I went to safeway on my lunchbreak and got some soup and salad and a Shape magazine to read, and got in line to check out. the man in front of me was getting some sammich-making items and a Men's Health magazine, being very polite about placing the item seperator bar behind his stuff so I could put my items down, but not making eye contact, just following "line etiquette". I commented to him that I enjoy reading Women's Health, and 'm sure the men's version is equally informative.

he perked right up from his "standing in line mustn't say anything but hello and thank you to the cashier" mode and went on to tell me [enthusiastically at that] that he'd lost 50lbs in the last year and a half, mostly thanks to that magazine's advice and inspiration, & how he works out 6x/week now at 5am and feels the best he's felt in his life. I told him many congratulations and let him know I was working on improving, myself - at the 6.30am timeslot.

we laughed about a few gym things, he bought his groceries and wished me good luck in 2008. I wished him the same, and he was off into the world again. the cashier was very sweet and wished me a good day, and I too was off into the world, to eat my lunch. but wow, I left w/a smile on my face and a sense of connecting [however briefly] w/someone who'd been there - who'd DONE something about it, and who was a changed person for it.

any nagging excuses in my mind telling me I "should" do something else vs. go to krav tonight have been quelled.



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