Saturday, March 07, 2020

The Lighter Side of Weight Loss: Chapter Thirty-eight


The Lighter Side of Weight Loss                                           
By Sandra Warholic Seeley

Chapter Thirty-eight

Daylight Saving Time is approaching early tomorrow morning when I will be forced to lose one hour of sleep. This is no big deal for me since I lose lots of sleep every night due to watching late night TV, dealing with a German Shepherd’s shenanigans (I just like to say that word), consuming of Smart Points in a stupid way, restless mind syndrome, regrets (I’ve had a few), pain, worry, tracking of meals (just kidding!), the need to write, memories, etc. As a citizen of the USA, I am required to change the time. As a member of WW, I am determined that it is time to change my ways.

The biggest change for me is going to be to stop using any excuse to sabotage my WW journey. Here are some of my favorite excuses: I don’t feel like cooking so let’s eat out where unhealthy choices magically appear on my plate. The sky is falling so I’ll eat doughnuts to keep from getting smashed. Zeus’ Apoquel anti-itch medicine costs over $300 a month plus the cost of allergy injections custom made for him are super expensive so I need to feel better by eating more junk food. I need to give myself a treat after giving Zeus his two injections every 10 days. He’s even allergic to cats! The nightly news is so depressing that I need to watch it armed with antidepressants like mint chocolate chip ice cream. Everyone knows the best prevention for the coronavirus is snacking on lots of chips only after thoroughly washing your hands. McDonald’s shamrock shakes are only available once a year. Edward the Great is often in the husbands are frustrating category.

To counterattack the above excuses, I’m going to start by having a lot of fun with the first day of DST. I’ve programmed my clock to randomly select the hours throughout the day. I may start the day with 8 PM when I can indulge in my nightly snack. Four in the afternoon may arrive next with a short nap. Meals, errands, playtime, etc. will have no specific times. I may time travel back to my happy place (Pokai Bay in Hawaii). I’m going to “spring forward” with renewed commitment to WW. Since time is relative, I’ll reach my goal whenever I reach my goal. No pressure!

As Dr. Seuss told me, “Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!” However, I would like to be Carrie Underwood, if only for a day. I think she’s beautiful and talented. But I also know if I put in the time and effort that she does on fitness alone, I would be happy being me-er than me! So with an extra hour of daylight, I’m vowing to put in an extra hour of effort every day to being the best me possible.

One final word from Dr. Seuss, “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.”

Until next week, look for the funny things in everyday life 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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