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I saw Elvis today

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What a day. I know I'm not the only person who works hard, but I always feel at the end of a workday like I couldn't have done more than I did. So when I have to watch what I eat, and expend my precious hours off after work cooking, exercising and logging what I ate, I feel robbed. This is a big reason why I fail at losing weight. I deserve to eat because I have earned a living wage and it was hard physically and emotionally.

But while I was on the treadmill, trying to force more good behavior out of my resistant body and soul, I plucked a youtube to watch. It was Elvis' 1968 comeback. Man, did he look good. Black leather, sweet moves and incredible face that showed happiness, sex appeal and self esteem. What a pleasure to watch. He was a gift. After I got off the treadmill, I was curious to see more. The Aloha concert in '73. Funky suit, but still mighty fine and cocky as hell. I followed the trail to his last appearance before he died in '77. So sad. So puffy and slow.

I don't want to be that Elvis anymore. People see me in all my walks of life and think, so sad. Look at her. (That's why I hole up at home, huh.) I think even at 46, I could be more like '68 Elvis. Fun, cocky and self assured- if I can follow through and lose the weight.
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  • RG_DFW
    Welcome to SP and best of luck!
    1950 days ago
    Love the trail you followed to realize that Elvis destroyed his health partly with poor eating choices and especially love your decision NOT to follow in his footsteps. Well said!

    Best of success to you on your journey back to great health.
    1950 days ago
    You CAN do this! Play so Elvis and rock out!

    I love a "Little less Converstation"

    1950 days ago
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