A breakup letter to the 190s

July 5, 2010

Dear 190’s,

We’ve known each other for quite a while now, and it’s hard for me to say this, but it’s time for us to move on in our lives.  I have other decades to explore, and you have plenty of other people who would be so happy to welcome you into their lives.

I was so excited to meet you last year, and I’ll never forget the excitement that I had in leaving the 200’s behind and entering into Onederland, and meeting you, specifically 199.  I’ve spend almost a whole year with you, although I admit I’ve flirted with the 180s a bit, but always came running back to you.  I know we both thought we were finished with each other in the first quarter of this year, but of course a series of events lead me back to you in April, and we’ve been hanging out again together since then.

I’ve really liked getting to know the whole 190 family.  I’ve passed such a huge part of the past year with 194, 193 and their friends 195 and 192, I know them really intimately and they’ve been there every week to say hello again for several months now.

For the past month or so I’ve gotten to know 191 and 190 and of course 193 keeps coming back over and over.

But it’s time for us to part ways.  As great as it’s been to meet you, the slow weight loss & the “treading weight” periods are getting to me, it’s time to move on with my life now.  Plus, I know so many people who are so anxious to come to Onederland and meet 199 and his friends.  It’s best for us both to move on.

I know breaking up is always hard to do, but I don’t want you to feel like I don’t appreciate the time we spent together.

I learned a lot from you.  I learned to hang in there through hard times (like this recent miscarriage), and I learned I could get back on track while we were friends.   We made it through some really hard times together.  A cancer diagnosis. A hysterectomyA really eye-popping infertility story.  We’ve also had good times, of course – remember our happy list?  I started that after I met you, and I’ll cherish it always as a reminder of you.

But now it’s time, and I’m moving on to other decades.  I don’t want you to be jealous of the 180s – I’m not going to stay with them forever either. And it’s not like I’ll never see you again, either.  I’m sure you’ll pop up now and then over the next month or two, and after that I’ll still see you if I hop on the scale at the end of the day after eating and drinking a lot…  Several months down the road we won’t see each other very much – but if I get nostalgic I can always pick up something heavy when I get on the scale & come & say hi.

I know you’ve always wanted the best for me, and I really appreciate how you’ve been there for me this past year.  But now I feel ready to move on, and I know that you will make someone else really really happy, so it’s best for us to part ways.

Much love,

Sarah

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