Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I Like Life

"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely, miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."
Agatha Christie

I can so relate to Agatha Christie.  Firstly, she writes marvelous mysteries. Secondly, she has captured my thoughts and written them in this quote.  I really like living.  

My favorite version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol is actually a musical, Scrooge, with Albert Finney as Ebenezer Scrooge.  I absolutely love the story of Ebenezer Scrooge. In the movie, Scrooge sings I Like Life, after the ghost of Christmas present visits him.  It is one of my favorite songs in the film.

What may you ask, has me feeling so cheerful and turning my thoughts to life?  Well the answer is quite simple.  I went to the doctor to discuss my cholesterol  and when she told me that mine had gone down almost 30 points  to 195 for my total, I was filled joy.  Plain and simple,  all the hard work I have done exercising for 48 weeks has paid off!   She also told me I am not supposed to eat cookies or dessert.  Well, had to laugh at that one!  Oh, I have cut way back and am only allowing myself treats ever so often, but cold turkey on no sweets, No way!

I left the doctor's office feeling happy, went to work out, went back to work and started contemplating all that had happened in 1.5 short hours.  I think I may have actually made a significant lifestyle change.  Even on those days I don't really feel like going to the gym, I make myself go.  I am saying no to donuts!  That one is hard to believe, but true!  

So for now I like life!


The Every Day Dad said...

Great job Single@50! Congratulations on your improving numbers!

Gamera said...

No kidding. Congrats. I'm only a little over a month in on my exercise habit and I'm lagging. I'm going to the gym. Now. Thanks for the reminder of why I'm doing it.

Also, I think it's fortuitous that you would get this great lift to your motivation---right before I bring in a sinfully decadent treat to celebrate the day tomorrow.