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Sparkly Rainbows

on May 30, 2012

From the moment I woke up today I’ve been in a great mood.  Dancing inside, high spirits, joy in my heart type of good mood.  As I said in a comment on one of today’s Reinventing Fabulous posts, I felt like spewing sparkly rainbows all around me.

I don’t know where/why I came up with that image.  Really, it’s not like I can actually open my mouth and hurl sparkly rainbows.  On the other hand, it would be kind of fun if I could.

When I weighed myself recently I discovered that I’ve lost over 80 pounds.  It’s been a mad great week for weight loss.  I really cut out empty carbs like those in bread, crackers, cereal, pasta and rice.  I still get some in fruits, peanut butter, etc., but not the other kind.  This change, which I committed to, has shown great results.  I don’t know how long it will last, but for right now I’m going to ride it like a magic carpet.

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve grown tired of my hair style.  I’ve been letting it get longer and longer, but started to think the style wasn’t flattering to me.   Last week, I spoke with my stylist and gave her an, ahem, head’s up, about my decision.  She knows my hair better than I do and when I went in for my appointment last night showed me several styles that she thought would work.  We decided on one.  She went to work and the results were terrific.   There’s just something about a great new hair style that puts some sparkle in a woman’s spirit.

Every time I walk or do Tai Chi, or dance a little bit around the house, I feel how much better and easier I can move.  My right knee isn’t 100%, and probably will never be, but it’s greatly improved.  I have more endurance and strength, along with additional energy.

It’s unbelievable to me that so many great changes have taken place in only a little over four months.  I’m not used to seeing this amount of good manifest in my life in so short a time.  I only know that I’m going to enjoy it, revel in the positiveness of it all, and keep building on it for more success in the future.  It’s a valuable, powerful lesson.

A lot of people struggle and are unhappy with their current situations.  I was.  In fact, I’d venture to say that I was unhappier than I even let myself admit.   Now I’m spewing sparkly rainbows.   Granted, there was no magic, instantaneous cure.  A half measure would have availed me nothing, so it took a full on commitment to serious action.  The results are worth whatever steps I had to take, and will continue to take.

If this can happen for me, it can happen for anyone.  You, too, can have sparkly rainbows in your future.  Until then, allow me to spew you some of mine. 🙂

6 responses to “Sparkly Rainbows

  1. Mary says:

    It’s great to hear you so happy!

    Add my voice to the request for new hair pictures. We want to see your fabulousness.


  2. Skye says:

    You sound so wonderfully happy and solidly so. I love the visual of you spewing and trailing rainbows everywhere you go! I look forward to the hair photos.

  3. Mary Stella says:

    I haven’t posted comparison shots in a while. I promise to get someone to take a current shot sometime this weekend.

  4. Seriously, we want PICTURES!!! ;>

  5. Picture, please!

    It makes me feel all happy and warm inside knowing that someone (you!) is out there spewing out sparkly rainbows of happiness. 😀

  6. Hope says:

    I’m so happy to hear you sounding so happy. 🙂 And, uh, where are the hair photos? :p

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