a ring to be validated, but I'd so badly like to get married.
I believe, hard & fast, that the best thing you can do is save money, but I buy frivolous things all the time.
I believe in 'live and let live' above all, but I can't stand close-minded people.

That's just a sampling, before I bring it 'round to the diet world.

I believe that if you want it bad enough, you'll make it happen. But I've sabotaged myself every. single. time.
I believe that the slower the weight comes off, the more likely you are to keep it off. But, If I could wake up skinny tomorrow, I would.
I believe that everyone should be accepted and loved for their body and size, but I don't want this body I have.
I believe in living each day to the fullest, and just be happy. But we all sacrifice each day for something we want tomorrow.

Life is about finding a happy medium, and being OK with some hypocrisy. You have to struggle with the ones that you battle with, and find an understanding on your own. Or, like me (for the most part) just happily admit that you're a crazy hypocrite and move on. We are human, and we will NEVER have all the answers and we shouldn't be expected to.

I guess what sparked this entry, is that any time I look back on old entries I think I must look like such a douchebag.
I'm always giving advice about weight loss, and patience, and hard work, and the uncontrollability of your bodies.
But then I bitch and complain about how I'm not losing fast enough and wah wah wah.

So, I'd just like to say that, you'll just have to be a hypocrite yourself...... get totally annoyed by me, and love me anyway. :-)

6 refreshing comments:

Low Carb Vee said...

You know, I just found your blog a few weeks ago, and it's rapidly becoming one of my favorites; i.e., one of the first ones I check out of the roughly 150 subscriptions on Google Reader.

I love, love this post. We're so similar, it's scary! (Or...are we ALL just hypocrites, but no one has the guts to list the reasons, as you have?!...I *totally* sabotaged my near-wedding weight with cheat days almost every weekend before the big day. I *know* I could have been 5-10 pounds lighter than I was!)

The thing about some diet blogs is that I don't think folks often talk about their pitfalls...about those days when they completely fall off the wagon and order 2 McRibs and 2 Cinnamon Melts (What? me? never...) and eat half a box of Fudge PB cookies a few hours later. This kind of post shows how human you are, and that makes you so much more identifiable than others.


P.S. Thanks so much for visiting my spanking new blog, and for your kind words there.

Blueberry Muffin Queen (Jenn) said...

:hugs: to you dahlin!

I think it's awsome that you're getting in touch with your inner hypocrit. Now whoop that little girls ass!

Identifying the issues should make addressing them easier. At least that's what I'm told.

I'm being told I *can* do laundry now. At 4:50 am, you darling dear you!

Chai Latté said...

Gosh, Vee! Thank you :-)

Fatty and I were just complaining that we wish we had more great blogs to visit (slowly, our friends list is dwindling!) And I am glad I can add yours to the Yay! pile :-)

I totally hear you about the wedding sabotage. I've had goals to lose weight for every small, medium, and big event in my life. I never met a damn one of them. I've wanted it more than anything, and would probably pay in limbs to have achieved it, and YET, I sabotaged myself each and every time.

I think human brains are WAY too complex for themselves. :-)

Chai Latté said...

Hahaha Jenn, you forget, I'm totally OK with being a hypocrite! :-)

I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing, it's most just inner indecision. My logical side can't possibly believe in a life after death, but my emotional side loves the curiosity of ghost stories!
If I were forced to decide between the two, I'd lose something important, I think.

And ugh, I hate laundry!

Fatty McFat-Fat said...

hahaha word of the week seems to be paradox. Which in some ways are just mathematical hypocrisies. Count me among the most hypocritical. It's so easy to believe something, but be too lazy to practice it. I also hate laundry, except when I'm doing it, lately I get to box. ;)

Melissa said...

Well, I love you no matter what!

And I think we all have a little hypocrite in us...

by the way. My little security code thing says: "ousnom"

haha. Nom.