Dieting – The Losing Game

Diet, n: the all-consuming obsession with the food you shouldn’t have eaten yesterday but did, the food you have eaten today but shouldn’t have, and the food you shouldn’t eat tomorrow but probably will.

You have to love the unpredictability of dieting. OK, you don’t really have to love it but it helps if you do. I sent Norm out to pick up a few groceries. We needed milk so I thought it would be nice to have some bagels and cream cheese for a treat. I haven’t had a bagel for months and since I was feeling really sorry for myself, a nice toasted multi-grain bagel slathered (yes, that is the proper term for covering a bagel) in cream cheese. And he came home with (the nerve of him), President’s Choice Multi-grain Thin Bagels and Light Cream Cheese. Sigh. So, I had a half of one last night. Toasted, with the cream cheese. It was fabulous! I know you’re not supposed to eat after 8PM but if that’s true why is there a light in the fridge?

Now I’ll have a sensible breakfast of an egg, lots of coffee and an apple. I have recently re-discovered apples. When you go on a severe, restricted diet, apples are pushed on you so much that you get sick of the sight of them, unless they’re in a pie or covered with crumble in a crisp. But…the cold. crisp, crunch of a fresh spartan has re-kindled my love of apples. And on the Island, here, we are blessed with dozens of different types and they are available all the time only restricted by price.

Dieter’s Law: food that tastes the best has the highest number of calories.

That law is true.  When was the last time you savoured that piece of celery for its delectability? How about the overwhelming desire for lettuce? OK maybe arugala. I love good arugala. I’ve actually grown it in the garden and my garden grows the nicest cucumbers and arugala. But, I don’t crave them. I crave pesto on fresh pasta. Sigh, again.

Unhealthy: what thin people call you when you are fat and fat people call you when you are thin.

Oh, well, upon reflection what I really want right now is to be healthy. I want my hip fixed. I don’t want high: blood pressure, cholesterol, or blood sugar. I want to be able to do sit-ups with out my innards trying to erupt (I’ll keep my Ripley in, thank you.). This is good motivation not the scale. I WILL NOT should on myself. Maybe I’ll splurge and have two apples! It’s really how you look at things, right? I’m not over weight, I weigh exactly what I’m supposed to if I was 7’6″ tall.

Thanks for listening. ;D Diane


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~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on March 19, 2012.

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