Saturday, February 11, 2023

Lighter Side of Weight Loss: Chapter Fifty-eight

Lighter Side of Weight Loss: Chapter Fifty-eight
Negative v Positive

Mismatched By Dobby

In a landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States guarantees the right to choose positive thoughts over negative assassins.  

I have found these negative hit-men thoughts can sabotage any progress made on my weight loss journey in a heartbeat. In fact, I can identify with Dobby, the house-elf, in Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets. Whenever he did something he assumed he shouldn't have, he yelled, "Bad Dobby! Bad Dobby!" He then attempted to bang his head on any surface he could find. 

I am determined to keep my thoughts on the positive side (as well as my bank account). There will be no more (or at least less) Bad Sandy! Bad Sandy! Besides, my head hurts from all that head banging. If I continue on the negative side of thoughts concerning my relationship with food, I'm afraid I will have to go under concussion protocol or at least wear a helmet when thinking.

Negativity can apply to all areas of one's life besides food. Here are a few examples of what I caught my brain trying and succeeding to slip through my negative Thought Shield today. In parenthesis, I practiced positive self-talk:
  • I'll never be good enough to play my guitar and ukulele in front of anyone except my canine friend, Zeus. (Well, you will if you practice more!)
  • I'm never going to reach my Weight Watcher goal. (Concentrate on the finish line, not the finish time!)
  • If the product of two negatives equals a positive, does that mean that two negative thoughts are equal to one positive thought, and how do I keep track? (You never understood math, don't try now!)
Just as Dobby was freed from his household slavery (by owning an article of clothing, socks to be exact), we can be free of negativity by owning our thoughts. I challenge each of you to channel positive thoughts into positive energy. Until next time, if you accept the challenge, to show your support please email me socks or comments, whichever is easier!

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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