Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss: Chapter Seventeen

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss
By Sandra Warholic Seeley

Chapter Seventeen

My computer operating system becomes obsolete and incompatible with everything on a regular basis. My iPhone apps need updated daily it seems. Therefore, I’ve decided to update me. WW has me contemplating my Why. But I’m taking it a step further and asking Why Not?

Why not add a few purple highlights to my winter white hair? So on a gorgeous October 1st in Pittsburgh, PA, I packed up some courage and entered La Beaute Hair Salon and Day Spa. I emerged several hours later with hair exactly as I envisioned it. Thank you, Renee!

My husband loves it. So on Day One, I suggested we go out to lunch to “test drive” my hair. Our young waitress remarked on it immediately. It felt so good to have a young person admire my 73 year old hair.

Such a simple change has lightened my mood as I struggle to lighten my body. And the best part? These are 100% human hair extensions that are supposed to stay taped in thru many hair washings. I plan to get my hair trimmed every 8 weeks and replace the previous color with something new. Perhaps red for Christmas, green for spring, etc.

So now I am contemplating other Why Nots such as Why not go ziplining even though I’m afraid of heights, but always thought it would be fun? If I were in the Divergent movie, I would want to be in the Dauntless faction! Why not take dancing lessons and learn to tango? So sexy, but husband doesn't want to take lessons. Hmmm, have to think about this one. So many Why Nots to think about. Life truly is too short to wear boring earrings or miss out on new experiences.

Which brings me full circle back to my “Why?” Along with Dylan Thomas, the poet, I honestly do not want to go gentle into that dark good night. I can no longer wait until I’m at goal weight to have fun, for “tomorrow is never promised” to anyone. And just maybe I’ll reach my goal faster if I’m enjoying myself along the way.

Until next week, I’m sprinkling all of you with sparkly, purple, fairy dust to lighten your spirits. Be chic and trendy to climb outside any boxes that have trapped you for years. Let your personality be a vibrant hue. Enjoy your ride and 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.


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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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