Monday, February 11, 2013
reasons for wanting to lose weight
why would anyone in the obese range want to lose weight?
well ok, i bounce back and forth from 'obese' to 'overweight', but never really get even close to 'normal'. i'd sure love to see the day! haven't been there since...?
as a kid i was slender, my hands and feet tell me i should be slender. everything in-between is not slender.
and i have a 'virus': dancing. ever seen an obese ballerina? that's me.
now i teach more than dance, but who wants an obese ballet teacher?
plus, i feel the extra weight on my joints and bones; i don't feel comfortable in clothes i like, clothes shopping shocks me when i see what size i have to get-- you can only find frumpy stuff at that stage!
how do i want to look? normal! ok i'll never see a flat belly, never have.
how do i want to feel? energetic! light, flexible, easy to move.
what do i want to be able to do? get my nose on my knees again (with straight legs); a cartwheel.
(ps. i'm pushing 60. are those normal wishes at that age?)
pass the cookies. oh-- wait-- maybe not, then.
hey, these assignments are doing their job.