It’s Wednesday, also known in my house as the day after the Biggest Loser
day. Love that show. My favorite quote from last night’s episode was:
“Our contestants have to leave their unhealthy pasts behind.”
I think it was Bob who said this when talking about what the contestants needed to do in order to move forward in and toward their new lives. I especially liked this quote because it brought up the PAST (the archaeologist in me loves the past) and it reminded me of a quote I use in archaeology class:
“The Past is Never Dead. It’s Not Even Past.” ~William Faulkner
Yes, Bob is right, we must leave our unhealthy habits and ways of thinking behind in order to move forward. However, while we may be able to put the past behind us, we must also remember that our pasts will always be with us – the past is never dead – it’s not even past. No matter where we are or what we do or how much weight we lose our pasts remain with us. They are a part of us. To forget our pasts is to make possible the same mistakes. This doesn’t mean we can’t rise above our pasts – all of you are a testament to rising above past habits and past thoughts – rather than forget – we must let our pasts be the motivation for our future.
P.S. The pioneer women in the picture seem so different from us but their struggles are a part of who we have become (with the exception of Jimmy and Greg, our two male contributors – heehee).