Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Waiting Place

One of my favorite books is Oh, the Places You'll Go by the wise Dr. Suess. If you have never bought it, read it, or gave it as a gift (it makes wonderful gifts for graduates)...I wanted to share a little snippet with you...and IS band related!

This comes from right in the middle of the book:

You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.

The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.

Everyone is just waiting.

And I know what you are thinking. I am nuts. But it applies to us talks about hair (ie hair loss), waiting for a yes or no (for insurance approval)...

and most talks about being stuck in useless place.


Mr. Scale has been stuck all week. I have been a good girl. No Sunkist (31 days clean). Working out. Eating right. I thought maybe it was because my Lady Station was being visited by Auntie Flo. But she left. No movement on the scale. Then I thought it was because of DOMS, bc my muscles were really sore from working out. But that's better. AND THEN I thought it was because I ate chili several times this week, and that's a lot of sodium...but that should be gone now.

So I don't know. But I am trying to listen to the advice I give others. Keep making the right choices and hold tight. The scale will move.

I hate the Waiting Place.


  1. Nothing like a little Dr Seuss to keep everything is perspective :-)

  2. I'm in the waiting place...the waiting for a yes or no!


  3. I hate the waiting place too. I think the only reason why I was finally down a pound was because I get to sleep in a couple extra hours on the weekend. :(

    But you've been through plateau times before and you've always gotten past them. :)

  4. I hear ya!! Waiting sucks!!! But as we both know, hold tight at the station and it will come to you!!

  5. HA!! Bloody hilarious! I say this because I have to be one of THE MOST impatient people I know! Patience is not one of my greatest strengths & something I am continually working on! For the most part it has often been around losing weight and wishing it would just hurry the bloody hell up and disappear already! Too funny :)

  6. It's my most favouritest book of all time. I wrote about it in college admissions essays, during take 1 - 17 year old Angie goes to college.

    I know being stuck sucks - but think, it's better than being up! xoxoxoxoxox

  7. I give this book as a gift too, my fav! That Dr. Suess was a genius!

    Coming off my plateau this week I lost 4.5 pounds (not sure WHERE that came from even), hang in there, sometimes it comes in spurts!

  8. Fricken waiting place - I HATE IT!!! I just have to hope that if I do the right things the train will leave the station eventually.

    Em :)

  9. My favorite Seuss quote: "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened".

    Great insight Amy. Good Luck to everyone currently in their Waiting Place! Hope that scale moves soon!

  10. This is one of my favorite Seuss books, also. I have the ending of it writting on cloud shape poster boards and it is put up in the "foyer" entering my classroom...and the "waiting place"...let's just say I am currently in the middle of my 3rd, yes, I said 3rd plateau from HELL (currently 3 1/2 months long)!!! Your scale will move quickly enough, my dear Amy, because you are a better bandster than me. I did, however, begin working out, so maybe it will begin moving again.

  11. I am sure that your body is just adjusting before it lets you melt some more. Hang in there and I will have to check out that book

  12. Fantastic post!! I have been in the Waiting Place for 2 months now and it sucks! Thanks for sharing!