Monday, August 19, 2019

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss: Chapter Nine

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss
By Sandra Warholic Seeley

Chapter Nine

Saturday weigh-in day snuck up on me again, but this week I’m determined to follow my own advice and embrace the Weekly Topic. I will “Find Awe in Activity!”

Tomorrow’s headline in your local newspaper just may read: Woman Struck by Awe, Lives to Love Another Day! Now Keith Urban is singing in my head, “Summers come, summers go, but it’s alright, it’s okay, I’ll live to love another day. To me this translates to forget about what happened yesterday or during your last meal, it’s okay. Just start fresh with the next opportunity. I personally would love to have the opportunity to meet Keith Urban! That would be awesome.

Here are some other things that I find awesome: nature, animals (especially puppies), laughter, old people, music, babies, So how do I link activity and awe? First of all, I’m going to hang out with my 13 year old niece, Marina. She has promised to teach me how to floss as well as other dance moves. That adds up to two awes ( music and laughter ) and one activity. It’s like a BOGO!

I’m going to photograph any awesome activity that I accomplish, and create a collage of fun memories. This will be my adult version of Girl Scout merit badges. When summer goes, I can reminisce and hold on to the essence of my summer awesomeness.

Hopefully this will lead to being immersed in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. I’m going to be exuberant in any season and play myself allegro (in a fast, energetic way). Actually, I’m going to create my own dance moves to Vivaldi’s background music. Of course, no spectators will be invited. The music will be playing muy forte, and I will be doing an awesome activity. I have now earned a dance merit badge and lots of fitness points.

Nature is just beyond my front door. My 119 pound “puppy” wants to go out to explore nature as soon as he comes in. I have access to babies and old people. I have all the ingredients I need to find awe in activity. Lucky me and lucky you. Let’s be awesome together. Let me know some of your awesome activities. Perhaps we can ride a zip line, jump on a trampoline, go on a hay ride or ride in a dog sled and share these seasonal pictures. Oh, and don’t forget to floss!

Until next week, be awesome and 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. Riding horses, yoga, and doing acrobatics are some of our favorite activities here! Marina would also be happy to teach you how to do a back tuck or a front layout ��


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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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