I HATE that phrase !!! It annoys me. It is full of loss and sadness... not joy and vibrancy. It's a phrase connected to the multi-billion dollar "weight loss" racket that tells people they're not OK as they are. It's about shelling out hard-earned cash on getting the dream that someone else has for me... conforming so that I can be accepted.
So where is that "middle ground" ??? ... when you know the size you're at is no longer healthy ?? How can I become the Embodiment of Health and Joy that will serve me better for my life's journey ?? How can I Gain Life and Lose Nothing ?? Call me "Greedy Cat", but I don't want to lose a moment... of this Life Experience... And the idea of "Losing Weight" just makes me feel GLUM : ( It's all serious and hard work : ( ... and I prefer being happy :D
So... Here's the Question: How can we re-state this ??? Is there anyone else out there who feels this way about that term ??? or is it just me ?? :-/
I don't want to "lose"... I want to "Gain"... life, joy, abundance, pleasure, experience, fascination, exploration, harmony, resonance... And then I see a painting like this and well... isn't she just glowing and lovely ?? So do I really want to give away all my womanly curves in favour of the conformist "ideal" ?? For health's sake, "Yes"... but to give all this lusciousness away... ??? There's a middle ground surely ??
So: What am I trying to achieve here ?? I don't even have a term for it yet :-/
Perhaps i'm "Losing to Gain" ???
Perhaps I can "Loose Weight" :D
That sounds kind of 60's and floral and funky and free :D What do you think ??
I'd love your ideas on this : )
... And then sometimes
It just doesn't matter how big or little you are...
As I was crossing the carpark of my local city swimming pool today in a bid to reclaim my health and vitality, I began to think about "Weight". The thought entered my mind... "What am I waiting for? ... and how is this linked to 'weight'? " (sneaky question) :D
Another thought immediately followed... "For me to take action."