Friday, November 22, 2019

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss: Chapter Twenty-three

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss
By Sandra Warholic Seeley                                     

Chapter Twenty-three

I’ve got the blues, the purples and the greens this week. The blues are depressing and “it’s not easy being green.” So I’m trying out the pretty, purple WW plan to tease my palate into 16 Smart Point submission. My secret weapon is potatoes.They are my favorite vegetable.I have read that a potato contains more potassium than a banana. This is a good thing. I have also read that potato eyes are toxic to humans. This is a very bad thing .I have promised myself not to eat any eyeballs, but wondered if it is bad for me to eat eyes hiding in potato skins which are good for me.I also read that the first potatoes arrived in North America via Bermuda in 1621.Therefore, in my opinion, potato immigrants should be allowed to stay here because they are tasty.

“So, how’s the purple plan working out for you so far?” I asked myself.

Myself answered, “Great! It’s only Tuesday (my weigh-in day is Saturday) and I’ve had taters both baked and mashed, and my taste buds were screaming with zero point delight.”

For four days now, I’ve stayed within my point range, tracked those points religiously, fought off hunger pangs with fruits, veggies, chicken, sticks and stones. And here’s the funny thing: I’m losing weight! Even funnier, I think I would be losing weight on “Joseph’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Plan if I played by the rules.

So here’s my game plan. I’m going to stick with purple for the recommended time (I think it’s twelve years), and then I’m going to return to Blue Land where I get more points and can still have potatoes with butter and salt. But this time, I promised my coach that I would memorize the WW Rule Book and follow it. But I’m starting to worry because Coach Kathy has been spotted carrying a bunch of yellow penalty flags in her back pocket. Will I have to move 5 rows back? Well, I decline the penalty because it wasn’t me committing the infraction.

Until next week, play by the rules, be thinner and happier.And remember, food is color blind.

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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