The other day I was talking to someone about what’s been happening in my life and mentioned that I have been, among other things, losing some weight. She was quick to remind me that this isn’t a positive statement.
If you lose your keys, your first instinct is to go looking for them. So, in the same vein, if you lose weight you imply that you will find it again. So, I have decided that just as I have avoided weighing myself every week so I don’t set myself up for failure every week, I will not be searching for those lost pounds.
I started searching for another term that would fit without having another meaning.
- If I were to drop the weight I could catch it again
- Shedding pounds just makes way for new ones to “grow in”
- Taking the weight off means there is room to put some back
…well, you get the picture.
So, to keep the proper mindset, and a trim body, I am going to send my extra body weight packing with no return address, no chance for a reconciliation, no do-overs and no replacement necessary or wanted! Oh, and my scale is going to stay neatly tucked under the vanity for as long as I can stand not looking!
How I plan to do this is still not totally worked out yet, but with the restrictions on my diet for various conditions, and a relatively small appetite lately, I think I have a good start. I want to add short walks and exercises that suit my disabilities. Eventually I want to get back to walking laps in the pool, short treks on the treadmill and I may even finally join that Tai Chi class I have been talking about for years!
So, I guess I will go find my keys, cell phone and glasses and get going for a stroll through the fall leaves!