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I don’t want to write this post.

But, I’m going to do it anyway.  It’s a damn good thing I’m not shy.  At least not painfully shy.  I’m still a little shy.  Sometimes.  Especially around cameras.  I’ve had a love/hate relationship with them most of my life.  As a kid, I hated having my picture taken.  Then, for awhile, I didn’t mind.  Today though, I’m not such a big fan.  I know why too.  It’s because I’ve gained a lot of weight in the last year.  I’ve started about a hundred attempts to lose it, and every single time, stress gets the best of me, and I end up gaining more.  It’s ridiculous.

Humiliating, right?  Frustrating, exhausting, and stressful itself.  Hello, vicious cycle.  It gets better though.  I’m obviously not getting any younger, either.  Who is, right?  I mean, I’m not quite middle-aged yet (at least most people don’t think so, and if they do, they’re smart enough not to say so to my face), but I graduated from college 15 years ago, which I was reminded of when Jim & I attended the BC alumni Red Sox game last night.  It also reminded me that I graduated from high school 19 years ago.  I was also reminded of this when I learned that there’s an effort under way to organize an FHS ’91 TWENTY year reunion for next year.

I’ve never been to any of my previous reunions, but I made the mistake of mentioning to Jim that my 20-year reunion is next year.  He thinks the occasion is momentous enough that we should definitely attend.  I wasn’t so sure.  I didn’t even like high school that much to begin with.  It would be nice to see some old friends again, but the thought of seeing everyone looking like I do makes me want to move far, far away.

Enter superstar husband Jim to the rescue, with the best idea he’s had this year!  It’s a twist on using the reunion as motivation for me to FINALLY lose this weight.  Here it is:

*I commit to attending the reunion.  No matter what.

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