“Do what you wanna, wanna do
Go where you wanna, wanna go…”
I think that old Mama & Poppa’s song sums it up perfectly for NSV and in weight loss pounds! I noticed that I catch myself saying that I only lost 51 pounds since last July.
Only losing 51 pounds means I have much more energy to go out. I don’t turn down lunches, movies, dinners, concerts or outings anymore.
Only losing 51 pounds means I can walk without a cane/walker without a second thought.
Only losing 51 pounds means that I can stand more than 5 minutes.
Only losing 51 pounds gave me the confidence to try out for Sweet Adelines (I’m in week 3 right now, 3 more to go for a final audition). I had wanted to get back to performing for a while now, but did not have the stamina, since whether it’s plays or singing on risers – there’s a lot of standing involved.
Only losing 51 pounds lets me access my inner Diva – I’m sprucing up more with make-up, pretty clothes and shoes and I just purchased a beautiful turquoise purse. My go-to color had been perennial blacks and greys.
Only losing 51 pounds has seem to release some of my wit and creativity. My BFF told me this morning, “you sound like my old Jackie.” I remember a time when I was in such a fog of ill health, I didn’t know if I even had a brain.
So losing 51 pounds has meant the start of going where I want to and doing what my heart tells me to do. Yes, there is still moderation – still things I can’t do (like workout in karate or tap dance). But I am so amazed at all the things I want to do and actually can!
I hope your day is full of your heart’s desires and that the future is SOOOO bright that you’ve got to wear shades …