I have reason to be happy today.
That's why I am happy.
Why am I happy?
This morning, while in the house of a friend, I went upstairs to their bathroom. And lo and behold, in the corner, there was a weighing scale. I then took the liberty to step on that bathroom scale and weigh myself. The last time I weighed myself was the day when I flew from Manila to Buffalo. It was because I wanted to make sure that I wouldn't exceed my baggage allowance when flying. So I needed to weigh myself to know how much I would subtract from the total when I weigh myself again carrying my suitcases.
So I weighed myself today. And little did I know that I lost weight!
I was around 77.8 kilograms (171.16 lbs) two months ago. Now, I am 65 kilograms (143 lbs)! I then calculated my body mass index, and since I am 5 feet 8 inches, that gives me a BMI of 21.7. Two months ago, my BMI would have been 26, and that is a sign of being overweight. Now I am in the healthy range, since a BMI of 19-25 is considered healthy. No wonder I can fasten my belt one notch tighter! No wonder my dad commented the other day when he saw me via webcam that I am getting thinner! No wonder I feel lighter!
I feel like singing that James Brown song today.
"Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good!" (ta-ra-ta-ra-ta-ra-ta) "I know that I would." (ta-ra-ta-ra-ta-ra-ta) "Now I feeeeeeel good!" (ta-ra-ta-ra-ta-ra-ta) "I know that I would." (ta-ra-ta-ra-ta-ra-ta) "So good!" (ta-ta) "So good!" (ta-ta) "I got you!" (ta-ta-ta-TAH!)
Now maybe this is the result of refraining from eating meat for the past two months. Wow, vegetarianism can be beneficial eh!
Ok, enough of my ego-tripping.
But I still feel the need to sing that song. So I'll sign off here, and sing my heart out.