This last year, I have been working on losing weight. And in all honestly, I have lost weight, maybe 30 lbs….depending on what day you ask. But I haven’t lost with the gusto I want. There are these pesky 6 pounds I slide between….see-sawing up and down….round and round…swinging back and forth. And it is not much fun.
This week I have been doing so much RIGHT. You know eating well and moving…and the scale doesn’t budge. There must be a wall in this playground somewhere…cuz I keep hitting it. I hit my low the day of graduation. And have only seen it once since.
But with everything I am doing, I FEEL good…I feel alive. I think one of the big differences between this week and others is that I haven’t been WORKING at weight loss, I have been PLAYING. I have been goofing around…riding thru town like a kid on my bike…dancing when I hear music….and allowing myself some healthy sweetness…like exotic fruits and healthy versions of desserts. I mean, isn’t that what life is about…enjoying yourself?
I have to make that what I reach for…not just a number on the scale. That feeling of aliveness and vitality is what my goal has to be. But the idea isn’t new…I know this. I just forget and get caught up in the tidal wave of media hype about body and diet, image and fashion. What I want this coming year to focus on (is it too early to start exploring resolutions for the New Year?) ….to focus on a play-full, joy-full, vital kind of living. This year’s focus has to be LIVE LIFE not to measure the life I live.