Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Weight Loss Fairy

I love the idea of fairies; the dainty and beautiful mythical creatures that inhabit gardens, ponds, forests....... I am sure we have all heard of the Tooth Fairy. Lose a tooth, place it under your pillow before falling asleep, and this lovely being silently floats on paper thin wings into your bedroom, and exchanges money for the tooth. The first indication of anything even remotely loose in our mouths would set the "Operation Tooth Extraction" plan in motion for me and my brother, when we were kids. We would wiggle the loose money-maker with our tongues, pry with our fingers, our dad's pliers, or depending on how desperate we were for fast cash, we would try the old one end of the string to the tooth and the other to the door knob trick. Worst case scenario-- we would have to patiently wait for nature to take its course, hoping and praying that we would not swallow or lose the precious item when it finally decided to dislodge itself from our little pink gums.

Imagine my suprise to learn today, during some mindless internet surfing, there is a weight-loss fairy. How cool is that? If I could go to sleep at night and miraculously wake up thin, I would be the happiest girl in the world! The tooth fairy only requires an old tooth in exchange for cash. I was told the tooth fairy recycles the teeth (how very "'green" of her). I wonder what this weight loss fairy requires in exchange for eternal thinness? If it's fat she wants, I will gladly give it......take my thighs, please, and while you're at it, the extra pounds around my middle that suddenly appeared the day I turned 40 and despite all the crunches, sit ups, and Abs-of-Steel work outs I have done over the past 8 years, just will not go away. Take it, recycle it, and give it to one of those aggravating girls who eat all they want and never gain an ounce. You know who I mean-- those model-thin gals who have the audacity to complain about needing to "gain" weight as they consume an entire cheeseburger deluxe platter while you labor over a salad with no dressing, no croutons, no cheese, no bread and butter on the side! My boyfriend is really thin and wants to put on a few pounds. I will gladly make a donation to his cause.

All kidding aside, I found a wonderful website (I posted the link) with products and gifts for the body, mind and spirit. This is where I came across a lovely pair of "weigh-loss fairy" earrings. These dainty earrings have little dangling silver fairies and tiny healing stones:

Sodalite: to regulate the metabolism, help the digestive system, and aid in weight-loss

Amethyst: to aid in healing addictions of food and other substances

Obsidian: to reduce cravings and act as a shield against negativity

Tourmaline: to facilitate weight loss and get the energy flowing

I studied the healing power and energy of stones when I was in college and I am still not sure if I believe the claims. Perhaps it's the actual belief in the power and the energy that brings about the desired results. Who knows? If they really did have healing powers I would bury myself in an entire tub full of tourmaline stones to lose weight. It sure sounds alot easier than going to the gym every day and sacrificing bagels, mashed potatoes, and ice cream for the rest of my life.

The fact is, there is no miraculous weight-loss method other than hard work, moderation and determination. If these gorgeous fairy earrings with the healing stones can serve as a constant reminder to love and honor your body by eating good and nourishing food and exercising regularly, then by all means, order them and wear them daily. In the mean time, I am going to search for "weigh-gain fairy" earrings, discard all evidence of their true purpose, and send them to all my skinny friends.

And this is my Daily Cyn.............

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