Hello. My name is Pono and I want to be a skinnyaire. A few days ago I hit a major milestone! This milestone is huge and I’m not talking walking another mile or losing another ten pounds or weighing under a certain weight in so long……I’m talking HUGE milestone. Now granted I had to flex and tighten my abdominal area for this momentous event. Are you ready for this because I don’t know if you are because I was barely ready for this when it happened. All right all right no more babbling. Drum roll, please…….I went for my daily swim at the public pool and was showering afterward as usual. I tried untying my board shorts in the water but ended up knotting it. As I was showering I happened to untie it without any usual resistance and then I looked down and retied it so I wouldn’t have my shorts at my feet when I’m walking around. After pulling the string and seeing that it wasn’t going to break and seeing I didn’t tie myself into another knot I continued showering. Then my head shoots up and I realized something magnificent had just transpired. The choir of angels began to sing in loud joyous praises the word, “Hallelujah, Hallelujah” as the heavenly light fell down upon me in the shower. I SAW myself tie my shorts. Did you get that? I saw myself tie my board short strings into a bow. I witnessed the entire tying of the strings down to the tightening of it and looked at it rest on my waist. Yes, dear brothers and sisters, I SAW my string. It has been too long a time that I have not been able to see this remarkable event due to the ever-obstructive obstinate entity I have named, George. That would be my belly. His name is George. I am slowly making George go away and stay away for good because I am tired of hauling him around and not liking the way I look in the mirror. This has made my spirit soar and has given me fire under my rump to keep up the daily grind and hack away at those unwanted pounds. People. This is a victory for all of us who are doing the diet and exercise thang…….you know…….those of us who are rewiring our brains and retraining our bodies how to eat again and how to exercise again and how to be consistent again. We are Kings for a day. This day I revel with you. My victory is your victory. We are victorious together. I have a daydream that one day we will all walk hand in hand, sweating away the insecurities of our lives and resurrecting the divine potential within us all. I have a daydream that big people and little people and tall people and short people will look at one another as just people. One day, today, is a small victory for us all, but tomorrow, tomorrow will be your victory and your victory will be mine as well.