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Defying Gravity

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Day Six of Spark Streak DONE!
Welcome to Day 7 and 93 Days to go until Summer

Tracking habit: Stayed within my calorie range for the day. emoticon

Water habit: Drank my 32 oz cup down only 1.5 times...good enough. emoticon

Fitness habit: Got to the gym! emoticon

Attitude: emoticon

For anyone who has ever seen "Wicked", I'm sure you remember the song "Defying Gravity." The beautiful, soaring ballad sung by Elphaba, the misunderstood "wicked" witch of the West.

Last night, DH and I went to a reception for the premier of next years Broadway Series for Playhouse Square. There is a spectacular line up in store for us. And most exciting....

"Wicked" is coming to Cleveland!

Anne Brummel was on hand to sing "Defying Gravity"

Something has changed within me
Something is not the same
I'm through with playing by the rules
Of someone else's game
Too late for second-guessing
Too late to go back to sleep
It's time to trust my instincts
Close my eyes: and leap!

It's time to try
Defying gravity
I think I'll try
Defying gravity
And you can't pull me down!

As I listened last night, I knew what I wanted to write about today.

"I think I'll try Defying gravity And you can't pull me down!"

This is how I feel today.

The only difference that I would note is that I AM playing by the rules now. The rules that keep me feeling good and balanced about myself. The rules that eliminate the guilt and frustration. You know what I'm talking about:

Tracking, water, fitness, attitude!!

I'm in a really good place now and the rules don't chafe, and irritate and vex. They give me order and peace and tranquility. And a sense of pride. You know, kind of like when you ace that test that you have studied a lifetime for.

In the past, I have never accepted the gift of these easy moments as being the status quo. They were always the exception. I was always waiting with trepidation for me to fall back to earth and resume my "normal" existence that included a large amount of discontent and struggle with my relationship with food, my wardrobe, my body, myself.

But this time I will accept the gift of rules and structure and order as the status quo.

It does not mean that I won't "screw up" just means that I'm not going to default to "screwed up" as the norm anymore.

This time I think I'll try defying gravity.

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.*..♥ We can do it one day at a time!!

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`*♥☆ Keep Spreading the Spark!!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AJDOVER1 3/21/2013 12:59PM

    Awesome! While I've often considered lobbying to repeal the Law of Gravity, I didn't think about just defying it! On the other hand, maybe getting myself out and running on a regular basis is essentially defying the laws of physics.

I"m a grown-up. It's time to make my own rules.

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CHARTHESTAR 3/20/2013 8:28PM

    great post! Just like the song and the musical. I saw it in SF and it is now coming to my area and I am going to see it again.
It is such an eye opener- if you let it be.

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TATTER3 3/20/2013 7:02AM

    I really like this thought!

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MANDELOVICH 3/19/2013 10:35AM

    Love it! You are defying gravity! And I agree that there is comfort in rules and structure and the peace and joy it gives our lives when we take excellent care of ourselves! Go Michelle!

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DOVESEYES 3/19/2013 9:23AM


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DAYSPRING-STAR 3/19/2013 8:00AM

    Great blog and great progress! I like the concept "ace the test you have studied a lifetime for." It's not the acing and the test that caught my attention, but the studying a "lifetime for" (ie the journey!) And now I really want to hear "Defying Gravity," so I'm off to google... But first a big emoticon emoticon emoticon on your Streak! Your momentum is defying gravity : )

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BOSS61 3/19/2013 8:00AM

    Cleveland. Ahem. Stop whining about Art Modell's Hall of Fame candidacy. You stole the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame from its rightful home in Philadelphia, too. Now that I know where you are, you no longer are safe in the Mistake by the Lake!

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ELRIDDICK 3/19/2013 7:32AM

  Thanks for sharing

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 3/19/2013 7:29AM

Great going on the Spark Streaks!

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    emoticon Love It!! emoticon

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