Sunday, June 5, 2011

Time to hop off the emotional roller coaster

By Emily Davies

from Life On The Perpetual Diet... just one of the stories from The EDGE AND I by Tonya Thomas

"If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all."

That could easily be said about me--or at least when it comes to men.  that is, until I met my husband Larry.

When I was a child, my mother used to tell the department store sales ladies that I was "chunky."  She didn't want to use the F word.  In this case, FAT.

Maybe that was the start of my life as a yo-yo dieter.  I'd lose, I'd gain.  I'd lose, I'd gain.  During my fat periods, I'd be more likely to have a date with a package of cookies than a guy.

Eventually I did meet a wonderful man who treated me like a queen.  He'd been married before to a woman who lost a logt of weight -- and then left him.  He was determined not to let that happen in his second marriage.  It started innocently.  He'd bring me treats from the bakery.  And then he took up cooking wonderful--fattening--meals.  If I didn't eat them, he'd feel hurt.  All I felt was fat.

And so the struggle continued:  me to try to lose weight, and for him to keep me fat.

And then I met someone else . . . and I had a decision to make.  To stay with an insecure man who adored me, or risk all for a handsome guy who could offer me an exciting new life.

What would you do?

_________________ Tonya Thomas is an award-winning author who currently writes women's fiction.  You can find her stories available for  Kindle, Nook, Smashwords and other e readers.  Her box set, THE EDGE AND I, contains five stories for the price of three.  You can find her at her website/blog, on Facebook, and Twitter (@TonyaThomas1), or visit her Amazon store.


  1. If you still love you hubby, I would talk with him and let him know your concerns. Don't give up on your relationship yet.

  2. Listen to Dru and Janet! Good luck with whatever you choose.