Monday, August 19, 2019

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss: Chapter Four

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss
By Sandra Warholic Seeley

Chapter Four

Last week, my weight stayed the same. This week, I removed 3.6 pounds by not getting discouraged. So that’s a total of 8 pounds in three weeks for a grand total of 45.2 pounds gone. Right now, I feel grateful that I’m losing weight and gaining friends on Connect.

The topic in today’s WW Weekly was “Turn It Around.” My quirky mind started thinking about GPS Navigation Systems, and how even with GPS Girl”s voice coming out of my car radio telling me where to go, I often get lost. She will come right out and say, “Make a U turn now!”I need GPS Girl to give me directions when my “it” needs rotated.

Negative self talk such as, “I’m so hungry I could eat a blue dot,” would have GPS Girl screaming at the top of her lungs to turn around now. Do not pass “Go” and most definitely do not eat blue dots. They are nothing but empty calories and will turn your tongue a lingering shade of blue. Then you will want more blue dots, and before you know it, there will be a shortage of circular blue morsels for the other WW members. Instead, eat some blueberries. You have now turned around, and are heading in the correct direction. Feels good, doesn’t it?

When unhelpful thoughts clutter your brain, do a Feng Shui cleanse of your gray matter, and read Dr. Shad Helmstetter’s book, What To Say When You Talk To Yourself. It is very self helpful! He advocates looking at roadblocks in your journey as stepping stones. That thought alone has helped me make a U turn in my thinking. Stress, social events and boredom are just a few of the emotional roadblocks that could bring our weight loss journey to a sudden stop. Instead, step over that roadblock as if you have superpowers. You actually do! It’s called the power of positive thinking.

So the next time you consider yourself a loser, turn that thinking around and consider yourself a weight loser. You will get to your destination one stepping stone at a time. Imagine GPS Girl telling you, “You have arrived. Your destination was within you all along!”

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.


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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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