Friday, December 27, 2019

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss: Chapter Twenty-eight

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss                                               
By Sandra Warholic Seeley

Chapter Twenty-eight

We, as WW members, have just relegated 2019 into the Christmas Past category. It is now time to start thinking about changes that must be made before the arrival of Christmas Future. As in “A Christmas Carol’” the future is mysterious and unknowable.

My personal goal (Resolution) is to be at my goal weight by Christmas 2020. Losing four pounds a month should be a piece of cake, right? Wrong analogy! Pieces of cake are not conducive to weight loss. However, there is no mystery involved with following the WW plan. Even though the future is unknowable, we do have some control over its outcome.

So here’s my plan. Today is December 27th. I have five days to lose one pound, which means one pound already in the debit column of weight loss 2020. I’m going to take this pound and convert it to dollars as a credit in my bank account. Since a British pound is worth more (I think) than a US dollar, and since math confuses me (when in Toronto, I reached a point of saying here’s all my money, please give me the correct change!), I’m just going to give myself $5.00 for every pound lost (measurable WW goal). By Christmas Future, I will have enough money saved to buy a killer little black dress. Add some strappy heels and newly acquired dancing skills and I will be ready to celebrate a rockin’ New Year’s Eve with my favorite husband, Edward the Great!

I just want to give a shout-out to ETG. We have been married for 41 years. Last night, he winked at me and my heart did a little stutter step (not a modern term, but neither are we). Google a “stutter step” video to see the fun way my heart reacted. My old blue eyes still has the magic wicked wink (touch - blush, blush). He is also very supportive of my weight loss efforts, and tells me how proud he is of me. Yay for Team Seeley! Also, stutter steps (euphemism) are great activity points!

As the new year approaches, I think like Scrooge, we can all have a change of heart. With the arrival of Christmas Future, we can all be better versions of ourselves.

I will conclude with the words of Tiny Tim and say, ““God bless us, every one!”

Until next week and next year, be tinier 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.


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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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