Thursday, February 21, 2008

"It is what it is"

That seems to be the latest catch-phrase, or maybe I'm behind and it's not so new. Regardless, I have heard people say it a lot in the past week or so. What does it mean, exactly? Is it the next level past, "It's all good"? At least "it is what is is" is a little more true and realistic. I've just noticed that people use "it is what it is" as a pat answer and as an attempt to make themselves feel better about the situation they're in. So, I need to lose 20 pounds, but I don't want to exercise and I want to eat sweets. "It is what it is", I guess. NO!

I mean, yes, my weight issue "is what it is" right now, but that's not what I want it to be forever, and I'm not content to just "let it be." I have shared my struggle with friends around me and asked my accountability group to pray with me about it. I have journaled my food intake this week and have made a change in my normal Weight Watchers program (trying to jump start things with Core instead of Flex). I have found a little bit of new motivation and am hoping that I will see some downward movement on the scale on Tuesday.

I have a very "realistic" and probably too pragmatic personality, but I am not willing to settle for "it is what it is" when it can be so much more and better!


Katie Jo said...

Good for you chicka!
I am proud of you.

Jennifer Box said...

Thanks for this Nanette. I tend to use this phrase sometimes and I've never really thought about its implied meaning. Way to challenge it! And, welcome to the blogging world!!