My Body Is Heavier, But My Mind Is Lighter

October 31, 2014 2:42 PM

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My Body Is Heavier, But My Mind Is Lighter

I don't know when I'll stop saying things like, "I just went through a really tough time," or "We've recently had some hard times in our marriage." Truth is, I can honestly say that for the first time in quite a few years, I've been actively working on fixing the problems in my life for at least the last six months. Six months. Half a year. And yet, I know I've not run far enough away from the person I used to be to truly feel like I've escaped her grasp.

And it's harder to run now -- literally -- because I've gained weight. Somewhere, in the midst of fixing my life, I've slowed down on my lifelong pursuit, nay obsession, of being thin. There's some extra padding there. But, although sometimes I hate it, I like it, too; because while I've been gainin...

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