Monday, June 26, 2006

Diet is a Four-Letter Word

I still have those stubborn extra 30 pounds I put on last year (hey, it was a stressful year, so I'm not beating myself up too much, but would love for the pounds to go away) and every day is a struggle to lose them. I'm bumping up to 40 (ugh again) and it's like my metabolism has decided it hates me

Then I read the Discovery Channel story on Ten Reasons You Don't Lose Weight. Err...I'm doing a nice majority of those ;-) I'm not a bar fly and I don't have a fat phobia (definitely not, LOL). But I do sadly see my own reflection in those words.

It helps that I've been going to the pool with the kids several times a week. That helps me stay on track and get some exercise. But I'm clearly going to have to ramp up my game. I have two choices -- I can believe all that Hoodia spam (Oprah Loves It! It's the Miracle Pill! Change Your Life! Stop those Cravings FOREVER! And while you're at it, here's a few miracle blue pills too!) or I can start moving a bit more. Watching my food more.

I swear, when I am old and gray, I will never diet again. I'll do what my grandma does and eat sweets all day (she is 96 and still pretty darn healthy for her age). Of course, that's like 50 years away, but hey, everyone has to have a goal ;-)

This quote was in the Discovery Channel e-mail and it made me laugh:

When I die, if the word "thong" appears in the first or second sentence of my obituary, I've screwed up.
- Albert Brooks



  1. Your thong comment reminded me of a funny story. Last year the girls and I were at Target and I remembered they needed flip flops, what we used to call thongs when I was young. I said "Oh, you guys need some thongs. Let's go look and see what they've got in stock today." My youngest (10 then!) looked at me and said "Mom, that's really gross!"

  2. LOL! That is too funny, Ellen! :-)



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