June 4th, 2008

Be Careful What You Wish For!
Of Losing Weight and Wishing Well

Dear Secret Law of the Universe,

When I weighed myself this morning I found that I’m nearly 3 pounds more what I weighed in January. What happened? Was it the mindless snacking? Not enough of exercise? Water retention? All the above? I was mildly shocked but instead of planning to exercise more I decided that the best method to lose that extra weight was… to wish for the extra pounds to melt away. Not only that, I asked the powers of the secret law of the universe to reduce my weight by tonight.

Weighing machine under great pressure

At about 6pm, I had a funny feeling in my stomach and at 8pm I started having a bout of explosive diarrhoea that lasted for nearly 3 hours.

While groaning in pain in the the bathroom, I actually made time to appreciate your wicked sense of humour. Yes, I asked for this, yes, you granted my wish, and yes, you did it before the end of the day. When I weighed myself again just before the stroke of midnight, I was indeed 3 pounds lesser than I was in the morning. Very well done.

If you don’t mind, please automatically include the following addendum to all the wishes I’ve made and will make in the future:

  1. No one is hurt — physically, mentally, spiritually or any other means possible– in the process of granting the wishes (and that includes me!);
  2. The wishes are granted through means that are legally-, morally-, environmentally-, ethically-correct;

In return, I will do my best to:

  1. remember to be grateful for all the wishes granted (lest I forget, I’d appreciate it if I’m reminded gently) and
  2. have patience for the wishes that will be granted — I’m sure you’ve not forgotten my Macbook Air wish in January ;)

For that, I’d like to thank you for today’s lesson: be careful what you wish for — it might get your bum burned.

Gratefully yours.

Tomorrow, I’m going for a 2km run! :)

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I hope you feel better! I love your illustration!
Tizzalicious  at 7:28 am on June 4, 2008
Hahahaa...what a funny way to wish for something. May I wish for the same too (without any loose movement involved???)
Ria  at 9:29 am on June 4, 2008
@Tizz - I'm good now, thanks!
@Ria - I do hope so!
Ginger M  at 11:57 am on June 4, 2008
lmao. i wonder whenever i had diarrhea i never lost any weight! hmm..
wiwien  at 1:35 am on June 5, 2008
Hi I was flying around and caught a quick view of your pic again,because I have been here before and I was frustrated I said let me pop over there cause I know that girl is all about the positive.After reading this page I was thinking the following things.1 You have some much to offer on your blog.What do I have bitter rants,nothing much.I was also thinking that you are one of the few people that I would of liked to know in 'Real life" I'm sure that you that you bring that same joy to people around you as you do online.So thanks I feel a lot better.You a special person and I wish you only the best
John Sullivan  at 7:11 am on June 5, 2008
That's just too funny - not that you got sick but the fact that you really do need to include "for the highest good of all" when you put your request out there into the Universe. Love how you explained it - and have a great run! :)
JoLynn Braley  at 8:25 am on June 5, 2008
So how'd the 2K run go? I hope you drank plenty of water and stretched first.
Christopher Waldrop  at 8:56 am on June 5, 2008
@wiwien - I think all the weight lost would be gained back the next day...
@John - Thanks! Actually, I was a negative person for a looong time, and you know what? Positivity is a GREAT alternative. :)
@JoLynn - Yeah, now I see why it turned out that way. All the other wishes that were properly granted were made with the intention of benefiting others! :D
@Christopher - I did 5k! Well I walked briskly for 4k and ran 1k, so it was all good!
Ginger M  at 11:05 am on June 5, 2008
Great post! I love your site! Mark Salinas Healthy Living Today
Mark Salinas  at 11:59 am on June 6, 2008
I love the term "explosive diarrhea." Up to now I had never seen it used in great literature. I think I've had it before but there must be varying degrees of explosions I am sure. LOL.
Damien  at 11:05 pm on June 6, 2008
For some reason a song comes to mind. Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash :) Tom (TRCoach)
Personal Development by TCoach  at 7:22 pm on June 13, 2008

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