Monday, August 19, 2019

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss: Chapter Five

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss
By Sandra Warholic Seeley

Chapter Five

First of all, I want to mention that these chapters are on a two week brain delay. In our workshop today, the topic was “Make Activity a Habit.” Sometimes it takes my brain two weeks to put the topic in my Ninja 4-in-1 Blender and Topic Processor in order to transform it into something light and frothy. Also. sometimes it takes me two weeks to make writing a habit. So I’m developing a good habit that is an activity.

Second of all, I’m going to share my Saturday weigh-in day thoughts that bombarded me as I woke up this morning. Thought number one: I don’t want to go to my workshop today because I gained weight this week due to hosting a 4th of July party at my house. It has been scientifically proven that there is a direct correlation between the presence of snacks, potato salad and Dairy Queen ice cream cake and weight gain. Not to mention adult beverages such as coconut margaritas provided by my favorite sister, Tamara.

This led to thoughts about never really understanding statistical relationships, dependence, and random variables. So perhaps I could blame my weight gain on misunderstanding the data involved due to one too many margaritas.

Another thought was: I’ll go to my workshop, but won’t weigh-in.

Additional thoughts: I can’t remember the new title for WW receptionists, but they will be kind if I do weigh-in. I have developed a good habit of attending workshops, no matter what. I want that six week charm as a reward for attending. My friends will miss me. I need the group support. I get all my Chapter ideas from workshops. If I quote enough members, maybe they will follow me on Connect. Maybe Oprah will like what I write.

So I did attend my workshop and got on the scale. I consider the number that appeared “He who must not be named!” Enough said.

I must conclude now in order to discover a fun activity that can become a habit. I was actually considering Holy Yoga until one of the WW workshop members commented on why it is called Holy Yoga. She said she participated in a class and kept thinking, “OMG, are people actually able to do those poses?” I have a relationship with God, but it doesn’t involve twisty positions. BTW, thanks to Member B for providing this light-hearted ending to my chapter.

Until next week, be happier!

Sandra Warholic Seeley - All my life, and half of someone else's, I have lived in a humorous place called Earth. My muse is a tiny menehune from the island of Oahu in Hawaii where I lived for a year. Ernest Hemingway once sat under the exact same coconut tree where I did most of my writing. I'm also a sensitive to criticism Virgo who loves to get paid for writing and speaking funny stuff. Even though my mind is filled with volcanic ash residue and I'm still finding sand in my shorts, I will continue to write until my muse retires or I run out of pretty blue drinks, whichever comes first. Don't be bashful, email the author.

1 comment:

  1. Cheers to my favorite sister Sandra (with a coconut margarita) on another enjoyable article! ��❤��


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Sandra Warholic Seeley is the creator and author of The Sandra Seeley Column. She is a lifelong educator who has taught in Hawaii, Bethel Park, PA and in the inner city schools of Pittsburgh Public where her passion for the underprivileged began. Her humorous writing is often 95% fiction and 5% fact, leaving the reader to do the math. She has often written as Kanela, which is her Pen Name and means Sandra in Hawaiian. Her serious writing is genuine and written from her heart. She lives in a suburb of Pittsburgh, PA with her husband and Zeus, her 119 pound German Shepherd, who is her constant companion and writing assistant. They have ongoing discussions about which one is Alpha in their pack.

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