Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sunday Scribblings - "Happy Ending"

She took an oath to make a change in her lifestyle.

So she joined a gym, got up at 6am five days a week to work out for an hour.

She kept off the junk food, ate healthily and sensibly, and did not succumb to temptations.

Eventually she lost weight, becoming half the person she had been physically and twice the person she had been mentally.

What's more, she found the determination to continue that lifestyle and keep the weight off both her body and her mind.

And that, my dears, is what I call a happy ending.

22 comments:

brinda said...

and THAT, m'dear, is what *I* call a fairy-tale

Lekhni said...

I was about to say the same thing as brinda - it's a fairy tale, a fantasy that we would all like to believe :)

??! said...

Wait....so if I put on twice my weight, my brains are going to shrink?

shyam said...

Brin, Lekhni: Also an urban myth, or a fable :)

??! - No. But your self-esteem might :)

totomai said...

well, hardwork always have its reward :-)

im too lazy to hit the gym, LOL! :-)

Maisie said...

A happy ending indeed. Lots of will power and determination. I love how losing in one area helps you to gain in another.

chronicworrier said...

Beautiful!

churningthewordmill said...

i liked this post.

keithsramblings said...

Happy ending? Sounds like a nightmare!

anthonynorth said...

Now that's a happy ending through sheer determination. And very well done.

Mary J. said...

That is a great happy ending. Congrats! And good luck keeping it off!

A Fairy Tale

danni said...

KUDOS!!! to the she who did it - she deserves a happy ending -

Tammie Lee said...

Oh yes, this is a happy ending. So wonderful that not only did she loose weight but gained in strength in other ways.

ell said...

I like this happy ending - but it's almost more of a happy beginning. :)

Berry Blog said...

I found your blog via El's latest post. I have been reading your stuff for about an hour now and enjoying much of it immensely. I am a recently retired Language Arts teacher and free to go for those fantasy searches and journeys I had to put off to make a living.
I took issue with your comments about teaching, but then, I felt I really did a helluva job in spite of the obstacles for doing a great job.
I have seen the popular blogs, as I am new myself, but now I am going for the more interesting people. enjoyed every moment of my visit with you. Thanks for blogging.

Granny Smith said...

This is not fantasy as some readers have suggested. Once the first steps are achieved, the happiness that a new body brings encourages that bew beginning that is also a happy ending.

Anonymous said...

Hey, were you, perchance, writing about me????? Ah, if only...*sniff, wiping off tears* I was always a sucker for happy endings...Gee

Teesu said...

In your on words, cuz, 'Bwahahaha'. This is a super post, I say. I tried to comment twice before and something went wrong, so I gave up. But, through sheer DETERMINATION, I am back to post this comment;)

WA said...

too much of a hard work :(

30in2005 said...

I'm guessing not a fable...

Why is being thin/ half your size associated with all things good/ happy? I don't ever geddit. Surely if she was healthy she would be happier than if she were thin? Although I do agree that the gym's greatest gift to the concientious is determination and mental strength.

Buwau98 said...

Wow
That's incredible.
How long does it takes?

Wanjiku Unlimited said...

That's a very happy ending and at the same time a happy beginning. Hope the weight stay off and good health stays on.