Thursday, January 1, 2009

A weight issue















For more than twenty years I have been dealing with weight issues. I know how to diet successfully. I also know how to gain weight in no time. I have read many books and articles on the subject for many, many years. I have used meditation, daily affirmations, health books on the subject, medical encyclopedias, psychological counsel and dietitian advice to name a few. It has been a saga in my life. I do not even want to dwell on the subject for too long, I am beyond fed up with it.
Two weeks ago I went to North Park Mall in Dallas with my elder sister. We had a great time, seeing all the Christmas decorations, artistic sculptures, and enjoying one particular children choir performing Christmas carols. We took many photos. When I got home I downloaded the photos into the computer. I noticed two particular photos of me drinking a cup of coffee with a gigantic Christmas tree as a backdrop. It was almost the same picture of me. In one picture I was dead serious, in the other I had, excuse my immodesty, a radiant beautiful smile. I looked at them at least four times. I noticed something I had never noticed before. I looked twenty pounds thinner when smiling. You might not believe me. I am not trying to be over sentimental or Pollyanna about it. Now I know when I smile I look thinner, twenty pounds thinner. That was my realization. Boy, have I been smiling since, my cheeks hurt from stretching.

6 comments:

Cynthia said...

Wow, the "lose twenty pounds smile diet"! I love it. And I'm all for it. You are a treat(-low-fat)! I agree that you look quite handsome with that disarming smile!

The Pink Cowboy said...

Thank you darling. Of course I was being a little bit facetious, but it's all a matter of perspective and good attitude.

willow said...

Yes, thinner and younger, too! Keep smiling those good smiles!

I'm not EVEN thinking about the diet issue until Monday morning. Oy.

Bachelor said...

To the Pink Cowboy,
Good for you! Smiles are the best for everyone. "Smiles" by Charlie Chaplin comes to mind here. "So smile, smile, s-m-i-l-e"...
Hope you have a Happy New Year! And I too will lose...its a given...starting around Jan 8th...
I walk an hour a day which helps....
See ya,
The Bach

Keri said...

I love this! I am going to smile more!

What is SARK?

tangobaby said...

I am sure that smiling can improve your health in many many ways! As a makeup artist, I've always been a proponent of the well-blended contouring, but I'll be sure to add some extra smiles to my makeup kit too.

I've never been able to diet, but when I find activities I enjoy that don't feel like exercise, then I don't eat as much. Hmmm.