Monday, September 14, 2009

The pit of despair...

Maybe not a pit really. More of a funk.

The last few days I have been a bit irritable.

A bit cranky.

I had had a run in with my too-too.

I first learned about too-toos when I read Victoria Moran's wonderful little book, Creating a Charmed Life. She writes about being a girl taking dance lessons. When she finally gets a tutu she is thrilled- until she looks at herself in the mirror. "Ditch the tutu." she tells herself. "You're too fat." Moran goes on to write about too-too's, the restrictions we put on ourselves. Some of us are too heavy. Others are too broke. Too old, too slow, too stupid.

You know what I am talking about.

Last week I got it into my head that I am too big, too fat, too homely. Into the pit I slipped, growling at those around me. I went from voluptuous and fabulous, to fat and frumpy.

Then the most tragic thing of all happened.

I gave up chocolate.

Mon dieu!

My misery was infinite and my entire family knew it.

This afternoon I was lamenting my horrible mood when the answer struck me like a two pound box of Godiva. I am essentially happy with who I am.

It was time to ditch the too-too.

Luckily I knew where to find the key unlocking my too-too. The Toblerone Bar that I had hidden for emergencies. As I bit into it the too-too fell away and I was restored.

Lose your too-too's ladies. There are keeping you down.


David W. Padrusch said...

The only thing you are is too beautiful/wonderful/hot/sexy/intelligent/loving/funny/etc/etc/etc.


Lisa said...

Oh what a great idea!! I'll start, tomorrow! hehe
Hugs, Lisa

Pom Pom said...

You are right about the wasting of time thinking we are "too too" and here in our luxurious country, we have the option to dwell on ourselves like that. But, nobody cares really. They just need us loving them and chocolate IS like vitamins - absolutely necessary! YOU are beautiful, Sara! Smart, too! xopp

~~Carol~~ said...

Hi Sara! You are so right. Some days are easier than others at letting go of the too-toos though!
Never be so hasty as to give up chocolate cold turkey again! I did that once with coffee. Not pretty.

mgster said...

Not to embarrass you...but when I looked at that picture of you and the girls on the first day of school my first thought was..."Sara is so pretty!" So, I am glad you wrapped those too-toos in a wrapper...candy bar wrapper and tossed them in the trash where they belong! Bye-bye too-toos...hello CHOCOLATE!

Ginger said...

I know I am too fat, but I will never ditch my chocolate. lol.

Piecefulafternoon said...


Jean said...

Sara, I knew chocolate was a heal all. It is a hard thing sometimes to accept ourselves as we are, but I beleive sooner or later we find a way to find peace within us.Have a wonderful day.
Jean in virginia

Elizabeth said...

Dang, read the post too quickly at first and got all excited because I thought you were giving away chocolate again. When I scanned down to the word Toblerone, I wondered why you were giving away just a candy bar..I think I need to slow down...maybe a nice cup of coffee and my own chocolate stash will do the trick!

Anonymous said...

Sara you are such a gem, in every way.

I had an ultracrap and ultraemotional day myself and my hubby, who has never before encouraged such things said "Wow your day really is sucking. Go get a box of Godiva." I would have hugged him but this was over the phone. ;)

Ms. TT

Anonymous said...

OMG! The terrorists hate us bc of our chocolate. Do not let them win. xooxoxo Mari

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I loved this post! I do the same thing--get all cranky about being fat, and then think, "Why? I'm not unhappy." And I'm not. And I keep chocolate stored in secret places all over the house. It keeps me sane.