Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Good Essay--Cinderella Is Overrated

If you want to read a great essay, go check out Cinderella is Overrated by Robyn of Robynn's Ravings; her essay is posted on Red Pine Mountain, as the winner of a contest. It's good writing, funny, and spot on in terms of some weight loss issues so many of us face.

Here's a little slice--a question she asks in the essay, If you take an egg and put a bathing suit on it or an evening gown, doesn't it still look like an egg? Is either outfit going to flatter me?

Here are some other of my favorite bits of Robynn's essay:

Diet and exercise. Really? I thought dieting WAS exercise. I exercise self-discipline. I exercise self-control. I RUN off at the mouth about how long this diet is taking and how miserable I am. I JUMP to the conclusion it's never going to work. I THROW myself around in fits of hysteria. All of this makes me break a sweat and, if that isn't exercise then really, I give up.

And. . . those two extremes - devastation over my plight and laughing at how ridiculous I am - would sum up where I am in my head most of the time.

Check it out.


  1. Hi! I just found you blog from your comment on my "wildly snoozing" blog, which I am no longer keeping up, you're right. I do have a weight loss blog though that I keep up with if you're interested.

  2. I'm going to check out the essay. Great post!


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