Trek Women
September 27, 2007

Everything's not lost...

Chicago_swim When I was in the middle of my dreadful swim during the Chicago Triathlon, the thought crept in to my head, “What if I can’t get through this?” I’d trained too hard to give up before I’d barely gotten started.

I tried to think of a song from my work out playlist and drew a blank. What came to mind at that moment was completely random and totally apropos – Everything’s Not Lost by Coldplay. I started singing the lyrics to myself and the irony of them made me giggle (and then choke, because I discovered that I can’t laugh and swim simultaneously). Coldplay kept me company throughout the race until I found myself at the finish line.

Everything’s Not Lost
When I counted up my demons
Saw there was one for every day
With the good ones on my shoulders
I drove the other ones away

So if you ever feel neglected
And if you think that all is lost
I'll be counting up my demons, yeah
Hoping everything's not lost

When you thought that it was over
You could feel it all around
And everybody's out to get you
Don't you let it drag you down

So come on, yeah
Oh, oh, yeah
Come on, yeah
And everything's not lost

At my monthly weigh-in on Tuesday night, as expected, I was four pounds up.  That may not seem like a lot in the big scheme of things, but I worry that I’ll let the weight creep back on if I’m not mindful. I’ve worked too hard to get here to let old habits drag me down. So, I’m being careful about my choices and I’ll drop the weight gain. I can get through because everything’s not lost. Oh yeah.

Everything's Not Lost (Live)


Hi Laura,
I am a good friend of Susan's and she suggested I read some of the other blogs, other than hers,lol. I was taken by yours and I especially LOVE the song you posted. I gained much too much weight when I went through my divorce and have been moaning to Susan for oh about 3 years now. She keeps telling me to get a bike and I just think "Yea, I could see my big butt on a bike, I would fall over." But then I read your story, and your butt is not big anymore by the way, and I feel motivated by what you have accomplished. I hope you are proud of yourself, you have done what so many of us haven't had the courage to do,YET! So Bravo! Rebecca

Posted by: Rebecca | Oct 9, 2007 9:06:02 PM

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