Seeking My Best Self

trying to make sense of my life – and lose some weight

That’s Normal

This morning, my Wii informed me: “That’s normal.”

It meant my weight. Normal. Finally. Woo-hoo! Woo-hoo! Yes, I was THAT excited when an inanimate object rewarded me with these coveted words. Sad, isn’t it?

It’s even sadder that I was also THAT pissed off when, day after day, it proclaimed (in its sing-song, condescending tone): “That’s overweight.” While it annoyed me, it also motivated me. I’ll show you, smug Wii!

Today was its come-uppance. Take that! Normal. Hah! In your face, white box. (Imagine appropriate gang-style hand gestures. Then let me know what they are, because I have no idea.)

Does that mean I’ve finished obsessing about my weight? Snort. You’ve followed my story thus far. What do YOU think?

“Not overweight” isn’t the same as “healthy weight”. My BMI is just a smidge under 25. That’s a start, but for optimal health, I would like to see it under 23. The saga isn’t over yet.

philnick

PS: for those of you who have been following my blog, you may have wondered where I’ve been for the past ten days.

Weddings, my friends. Weddings. I’ve enjoyed the nuptials of both my ‘adopted’ son, Phil and my youngest son, Nicholas. By enjoyed, I mean photographed. Cooked. Entertained. Traveled. Absorbed the joy of these events, so when all is done, I can close my eyes and wrap the memories around me, like a star-strewn shawl of love.

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